Fifty Happy Things

Prompted by my friend Dawn, I’m going to spend 15 minutes and list 50 things that make me happy. Then, I’ll post and include a link if you want to do this too. Directions to joining this are at the end of my post.

  1. My husband – smart, funny, silly, makes me laugh every day
  2. My daughter – oh so amazing
  3. My daughter’s family – partner and the 4 granddaughters
  4. My sister – always there!
  5. My brother – the best, solid, there!
  6. All of the nieces and nephews
  7. All of my cousins
  8. My aunt and 3 uncles
  9. A cozy home
  10. Wood heat
  11. Water
  12. A full pantry
  13. My 2 cats
  14. Coffee
  15. My musical friends
  16. Socializing with my friends
  17. My UU faith
  18. My many mentors
  19. Books!
  20. My book group
  21. Libraries
  22. Newspapers
  23. Magazines
  24. Chocolate
  25. Stents
  26. Good health care
  27. Travel
  28. Freedom of speech
  29. Gatherings of women
  30. Offers of warm housing during contruction or pwer outages
  31. A dependable car
  32. Opportunities to learn
  33. The internet
  34. Christmas cards arriving
  35. Live music always available
  36. Talented friends
  37. Mother earth
  38. Good food
  39. New recipes
  40. Winter Eliot
  41. Seabeck
  42. Mail delivery
  43. Rituals
  44. Optimism
  45. A doctor with whom to have faith and trust
  46. Traditions
  47. Family history
  48. Photographs
  49. Art work
  50. Anticipation of trips
  51. Friends who inspire
  52. Non-profits who do such good work
  53. Poetry
  54. Sunshine
  55. Snow
  56. Education
  57. Silly preschoolers
  58. Scrapbooking
  59. Crafting
  60. Candles
  61. A full freezer
  62. New bed with flexible positions
  63. Low tides
  64. Cedar trees
  65. Trails in the woods
  66. Lake padden
  67. Taylor dock
  68. My home town
  69. The church family I grew up with

You too can do this! Here are Dawn’s directions:

2016 has been a difficult year on so many levels. Regardless of how you voted, the election season was rough! So many ugly things to digest and so much drama. We lost a lot of remarkable people in 2016–– it felt like punch after punch some weeks. So let’s flood the internet with gratitude and happy thoughts. Let’s ring in 2017 on a positive note! Join us and spread positivity!

To join us for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Please include a link to this/Dawn’s post (https://talesfromthemotherland.me/2016/12/18/50-happy-things-bloggers-unite/) 3) Click on the blue frog at the very bottom of this post. 4) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. (folks have trouble with this, but it’s not that hard. 5)vFollow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List.(If you have problems, contact me and I’ll help).

reading every single list and realizing what I also am grateful for (on other lists) and how we all differ. It’s a beautiful thing and a great way to finish out the year. Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise; I will remove it. Aside from that one caveat, there is no such thing as too much positivity. Share your happy thoughts, your gratitude; be creative; be happy and grateful, and help us flood the blogosphere with both! And let’s all use the hashtags #BloggersUnite or #50HappyThings, cause everything needs a hashtag.

Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise; I will remove it. Aside from that one caveat, there is no such thing as too much positivity. Share your happy thoughts, your gratitude; be creative; be happy and grateful, and help us flood the blogosphere with both! And let’s all use the hashtags #BloggersUnite or #50HappyThings, cause everything needs a hashtag.

Side note: This year, I kept a running list so this will be a lot easier, but yes, I’m a fast typist. I plan to do this every year. You too can start a list for 2017 and a side effect is that you are reminded of happy-gratitude all year, as you add to your list! All I had to do was copy items into a post, with the timer running.

Please note: the InLinkz (link-up) will expire on January 3, 2017. After that date, no blogs can be added. Scan to the bottom of this post to find the inlinkz.

May your holidays be filled with happiness and gratitude!

 

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Author: mamaheidi60

Wife, Mom, Mother-in-love and Grandma. Retired teacher. Love travel, reading, music, especially live music! Blogging for Kulshan Chorus, and singing my heart out.

10 thoughts on “Fifty Happy Things”

  1. Love, love, love your list, Heidi! You are one of the most caring people I know, and the list reflects that. Your altruism and civic spirit really comes through! Thanks for taking the time to join in! Now, off to find your FF!! xox Happy holidays dear friend. xox

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