Monday, July 27, 2009

50 Things That Make Me Happy

I've been struggling lately. I've been feeling really blah again and I can't seem to get away from it. I'm not depressed, just down. I'm working hard to get out of though. I've got a few things going that have ignited a little spark. I'll let you in on that in a week or so.

I figured the best way to get out of the dumps is to remind myself of the things that make me happy. It's also a good way to check off another goal on my 101 list. # 6 - Make a list of 50 things that make me happy.

So here it is....

50 Things That Make Me Happy
1. David
2. Autumn
3. Baking
4. Buying/making gifts
5. Crafting
6. Finding something really good at a really good price
7. Clean sheets
8. Finding items that remind me of my childhood
9. The feeling that Christmas time brings
10. Looking at old family pictures
11. Watching Christmas movies
12. Picking pumpkins
13. Autumn scents
14. Hobby Lobby (especially when the autumn items are out)
15. A new purse
16. A clean kitchen
17. Hearing a song that reminds me of high school
18. Hearing an owl “who”
19. The first snow fall of the season
20. Stepping on crunchy leaves in the fall
21. Driving around to look at Christmas lights
22. Spending time with my brother
23. Sleeping with the windows open on those first crisp fall nights
24. Campfires
25. Thunderstorms
26. Pretty paper
27. A clutter free table (mine, I don’t care if yours is :o) )
28. Decorating for holidays
29. Halloween
30. Having all the laundry done and put away
31. Getting real (good/fun) mail
32. School vacations!
33. Going through antique stores
34. The smell of coffee
35. Thanksgiving
36. New, cushy socks
37. Roads that have a tree canopy over the road
38. Easter candy (it just tastes better ;o) )
39. Magazines
40. Driving around to look at pretty houses
41. Comments left on my blog
42. Shopping on Black Friday with my mom
43. Reconnecting with an old friend
44. Hobo Days!
45. Making lots of Christmas goodies
46. Old, simple houses that have been long abandoned
47. Quotes. Funny quotes. Meaningful quotes. Girly quotes. Family quotes. Life quotes. Friendship quotes.
48. When things start to come alive after a long winter
49. My in-laws. I got really lucky.
50. Not feeling an ounce of worry, doubt or stress. Doesn’t happen often but when it does it’s so good.
When I looked at my completed list, I noticed how simple a lot of the items are. They don't cost anything or take a lot of time. I just need to remember to take the time to enjoy these things.


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Funny~I think your list could be my list!
Autumn is just around the corner~not that I am rushing time. I am enjoying the last couple weeks before Homeschooling picks up again!
Have a wonderful day friend!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Great list!!!

Hope the blahs pass soon for you. Hugs!!!

Nicolle said...

You and I can both relate on the "blahs". I'm sorry you're having them right now. I totally understand. I think making your list will help you get out of the yucky mood. I know it's not easy!

I can tell you really love fall and Christmas. I love magazines, fresh sheets, and a clean table too.

I love your list. Might copy you soon on my blog! If I lived by you, I'd take you out for a Hobby Lobby shopping trip!


Joanna said...

What a great list! So many of my own favorite things.

Frizzy said...

Keeping you in my prayers for losing those blahs. Loved this list!

Tonya said...

Love the list, Nichole - it's funny just the other day I heard a song that reminded me of high school and it made me feel happy, too. And your owl thing reminded me of the other night, but it was different. LOL. I was taking the dogs out for a walk one evening in the neighborhood by my apt in SF and saw several fireflies - they always make me happy for some reason!! Hope you're getting over the blahs, sucks when life gets you feeling down... Call if you wanna hang out sometime - we can go to any stores you like and I'll enjoy it too I'm sure!!!