By now you have probably seen the posts making the rounds where bloggers list what makes them happy in life. Two come to mind for me this week, one by Angela at Happy Fit Mama and one by Christine at Love, Life, Surf. I enjoyed both of theirs and picked up on the common thread of the small things in life that make it all worthwhile. And while it may be a creative cop out for me to jump on the happy bandwagon, I’m doing it, because sometimes some forced reflection is worthwhile.
My list, in complete random order:
- Homemade soup
- My neighborhood
- Falling asleep by 9 p.m.
- Watching my daughter run
- Family vacations
- Efficiently run meetings
- A Saturday morning 20-miler with friends
- A nice glass of red
- A book so epic I don’t want to start another once I finish
- Watching my son become a young man
- Swimming in a lake
- Family hikes
- Dining outside
- Snuggling with my pets
I could go on, but I’m going to pull the plug at these 15 small, yet big, happiness factors in my life.
What’s on your list?