Well, not yet, not this year but that is my plan and I figure if I keep being positive about it, I will make it happen. (but don’t tell Rabbit, I plan to surprise him)
I have convinced Hubby that it would be a good thing, now I just have to save the money, buy the ticket and get there.
Anyway, the other day was “International day of Happiness” and normally, I would be totally on the ball and would have treated you all to one of my amazing lists of what makes me happy.
Because happiness is infectious and much more desirable than catching the flu anyway.
But I am slack and here I am days later, feet up, belly full of risotto with a couple of wines under my belt, finally sitting down to write some of my usual dribble,
First question, do I number it?
Bugger it, that is easy as, only a click of the button thingy up top and let’s see how many things I can come up with before I feel the need to fill my glass…
Actually, none, I glance over to the glass and it is empty.
Good wine makes me happy, so I better rectify it.
Click the little button and let’s go.
Wine makes me happy..ok, said that already and it probably makes the list every time. Although, you can tell the change of seasons is happening as tonight the glass is filled with red.
A successful experiment. Today there was a couple. The risotto, which was AMAZING and also an art experiment with the last drops of pouring medium and some ink.
Hubby makes me happy. He probably should have been top of the list but this is still close enough. He tolerates me sitting and chatting late into the night with people half way across the world and then agrees to me dragging him with me as I plan a visit. (I may be up for a new archery bow though apparently they are cheaper in the US)
Friends make me happy. My gorgeous friend Ty is having a birthday today and although he has been a little AWOL the last couple of months (harvest and all that stuff) I still got the talk to him and now I am hoping to coax him into visiting over Easter. The mention here of home-made hot cross buns might help motivate….
My children. Drive me nuts a lot of the time but still they bring so much happiness to my day. MJ also bought me chocolate, and you know how much I love chocolate.
Foot rubs, and pedicures…love
Fresh flowers. Never wait for a man to buy them for you if you want them. Just buy them for an isntant happy boost.
Spell check.. (yeah, did you see the typo I deliberately left?)
Ice cream, on a sunny day, when out shopping with someone I love.
Come to think of it, spending time with someone I love, no matter the weather
Fresh sheets (he he, nearly wrote sheep, but I fixed it)
Kisses. Hugs too.
Chickens. Come on, how can you not smile when you see a happy chicken?
Other people doing house work…cause I am terrible at it.
Yes, I am a messy cook.
Baking. And seeing the teenagers lurking, drawn by the smell of butter, sugar and chocolate.
Arting, of course. But that is another obvious one. Doing, and selling and experimenting and planning and gifting.
Time to myself. Those moments when the house is empty, quiet and I can do what I want.
Long walks on the beach, watching the sun set over the water, sand between the toes..
pause, ponder…. ok, lazy mornings in bed with the paper and a coffee
Happy people make me happy. Really, it is so true. And being and staying positive, although tough at times, is what we should strive for. Life can be short and unpredictable. We need to laugh, love and smile when ever we can……
Just thought of one more..
Coffee, made by hubby with a fresh triple choc chip muffin.
Yeah, life is pretty good
So tell me. what makes you happy?
(and if you were wondering why the list didn’t end up numbered, well, it was being difficult, and frowning at it was giving me wrinkles)