Happiness Is…

I’m getting over a cold or something that involves sinuses and a scratchy throat, plus coming off three nights of consecutive nosebleeds. I think I need a little happy in my life right now.

So I took on Sarah and Erin’s challenge to sit down and compose a list of 32 things that make me happy.

32 is a pretty big number, but I can do it!

Thing that make me happy: (in no particular order)

  1. This guy:

    Photo by J Bauer Productions

  2. Sunshine
  3. My new blue scarf
  4. Hot coffee
  5. Dark chocolate
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Not giving up

I usually observe the season of Lent. We actually used to refer to it a “lint” when I was a kid, sometimes religious seasons sound too much like mundane fuzz from the dryer. However, I don’t usually give up things for Lent, in the past I have when I felt like I needed to refocus and something was getting in the way.

Typically people will give up something they consume that’s not the best for them like caffeine, alcohol, junk food or pop. In the past few years, I’ve noticed that people have started giving up activities that pull their attention away from the important thing, usually it’s Facebook. One main problem with giving up Facebook for many that I know, is people forget how to contact you and assume that Facebook is the only way. (If a friend has given up Facebook for Lent and you want to reach them, pick up the phone!)

{What people on Twitter gave up for Lent in 2010}

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Don’t hate my jeans

… my genes either.

I’m incredibly supportive of nurturing positive body-image among young women but sometimes I start feeling hated for being thin.

I saw this today (please excuse the profanity):

Found on Facebook

Ouch. I don’t particularly look like either of these models, but I own and wear size 0 jeans. Continue reading

Are You Happy?

I ran across this the other day and it got me thinking about some things in my life.

{from Apartment Therapy}

It accompanied a blog on Apartment Therapy about simplifying your life. Which was interesting and reminded me of some of the things I’ve done recently (related to the list and not related). Continue reading