I was thinking about how happy I’ve been lately. Granted, there’s been some stress in my life, but even with that, I just have this overall feeling of contentment. Life is good. I’m blessed with a job that I love and can do from home, a schedule that allows me to focus on my kids when I need to and juggle other responsibilities. I have a husband who loves me and supports me in all my crazy ideas and two not-so-little girls that I adore (and who like me most of the time, too).
On top of all that, there are the little things that make me happy.
Here are a few little things that have made me happy lately:
- Werther’s Original Sugar Free Caramel Coffee candies
These are sooo good. You can’t tell they are sugar free and they give a great coffee and caramel flavor. Very rich tasting. I feel like I’m getting away with something when I eat one of these.
- My Droid
How did I ever survive without this thing? Seriously. I take it EVERYWHERE
(even the bathroom, but that is probably TMI, isn’t it?)
It’s like having a laptop in your pocket. I can find out anything I want to know anytime, anywhere. Directions, updates from my friends on Facebook, emails from work, movie times, restaurants, etc. I’m so addicted, the darn thing should probably have a name (like Beatrice Nook does)
- My Knitting
After stepping away from the hot yarn for the summer, I’m so enjoying getting back into my knitting. I find such peace as I’m sitting at the dance studio waiting for the girls to finish up classes and knitting my little heart out. I guess I’m a kinesthetic person, because the physical act of knitting is like a balm to my soul. It just really calms me and focuses me. I have started knitting in the evenings for about 30 minutes before the bedtime rush. It has been really interesting to do that – I find I’m a lot more patient and calm for the monkeys’ bedtime when I do that.
- Beatrice Nook
I love being able to read anything whenever/wherever I want. I also love the fact that I have the Nook software on my Droid so I can read even if I forget Beatrice (the horror!) and find myself with a few extra moments somewhere.
- (this one may sound crazy to you) Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Detergent
Maybe crazy sounding, but I am loving this stuff. It gets out all kinds of stains and it has the best scent! I don't even think I need a dryer sheet when I’m finished with the washing. The clothes are fresh, clean, and soft when I’m folding them. Love it.
So, today, I’m wondering…
What makes you happy?
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and tell me your five things that make you happy today.