I read another writer’s list of things that make her happy and I decided to think about and write my own. One of the simplest ways to bring more happiness into your life is to pay attention to and do the things that make you happy. OK, so you didn’t need this blog to tell you that. But it’s not always so easy to know what those things are. Things that make you happy also don’t need to be big, complicated things. I find the simplest things can bring such deep joy and satisfaction.
This is my list (at the moment). There is of course no right list and no way to finish a list like this. But just taking a few minutes to breathe in the parts of your life that already fill you with joy is a really nice thing to do for yourself.
A warm cup of tea with honey and milk in my favorite big mug
The morning sun
The morning quiet and stillness
When one of my favorite fruits comes back in season at the farmer’s market
My neighbor’s beautiful roses
Family dance party
My kids hugging and loving and helping each other
The sound of the wind chimes wafting in from the backyard
Guilt-free time to read a book
Going to the library with my kids
Seeing the excitement my kids get from books
Trying a new recipe
Finding a recipe that just clicks with my family
Getting past the hump of meeting new people and to the point where it feels fun and carefree to have them over for dinner
Check out Lindsey Mead’s list here. What things make you happy?