Thursday, April 14, 2011

What makes you happy?

Going to Walmart does not usually make me happy.  In fact, it usually makes me unhappy, but it's the only place I know where I can buy hay and horseradish at the same time.  Today while I was shopping, I thought of things that make me happy...
The little Irish man at the front of the store telling me "Have a good day 'Shug'" makes me happy.  (I will admit that sometimes these terms of endearment from strangers are annoying, but today it made me smile.)
A freezer full of popsicles ready to share with friends makes me happy.
Needing a brisket and finding one that has been marked down makes me happy.
Remembering to take my re-usable bags that I usually leave in the car makes me happy.
71 degrees makes me happy.
Birds singing makes me happy.
Being able to walk to my doctor's appointment this morning makes me happy.
Reading my friend Michelle's adoption blog as she brings her daughter home from China makes me happy.
Will getting a hit last night in his baseball game makes me happy--even though they lost.
Audra getting 5th place instead of last place in her race yesterday makes me happy, but not as happy as seeing the note she wrote on her hand...."Just finish!"
The neighbor asking Jacob to dog sit this weekend makes me happy since he is raising money to go on a mission trip this summer (Jacob not the neighbor).
Richard getting his Virginia Bar license makes me happy.  (That's the legal kind of Bar license. Richard has not taken up bar tending.  That would make me unhappy.)
A warm bed, a soft breeze, a coconut covered marshmallow, and not being allergic to the pollen that is covering everything in Richmond--all those things make me happy.
What makes you happy????
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)


Marianne said...

Well, I am prompted to get busy on my own happy list!! I need it!

Suellen Allen said...

Your post made me happy.

Elaine said...

A hug from my husband makes me happy.
A call from my daughter makes me happy.
Babysitting my granddaughter makes me happy.
Reading encouraging blogs (like yours) makes me happy.
A friend's call to check on my sick husband made me happy.
those are just a few things. thanks for making me think about being thankful.