• The birdfeeder suction-cupped to the outside of my window. The birds come and perch on it just a few feet away from the chair where I do most of my work. I still hold my breath a little – they are so small and beautiful.
  • Watching John Lindo dance (see the links in the sidebar)
  • Dancing, period. There are so many times when I was cranky as all hell, or just miserable for one reason or another, then I dance, and suddenly I’m all better.
  • White roses. Well, actually flowers, period.
  • Rubber duckies.
  • My lily of the valley china.
  • Sugar-free ice cream.
  • My own herb garden – there are three kinds of sage in the back, with oregano and rosemary in front of it, basil on one side and space for parsley on the other, and thyme across the front. This is the fourth herb garden I’ve planted in my life, and so far it’s the only one that’s mine, all mine!
  • Guilty pleasure songs: Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani, Girlfriend by Avril Levigne. (That song is so wrong, and I love it!)
  • Lavender scented hair conditioner.
  • Hair henna from Lush!
  • Blooms on my peace lily.
  • Flying kites. They are so free, and while I’m flying them, I’m free too.
  • The feel of my hair swishing on the skin of my back.
  • Being called ridiculous names, like Girly Girl, Giggle Bear, Bernadette Schmernadette, and (my personal favorite) B-Diddy.
  • Coffee. There’s something about holding the warm cup in your hand, smelling the aroma, knowing that when you take a sip it will be hot and good. A latté at just the right temperature (not so hot it will burn your mouth) is downright sacramental.
  • Blowing bubbles.
  • Really bad jokes, the kind five-year-olds tell. (On my voicemail message right now: “Why do fish swim in saltwater? Because pepper would make them sneeze! Ha!”)
  • Stephen T. Colbert

3 Responses to “Things That Make Me Happy”

  1. pinkdaisygirl Says:

    Speaking of “really bad jokes” I knew you’d appreciate this one:

    Q. What’s in the middle of nowhere?

    A. “H”!

    Ha ha!


  2. lisapizzac72 Says:

    What a great list! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. […] 22, 2007 · No Comments Today, I came across this list of things that make this blog writer happy.  I don’t quite know what to do with it, other than I want to save it.  What makes you […]

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