Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Making Things

It's not deep in these waters today. My brain is apparently on vacation from putting together coherent thoughts. So today I thought I'd share some of the things that bring joy to my life. It might just the thought of something that makes me smile, or when I see, smell, hear or taste it.

· a toddlers vocabulary

· picking out a card & sending it to someone who would never expect it

· napping

· lemon cookies

· braking for rainbows

· taking a walk when the world is too much

· running down a beach

· dolphins smiling

· getting mail (the real kind)

· paying attention to how different music affects you

· daffodils, daisies, sunflowers and dandelions

· true friendship

· lanes that lead to the sea

· cartwheels

· swimming

· laughing at yourself

· slurpees

· 7-eleven runs at all hours of the night

· sand between your toes

· gorgeous rocks

· whipped cream and strawberries

· the smell of the sea

· pockets crammed with shells and sea glass

· good hair days

· singing at the top of your lungs to your favorite song

· a hug from a little kid

· sea otters

· sesame street

· purring sound

· the warm feeling of waking up on a cold morning and discovering you have another 20 minutes to sleep

· catching snow on your tongue

· kool-aid

· stretching out in warm sand

· sunsets

· buying yourself a toy

· Dr. Pepper

· blowing bubbles

· the smell of Play-Doh

· kittens & puppies- when they’re brand new

· Dr. Seuss!

· animal crackers

· baby elephants

· inside jokes

· sunshine rays through the clouds

· starry skies

· smell of campfires

· wildflowers in a field

Just to name a few. More to come in the future.
What are some of your happy making thoughts?


SWEA PEA said...


Hope said...

fall leaves
football games
listening to my kids chatter
hearing my daughter learn to read
going to lake

JD said...

autumn leaves and the brilliant colors of autumn


the smell of my mom's pajamas

the smell of fresh laundry on the clotheline


a purring cat

rainy mornings when you don't have to get out of bed

seeing candies from when I was a kid (old fashioned candy type of stores have tons of them!)


worshiping and feeling my hands raise without having intended to

getting to know someone and what makes them who they are

waking up too early and knowing you still have some time to snuggle and sleep :)



a wheat field at sunset

kids' innocence

my Compassion kids smiles :)