Monday, 27 April 2015

My Happy List...

Last week the lovely Emma over at Life at the Littlewood (which is one of my favourite blogs and definitely worth checking out!) tagged me in one of the latest memes circulating the blogging world... "50 things that make me happy"...

So I set about compiling my own little happy list. The little loves that make my life that little bit smilier...

As William Morris once said...
"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life"

OK... I think there's a lot more to true happiness than that (you can read about that here) but this little quote put a smile on my face. I definitely think there is something in it...

So here are fifty things that make me happy... what are yours?

1. Little girl giggles
2. The smell of freshly cut grass
3. Line dried linens
4. Chats with my Mum
5. Quality time pouring over my Bible
6. Wildflowers
7. Singing to my girls at bedtime every night
8. Date nights
9. Sharing a pot of tea with my hub
10. The smell of baking
11. Haribo sour mix
12. Decorating our home to the season
13. My Mum's homemade pizza
14. Exploring the world
15. Views over the Norwegian fjords
16. Drinking fresh air in deep
17. Daffodils
18. That penny drop moment when I'm teaching
19. Exploring National Trust places with my family and my camera
20. Catch-ups with friends
21. An early night with a good book
22. Little sewing projects
23. Beating our monthly budget!
24. Quiet afternoons at home with my girls
25. Blogging
26. Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows
27. Handwritten snail mail
28. Proper Jemimi Puddleduck ducks - they're just so pretty!
29. Changing seasons
30. Laughing
31. That first gulp of water on a hot day
32. Homemade lemonade
33. Late night deep and meaningfuls
34. Blue skies and happy days
35. Beach days
36. Dave playing guitar for the girls
37. Looking through old photographs
38. Winning
39. Making lists
40. Sitting down with a cuppa after a productive day
41. Meeting new people
42. Seeing God work in people's lives
43. When you finally remember what you came into a room for
44. Taking off high heels at the end of a day
45. Children's imaginations
46. Bubble baths
47. Toast with butter melted in
48. Realising its Friday
49. Snuggling up on the sofa with a pile of blankets on a rainy day
50. Realising how utterly blessed I am, and thanking God for it.

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  1. Love the fact winning makes you happy :)

  2. Great list! Made me think about my own. x

  3. Fabulous list Claire and I was smiling reading it - I love the Haribo sours too ;)

  4. What a wonderful list of happy things - I think there are several things up there that would be on mine too so I shall have to give it some thought and see what I can come up with!

  5. What a lovely idea Claire ! Thanks for sharing 😊 Liz xx

  6. Number 43 made me laugh a lot. I do that about 20 times a day! A lovely list of uplifting things here, many of which I share. Hope you tick off plenty of them in the next few days. x

  7. I love your list of 50 happy things - finally remembering what you came into a room for made me chuckle - that makes me happy too! Little girl giggles and children's imaginations are truly beautiful things and lists like this are a great reminder that the vast majority of things that make us happy are completely free :-)

  8. Such a lovely list Claire!! I'm forever forgetting what I've come into a room for! :) I especially love your pot of tea one too - Mr M and I love our tea - it really is a high point of each of my days! So sorry it's taken me so long to comment on this. I'm a disaster this week! Xxx

  9. Oh I love the happy list Claire. It's such a great tag post isn't it. Always great to reflect on what makes us smile and happy in life. Beautiful post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  10. Such a lovely list! Fabulous idea!

  11. Lovely list! definite similarities!! xx


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