Friday, January 11, 2008


Little things that make me happy -

  • The smell of coffee brewing every morning
  • My cats coming for cuddles
  • Getting into a freshly changed bed
  • Hot showers
  • My scent - Shalimar
  • The sound of a text message arriving
  • Hugs
  • A new book by a favourite author
  • Singing along to the car stereo
  • Clean plates all round when I've cooked dinner
  • Getting a comment on my blog
  • A brand new diary
  • A long walk in the fresh air
  • Freshly painted toenails
  • Trying out a new recipe
  • Frosty mornings
  • Soup!
  • Making lists
  • The first day of a holiday
  • Burts Bees Lip Balm
  • Baking bread
  • Using my Cross Ion pen
  • The smell of a tack room - horses plus leather
  • Finishing the ironing
  • Thick comfy socks
  • Being called a numpty by the Wildcat
  • The moment when the film starts at the cinema
  • Waking up ready for work - then realising it's a day off
  • Having my hair washed by Tracy; best hairdresser in the world!

I have two new books to add to my list:
The thirteenth tale by Diane Setterfield - a wonderfully atmospheric and mysterious read and Don't sweat the small stuff by Richard Carlson - which is really helping me make some changes in my life!

I was really distressed to discover that Dr Carlson died December 2006 - he was born the same year as me.


AB said...

Little things mean a lot - and your list is full of wonderful little things that I also love!

Thank you for reminding me how many of the little things in life I love so much, and how simple many of them are to come by. Being easy to obtain does not make them any less precious, and your post serves as a reminder that I shouldn't take such small luxuries in life for granted.


Kaycee said...

What a marvelous list! Thank you for reminding me of the simple pleasures in life. I will have to think of my own list after being inspired by you.

RUTH said...

A wonderful idea to have a list of the small, achievable things in life that bring happiness. Sending {{HUGS}}...I see that's on your list :o)

Akelamalu said...

Those are all great things that make you happy. You reminded me it is the 'small' things that matter. And, as you say it makes you happy here's a ((HUG)) :)

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

This post has really got me thinking, I have been spending a lot of time recently feeling sorry for myself, and your last few posts have definitely pointed me in a more positive direction. I think I must put one of these lists together too.



picperfic said...

now that's a happy list! An inspiration...

Quiet Rage said...

Richard Carlson wrote other "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens." What a gem of a book that was for B. I highly recommend it.

Yolanda said...

I love the list and the photo. Thanks for sharing both.