Happiness A to Z--26 Things That Make Me Happy

May 20, 2016


“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
—Guillaume Appollinaire

Just for fun, I arranged this alphabetical list of 26 things that make me happy. (Click on the highlighted words to go to a related post.)

  • Animals. Companions, friends and teachers. 
Miss you, Scout
  • Book stores. New, used, online—I’m not picky.
  • Chocolate. Yum. 
  • Drawing. Also known as sketching. 


  • Hugs. Few things feel better than a really good hug.
  • Internet. Font of information…and time waster. 
  • Journals. If I don’t write about it, did it really happen?
  • Kisses. Mwaah! (That’s supposed to be a kissing noise.)
  • Laughing. Right up there with hugs on the feel-good-o-meter. 
  • Massages. My back has been feeling a little stiff lately…
  • Naps. Say zzzzz… 
  • Orchids. A dangerous hobby. 

  • Pomegranates. Counting the months until pomegranate season. 
  • Quiet. Looking forward to some after our bathroom renovation is completed.
How do you like the new location for the tub?
  • Rocking Chairs. Rocking in one as I write this.
  • Singing. Love to listen to it, love to do it.
  • Tank. Need I say more? 

  • Underdogs. They have the best stories.
  • Vacations. I’m ready for the next one.
Walden Pond
  • Writing. Sort of a love/hate relationship, truthfully. 
  • Xmas. Hey, you try finding a happy thing beginning with X.
  • Yoga. Ommmm. 
  • Zone. As in getting in the, and sometimes as in escaping the comfort.
Tag, you’re it! What’s on your happy list? Please share in the comments.

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8 comments

  1. Fun post! And a great way to remind ourselves of the many blessings in our lives.

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  2. It was fun to write! And yes, a good reminder.

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  3. Now that is a pretty wonderful list. Tank being one of the best. Hope you are enjoying your day. Hugs!

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  4. You happy list is almost identical to mine!
    You may want to re-think that tub location, though... although it may save time if you multi-task...
    :-D

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  5. Debbie--Tank is right up there at the top of the list for sure! Hope you have a very happy week.

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  6. Elizabeth--What, you don't think the dining room is the best place for the bathtub?! OK, I guess I'll put it back in the bathroom :). Hope you have great week, full of all the things that make you happy.

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  7. Your list is very similar to mine, although I've never been to the Everglades (I'd love to go someday) and I don't grow orchids. And I would have to put quilting in for the Q.

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  8. Cheryl--I'm not surprised that our lists would be similar...or that quilting would be your "Q". I think you would enjoy the Everglades, too. Hope you get a chance to visit one day.

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