Tuesday, May 14, 2013

10 Things That Make Me Happy

Day 14: Ten things that make you really happy.

I'm an easy to please kind of girl. Doesn't take too much to make me happy. Unless, you were the one that made me mad, then it might be a little more challenging for you. Ask my husband for advice on that one. He makes me angry all the time and yet, he's still alive and living with me.

1. Books. I love my books. They are full of adventure, love, drama, humor and fun. Plus, they smell good. Books are always the perfect date. Unless the book is written by Nicholas Sparks. Books that can make me cry, are not books that will make me happy. Keep your sad drama away from me. I don't mind a few tears here and there as long as it concludes with "and they lived happily ever after." Our world needs more of these.

2. My kids and my husband. They also have the magical ability to make me unhappy as well. Just like flipping a switch.

3. Dessert. Like I said...doesn't take much. Bring me some ice cream and watch the smile form like magic. Add a book or a good movie to that and I might giggle with glee.

4. Thunderstorms. Especially if it's severe storms...if I had a tail, tornadoes would make it wag.

5. Seeing my garden/plants grow. It's a lot of effort but seeing all that hard work pay off in the form of veggies, fruit and beautiful flowers, just makes me giddy every year.

6. The Big Bang Theory. My husband and I are on Season 4 right now. I love shows that make me laugh and this one is a win every single time.

7. Comments on my blog. Seriously, who wouldn't love that? Just the fact that someone took time out of their day to leave you a little comment is so darn thoughtful and can make your day. Or ruin it, depending on what they wrote.

8. Going junk/antique shopping. I know this sounds stupid, but I love hunting through a store and the joy that I get when I find the exact item I didn't know I even needed. It's even more enjoyable, when I get to go shopping without children and an unlimited budget. A girl can dream, right?

9. Writing. It's therapy. Keeps me from going completely insane. Which probably makes my family happy.

10. Sundays. I know, most people don't really like Sunday because it's the last day to relax before the work week. But, because of our Church and our wonderful Church family, Sunday has become one of my most favorite days I look forward to.

It was hard to come up with 10. Apparently, I'm like a talking grumpy cat. I thought for sure it would be easy-peasy. Although, my husband has it easy if he ever does make me mad. All he has to do is refer to this list, provide any one of these and *poof* you have one happy Danielle.


  1. I'm with you on all but the Big Bang Theory. I keep hearing about the greatness of that show, but I can't seem to get on board. I watched it a few times in the early days, when it wasn't that good, and just can't get over it.
    Now dessert, I'm all over that. Getting real, honest-to-goodness food from our yard/garden? Awesome.

  2. I'm with you on the dessert - if it's calorie-laden I love it!

    By the way, I hope you don't mind but I've adapted your tagline below your comment box and put it on my own blog after having a couple of very odd comments. If it's a problem I'll remove it and think of something else.

  3. #4 & #8 - YES! Love storms! They fascinate me & are just awesome to watch (guess that's why I'm a part of Skywarn!) and I love to got the antique & thrift stores. So many possibilities!

  4. The Big Bang Theory is so good! I got to season 4 as well but then the DVDs got too new for my DVD player and I'm stuck!! I hate to run out of episodes, the pains of TV.

  5. Looooove Big Bang Theory!!! I see the same episodes on TBS over and over again and it never gets old!

  6. I cannot believe I forgot to put books on my list as everything you said about them was spot on!

  7. I just wrote a really long reply to your blog and then it asked me to sign into my google account- I did so and lo and behold, my reply was gone. Makes me mad.
    To summarize what I wrote, I agree with everything on your list except 5, 7 and 8. I wrote a lot of commentary before but now you will have to live with out it!

  8. I love junk stores, too. vintage things, old things, I like to re-purpose. I recently made some curtain rods out of old window frames. You might like these:


    It was pretty easy!


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