Everyone always seems to be searching for their happiness. They look high and low, under rocks, behind doors expecting it to just appear in a puff of smoke out of thin air. Well it’s not that complicated. Really. It’s not.
I’ve spoken before about the happiness thing, and how the search for happiness is really futile as happiness is an emotion we can feel at different times, not a destination.
It’s impossible to be in a constant state of happiness, but it’s not impossible to experience the emotion, as often as you choose.
This made me think. What makes me happy? Not the ‘island in the pacific’ or ‘becoming a published author’ kind of happy, but the everyday, simple emotion of happiness. So I made a list. (Gotta love a list.)
25 things that make me happy
My girls laughing
Rain on the roof at bedtime
A clean kitchen
Warm summer nights
Reading a good book that keeps you up past bedtime
The rush from a good writing session
Sweet pecan pie
Learning and widening my knowledge
Hot porridge on a cold winters morning
Seinfeld and Sex and the City reruns
Looking through old photo albums
Travelling anywhere and everywhere
Then endorphins after a run
Late nights watching the Tour de France with hubby
Morning cuddles from sleepy daughters
Spontaneous phone calls from hubby during the work day
Jet trails in the sky
Listening to my favourite music
Early morning walks
Seeing my girls smiling, fearless faces full of the joy of life and wonder
Inspiring others and hearing their success stories, no matter how big or small
Watching a favourite movie for the millionth time
Reliving happy childhood memories
It’s funny when you stop to think about the things that make you happy. The more you think, the more you come up with. This blog post started as the ‘Ten things that make me happy’! I thought I’d better curb it at 25!
So tell me, what makes you happy?