Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy 101

Good morning and Happy Friday! The lovely Becky of Love Everyday Life gave me this award!! Thank you, Becky! Her blog is so lovely - if you don't already read it, go check it out! She lives in the D.C. area - an area that I have yet to visit. It's on the list so I hope to some day visit. I can imagine us chatting about books over warm drinks at Starbucks, and hopping in and out of bookstores!

The rules of this award:

List 10 things that make you happy.
Try and do at least one of them today.
Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
Link back to the person that tagged you.

1. Starbucks lattes and the friendly barristas that serve them to me - and the fact that they are all learning my name, one by one!
2. Waking up without an alarm clock.
3. Being with my nephews - especially playing games like Chutes & Ladders, Memory, and CandyLand. Confession: I enjoy the games as much as they do!!
4. Going to Bella Lana and buying new yarns & patterns.
5. Knitting! It's so relaxing and it makes me happy when I create beautiful things!
6. Running
7. Sitting on the dock at my parents' cabin. Especially if I am sipping a blender drink that my mom makes - she makes the best daiquiris and always uses fresh fruit! They are delish!
8. Playing cribbage with my Dad. It's "our game" and he never turns me down when I ask him to play!
9. Buying plane tickets to visit friends, family, or a new city.
10. Reading your blogs & getting comments from you!

And so much more! I like that I've been focusing more on what makes me happy and thankful. Life is really all about perspective. And sometimes happiness is a choice - you have to choose to focus on the good things in life and let go of the disappointments and things that bring you down.

Now for my 10 - dang this is tough!

1. Abby of The Adventures of Abby and Ryan
2. Nora of Walking Through the Rain
3. Amber of Girl with the Red Hair
4. Mandy of Just a Small Town Girl
5. Lisa-Marie of This Girl...
6. Heidi of Cherry Blossoms
7. Nicole of My Life with a Crazy Puppy
8. Emily Jane
9. Kyla Roma
10. One Little Fish

Oh, that was tough. I read and love so many blogs!!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I'll be celebrating my best friend's birthday tonight! I can't wait!!


Kyla Roma said...

Thank you for the mention! And there are four blogs on there that I don't read- I'm adding them straight into my reader =)

Anonymous said...

I also love playing kids' games. Probably more than I should. I'm the girl who got incredibly excited when the 3D Candy Land game came out.

I like this award so thank you for awarding it to me!

Love your list of "happy." Not enough of that in the world these days it seems.

Abby said...

That is so true about happiness being all about perspective!

Your description of sitting on the dock with one of Mom's blended drinks sounds quite fabulous right about now. Nothing beats laying out on a towel on a warm summer day basking in the sun on our dock!!!

Hope you have a fun weekend, and thank you for tagging me! You brighten my day as well!! Can't wait to see you in about 20 days!!

Little Fish said...

Thank you! This is a fun one and I can't wait to do it.

As part of this award do we all get to come to your parents cabin and have your mom make us daquiris?

Amber said...

Thanks for the award, dear.

I love your outlook on life and it's SO SO true!

Waking up without an alarm clock is one of my favourite things in the world! :)

Mandy said...

Thank you so much for including me on your list! As Kyla said, there are other blogs on this list that I dont read and am adding them to my reader as well.

You are so, so right when you state that happiness is a choice. Its so easy to forget that. Letting go of the disappointments isn't always easy but truly necessary to be genuinely happy.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Thanks for the shout out. This will be fun to do next week!

Kelly said...

I was celebrating a birthday tonight too :)

Ooo new blogs to read, yay!

Emily Jane said...

Aww! Thank you so much - you most definitely brighten my day too! :)

Marlys said...

I'm Lisa's Mom and yes, you can all come to our cabin and I will make you any blended drink you want! We have a huge drink blender and it makes such good drinks! I would love to meet you all! Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

I love your list! Thanks for sharing the happies with me! :)

Becky said...

Aw, thanks Lisa! I see us doing that too! It's a date! You come to D.C., I'll take you around, and we'll drink Starbucks and talk books. There's a three story Barnes and Noble in Georgetown...doesn't that just make you want to buy a plane ticket? :)