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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Little Things That Bring Me Joy

There is a blog that I follow called Rockstar Diaries. It is the blog of a darling girl, Naomi and her husband. Naomi danced with my daughter for years. It is really fun to see her all grown up and married and enjoy getting to know her all over again through her great blog. Check it out.

Anyhoo...about a week or so ago Naomi posted a list of 10 simple things that bring her joy and then asked her readers to do the same. The post is called "Here's to Happiness". She has been posting lists that her readers have sent ever since and I have been having so much fun reading them. I sent her my list, but since then have thought of several other things that just make me happy. Little things mean a lot, ya know? So I have amended my list.

Today I thought I'd share my list of 10 with you and ask you to do the same (thanks for the inspiration, Naomi!). Feel free to comment on this email and leave your list in your comment. I'm excited to see some of the little things in life that bring you joy. Here is my list, in no particular order:

1. BLT's with extra crispy bacon and miracle whip (not mayo!)
2. Tuesday nights with American Idol
3. Creating a scrapbook page while reliving the memories and feelings I felt when the photos were taken
4. Holding and smelling my sweet baby granddaughter
5. When hubby kisses my neck
6. Watching my boys play basketball and football
7. Sitting on a beach with nowhere to go and the sun beating down on me
8. Mrs. Cavanaugh's milk chocolate caramels after they have been in the fridge
9. Days filled with rain, thunder, lightning and grey skies
10. Laughing until my cheeks ache and tears are running down my face


Rick and Kori said...

So much to be happy about!

1. motherhood
2. creating a successful meal
3. snuggling on the couch with my hubby
4. tuesday nights with my biggest loser and american idol friends
5. getting lost in Lost
6. winning doubles volleyball with hubby
7. watching my husband adore his baby princess
8. quoting The Office
9. scrapbooking with my mom
10. catching up with old friends

Amy said...

I love this Karen, and what a darling pic of you! So BLT's with miracle whip, I think I'm gagging right now! Come on, Mayo all the way, hee hee! I love learning new things about one sweet little lady. You're the best!

Brenda said...

Karen, what a nice picture of you! Ther are just so many things that bring such great joy every day. Let's see if I can narrow it down to 10:

1."Dates" with my son - usually lunch and shopping
2. When my husband calls me "beauty." After 20 years, it still melts my heart.
3. 70% Dark Chocolate Lindt Truffles
4. Starbucks & Caribou - COFFEE!
5. American Idol night (when this ends, I'll switch to So You Think You Can Dance)
6. brand new magazines
7. Big Bang Theory - I love shows that make me laugh out loud.
8. my black cat
9. the smell of laundry after it's been on the line
10. creating pages, cards, altered items - it all brings me great joy.

amcgrew said...

What a fun activity, Karen! I hope you don't mind that I have posted this on my blog, as well!
Here is my list of happy things!

11 Things that Make Amy Happy

1. Seeing my children get off the school bus at the end of the day and come running to me
2. Quality time with my hubby
3. Quality family time
4. Walking into my bedroom and discovering that someone has made my bed
5. Fun mail in the mailbox!
6. Almond M&M's
7. A good workout-run,swim and/or bike
8. scrapbooking memories and stamping all kinds cards and paper projects
9. watching "Brothers & Sisters on Sunday night with my hubby
10. The Beach and sound of the Ocean

Anonymous said...

LOVE this idea, Karen! I would love to share it on my blog as well.
Here are my 10 things that make me happy

1. Watching my children interact, look out for each other and love each other
2. Watching my amazing husband playing with our children
3. Date nights & weekends away with my hubby
4. Cozying up with a good "chick-lit" book
5. Breakfast with friends
6. Sleeping in
7. Creative time
8. Country music
9. Watching Grey's Anatomy (although it wasn't very joyful last night!)
10. Giving...whether it be a small gift, a handmade card, a hug or my time!


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