How I feel is up to me and today I choose happiness!
Life gets busy. Maybe we’re around negative people. We’re stressed. All of these things can make it so easy to lose sight of the happiness that exists in our lives.
Think about this. According to The Happy Movie,
50% of our happiness is within our genes. Some of us routinely see the glass as ‘half full’ and are more cheery than others. Then, 10% of our happiness is made up of the things that happen that can make us happy. You hear a song that reminds you of a great time in your life or you scratch a ticket and win fifty dollars…you become happy. The other 40% of our happiness we get to create.
I’m sharing my list because, well, it makes me happy. And, in the hope that it will inspire you to write your own.
Bed sheets just out of the dryer
My gratitude journal
Hot bath with essential oils
Vegetables from my garden
Cooking at home
Eating foods that are good for me
Ending the day watching Modern Family or Big Bang Theory with my husband and daughter
Our family group text messages that literally make me laugh out loud
Reading a book that is so good it’s hard to put it down when you start reading it
Creating new recipes
Hear the birds sing outside my office window in the morning
Spending time alone
When my son comes home from college
When my daughter texts me about a good grade or something funny that happened at school because she’s too excited to wait until I get home from work
Dark roast coffee
A glimpse that spring is coming
Inspiring others to be active
Fresh flowers in the house
Yoga Teacher Training
Going to the mall
When family comes to visit
The deal I have with my older brother to call each other at least once a month
Prom dress shopping for my daughter’s first prom and finding the perfect dress
Air popped popcorn
Chips and salsa
Just because flowers from my husband
The color pink
Removing the plastic sheet from new computer monitors and phones
It’s interesting. Simply writing this list, acknowledging the joys, makes you feel happy.
I challenge you to take some time today and write a list of the things in your life that make you happy. The little things that are often overlooked or taken for granted. The things that make you smile. I would love to see your list if you do.
I would love to chat:
What’s on your Things That Make Me Happy list?
be the best version of YOU