Tuesday, March 12, 2013


What makes me happy? More than that, what do I do that makes me happy? I was pondering this the past few days and I came up with the following list:

1. Reading good books
2. Going on walks
3. Laughing
4. Being outside
5. Experimenting in the kitchen
6. Taking photos just for the fun of it
7. Catching up with friends
8. Doing little nice things for my husband, family or friends
9. Studying scriptures
10. Traveling and finding adventures

And then I thought to myself...how many of these things am I really doing right now? Even the activities listed which I do take part in (reading books, being outside) I don't do nearly enough as I wish I did. How is it so easy to get stuck in the grind of a day to day routine, hammering out to do lists and not stopping to enjoy the simple pleasures of life?

I'm going to try to do better this week. Isn't being happy what we all want and hope to achieve? And what better way to find happiness than to simply do more things that make us happy?

What's your "happy list?" Please share in the comments!

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Maggie B. said...

my list looks nearly the same as your list. I'd just add knitting and sewing to mine. =) And wasting time on my iPad.

Jessica said...

Yes! Life is too short to spend time on things that make us unhappy! I'm all about the happy list!

SH said...

Taking photos just for the fun of it is also a guilty pleasure!!

Hope you a wonderful day :)

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Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I absolutely agree on this. We get caught up on so many things in life it is sometimes hard to make ourselves happy...and that's when I stop myself and tell myself to do something else than school or work, and just find something that fully makes me happy...even if it's a walk outside or eating a slice of cake. :)

ifs ands Butts said...

Work getting in the way of living , blah! Great list that I think most of us share!

michelle said...

my list is fairly similar. zac and i try to take scout for a walk 4-5 times a week and i generally go through a book or two a week.

alaina said...

aww this is such a nice list....all of them made me smile too :-) Without repeating yours I would add bikram yoga, biking in the forrest and my job to my list! Gosh I'm lucky my job makes me happy!!

Karm said...

That is a great happy list.
And yes, reading is at the top of my list, as well as doing nice things for my sons. I need to amp up my photo taking though. haha I might have to do a happy list post soon.



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