20 Things that Make Me Happy

Gina dear listed over 20 things that make her happy because she finds joy in life. Then, she asked me what makes me happy, and I’m really glad she did. I am in this place right now where I KNOW I am blessed, but I am tired and out of patience with my charges. So, Gina is forcing me out of my funk, and I like her a whole lot for that. 20 things? I’ve got this.


  1. Getting packages in the mail
  2. My mom’s pasta salad, chicken soup and fake beef stroganoff
  3. Lemons and limes
  4. Lavender, lilacs, marigolds, ranunculus, succulents, carnations
  5. When Sam points at things and says, “Wussssayyyyt?” (What’s that?)
  6. When I mention that I feel sick and Ellen runs to grab me a bowl. Every time.
  7. An empty inbox that stays that way
  8. Embroidering
  9. Seeing deer standing in an empty field at dusk. So peaceful.
  10. The Glory to God at our parish. Iris? Thoughts?
  11. Rosaries
  12. Having a stack of books I can’t wait to read
  13. Eating at restaurants
  14. When Mike is proud of me
  15. My parents and how much they help us
  16. The mom’s group we found
  17. White
  18. When you paint your nails then get in the shower later and they come out looking even better
  19. My gym membership
  20. Daydreaming about vacations with Mike
  21. Fine, 21. Organization.
  22. Wait, and bags.

And, I tag the whole wide Internet. What is one thing that makes yuh happy?

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  1. says

    What makes me happy- to hear you say ” I am in this place right now where I KNOW I am blessed, but I am tired and out of patience with my charges” …I too KNOW I have nothing in the world to complain about, but I am just so…worn out, I guess would be the best way to describe it. The work is just never ending. We have no help from any family on either side and boy are we starting to feel the effects of going at it alone! Someday this will be easier… right….please? ;)

  2. says

    Love. So happy to see you posting a bit. Missing you! Feel better soon, sweet friend.

    PS–I finished my succulent embroidery, and forgot to take a picture. I’ll have to have my mom take a picture. I gave it to her for her birthday.

  3. Aileen says

    My grandchildren. I only have one daughter, no sons, so I feel truly blessed that she has 4 children. So far! 9 year old boy, 4 and 5 year old girls and a baby boy. Love!

    Hope you’re doing okay!

  4. Theresa @ AMomInTheMaking says

    Frozen Coffee! And that feeling of glory and perfection… the second you walk out of the confessional :)