Grace has bestowed a sweet little award on me. I’m always honored when people just read my blog, but awards really ice the (cup)cake! Thank you, Grace!
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know!
I bet you could guess what I’ll list as my happy things, but…
The Knight. He doesn’t get as much press as he should. I realized last week, one day when he was out sick, that he really does brighten my day, just like the fur-girls do. Neighbor Guy drives to our house and picks up the Knight’s work truck when the Knight is off, and last week, I happily said, “Oh, here comes my husband!” when I saw the truck pull in the lot, only to realize the Knight was at home sleeping…
The fur-girls, of course. I babble about their special abilities to make me happy regularly, but for a totally different spin, visit Sissy’s blog today…
My girlfriends. They don’t get enough press either. Local or not, my friends keep me balanced. They know when I need to laugh, listen when I need to cry, inspire me, challenge me and just make me a better woman. It is truly an honor to call each of you my friend!
Family. If there’s a group I neglect here on my blog, family would get the blue ribbon. That’s not to say they aren’t important to me… It’s more a matter of privacy. They make me crazy and mad, but there’s a lot of joy there too.
The Outer Banks. I’ve also written tons about how that place soothes my soul, and there are so many different facets to happy. I like sheer joy, but I also treasure pure bliss and simple contentment. There’s a lot to be said for just being at peace.
Snow!! (Another BIG SNOW this weekend? Maybe?) I intentionally picked a photo that shows it SNOWING. I think I am happiest watching it snow, when the blanket of white is still undisturbed.
Tea. There’s just something about wrapping my hands around a warm cuppa’ that warms me from within, even before I take that first sip. (This special cup was a gift from Anita, but it also reminds me of a special weekend with friends and of the beach…)
Flowers, especially roses. The Knight just doesn’t get how happy cut flowers make me. They brighten the room and my mood! (These beauties also serve as reminders of a fun evening with friends. They were sent home with me after a fundraiser as a thank-you from the fundraising chair… )
I like silly fun too. I think one of the keys to happiness is never take yourself too seriously. (I should also note that I was a bit shocked at how many photos I have with tongues stuck out…)
I know Anita hates this photo, so I do apologize for using it again, but I love the laughter so evident here.
Memories. My memories make me happy. Bittersweet is still happy for me, most of the time. Tennyson was right; it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Something tells me (bottom right corner) that it’s probably a good thing that my grandmother and Sissy didn’t get a chance to meet. Although for the record, Gretchen is also crazy for peppermints now too!
And now, to pass it on… I hate to choose, so please feel free to share your Happy 101 list with me! You certainly don’t have to do photos as I did, but do let me know if you post your own list.