Blog Post #266
Here I am, thinking of happiness again. I guess today I am feeling a little down-in-the-dumps, as my mother would say. As I was slumping on the sofa in a little bit of a blue funk, my brain began to remind me of some of the things, events and people that are important to me and I started to cheer up.
I decided to make a short list — just ten things — that make me happy and see what would happen to my bad mood.
After a few minutes of scribbling down some of those ideas, thoughts and memories, I actually began to smile and the black cloud began to drift away.
This is my list (in no particular order) of ten small things that make me happy.
A toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich
My cat sitting on my lap
Finishing a good book and starting another
The many YouTube dance videos of Bruno Mars song “Uptown Funk”
The way lime green looks with hot pink
Tea with my girls
The sound of my husband’s laugh
An unexpected compliment
A chat with a friend
A long, deep hug from someone I love
Tell me, what makes you happy? Share your list in the comments.