Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Things That Make Me Happy

Today I thought I'd play the "glad game" for a bit.

With crazy winter weather, politics, sickness, human disappointments, bills, etc... I think it's good for us to slow down a bit and recognize some of the good and simple things in life that we enjoy.  I think we need to recognize what they are and then maybe spend a bit more time savoring them each day.

Here's a quick list, that I've come up with...

My first cup of coffee for the day

Rain on a tin roof

A good book

Feeling the sun on my face

A babies laugh

A freshly sharpened pencil

A glass of wine after a long day

A front porch swing

A walk through the woods

When my favorite song comes on the radio

Fresh ice tea

A two hour bath

Laughing with friends and family

Traveling & exploring

A new planner for the year

Horseback riding

A good game of cards


Holding my husbands hand


Watching a movie with my kids

A new cookbook


A pair of jeans that fit just right

Listening to a good saxophone solo

Bookstores and libraries

Watching my favorite movie

A rainy thunderstorm

A jeep ride with my besties

Dining out

My list could go on and on, as I have so many things that I enjoy.

I would love to challenge each one of us to really soak up and enjoy all the big and little things in our lives this week.  It might not be a trip to the ocean, but maybe we'll find a few minutes to enjoy a glass of wine and a good book, or maybe we'll just really enjoy that first cup of coffee wrapped up in a blanket on our front porch.  Make time to treat yourself to a couple of things that make you happy each day and hopefully we'll all have a better week because of it.

After all...

What are some simple everyday things that make you happy?



  1. This is lovely and so important. Yes to focusing on the positive. and I love so many of the same things.

  2. I would have to agree with so many of your list! My coffee drinking while reading blogs is my favorite way to start the day!

  3. I love this post! There is so much to be thankful for and it's so important to slow down and really be happy. A babies laughter is contagious, I love camping, and the perfect fitting pair of jeans makes all the difference. Enjoy your day :) Beautifully Candid

  4. I totally love this post!! (and I'm going to be stealing the idea very soon...thank you for that) Love your graphics you made too...well done! Gratitude is the best attitude!!! XOXO

  5. Girl. I love lists like these!
    Rain on a tin roof.
    Rainy days spent at home.
    A new planner. Yes!

    But....a 2 hour bath? How is that even possible?! 15 mins and I'm like..gotta go!

  6. Love this list Jenny and your sweet heart....gratitude makes everything we have enough :) It truly is the simple pleasures - now off to brew myself a nice hot cup of decaf :)!!!! xoxo ERIN

  7. Great, enjoyable post! I loved so many things on your list and they would be on my list too. Happy everything!

  8. <3<3<3<3 I love this list so very much!!! I love being reminded of the things that make me happy in life!!!

  9. I love this and was nodding my head along most of your list, until I saw a 2 hour bath, man that would be nice!! LOL! Yes to the first cup of coffee or favorite song!!