Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

Ahhh, the holidays will be shortly be upon us and one of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays is the holiday baking!  The gobs and piles of homemade chewy cookies that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into!  Ah, happiness.  I am not sure if it’s my age talking, but Christmas is not about how many gifts you get, but rather its about family.  Spending time with your family during the holidays is such a precious thing that I always treasure.  Talking, sharing stories, and just being together is priceless.  For me, I don’t have much, so I tend to find myself making handmade gifts for the family.  Each year, I try to come up with something unique and special for each person and I love watching their faces as they open my handmade gift.  Ah, success…they smiled! Phew!   I would love to create one holiday, some really neat handmade necklaces with loving stamped messages in them, as this would be something that the recipients would treasure for sure!  Life is all about the little things that make you happy, not about how many things you get as those are all material things.  Enjoying the ones that surround you in your life, and giving them love unconditionally is what makes life all worth it.  Some people just don’t get it.  They spend their days worrying – about everything, and where does that get them?  Nowhere, except heartache.  Enjoy each and every day as if it was your last, enjoy life and the one you are with this holiday – why spend another minute complaining, arguing, or worrying as all this makes you is bitter.  So go make yourself and your loved one happy – give them a hug and tell them that you love them (and mean it) and let them know that you appreciate all that they have done for you throughout the year.  Remember, the little things mean a lot, but when you are a grouch all the time, it changes the people you are around.  Be nice & loving and love will be returned in the same manner.  If your head is in the clouds and you are constantly worrying about “everything”, then you are not paying any attention to the ones you love, the people that should matter the most to you.  Think about it.  Do you want to be a grouch or do you want to be loved?  It’s all up to you!

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The Little Things in Life

Posted: June 22, 2010 in Uncategorized
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It’s amazing how “The Little Things in Life” matter the most.  The feeling that overcomes you , the smile that ends up on your face, and the happiness that fills your heart.  Listed below are some of my favorite “Little Things”:  (please feel free to add your own “Little Things” to the list as well)

  1. The smell of fresh cut grass
  2. Finding the button that goes on your winter coat
  3. Taking a great photograph
  4. A Get Out of Jail Free Card in Monopoly
  5. A pair of jeans that fit
  6. A new color highlighter (and if it is scented, bonus!)
  7. Finding money in your pocket
  8. A great kiss
  9. Scratching off your instant lottery ticket & seeing that you won!
  10. A kitty purring
  11. A great boyfriend
  12. The Cleveland Browns actually winning a game
  13. A good glass of wine (Alice White Lexia is my favorite)
  14. Peanut butter (without the nuts)
  15. Getting a good price on a new Halloween Prop
  16. Chocolate (in any form, cake, brownies, cupcakes, M&M’s, icing)
  17. Finding the best pair of high heels (you never can have enough)
  18. Hot Dogs on the grill
  19. Post-it Notes
  20. Watching it snow (when you don’t have to drive in it)
  21. A loving family
  22. Getting free samples in the mail that you forgot you signed up for weeks ago
  23. An email from an old friend
  24. Getting what you want for your birthday
  25. Chips and Salsa
  26. A good steak
  27. Finding money on the ground (or finding money in the change holder at the grocery store that someone forgot – Ka Ching)
  28. Going to the Zoo & acting like a kid
  29. A day without allergies
  30. Painted toenails in the summer
  31. Christmas Songs
  32. Unwrapping Christmas presents
  33. The smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning
  34. Hitting all green lights on the road
  35. The smell of fresh cleaned sheets

The list goes on, but we can all find happiness in The Little Things in Life that matter the most. 

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