Wednesday, January 16, 2013

100 ThingsThat Make Me Happy - part IV

A couple of years ago I started a list of 100 Things that make me Happy.  I looked at the list yesterday and realized that I hadn't gotten to 100 things yet and it has been well over a year since I wrote a list.  While I was getting my car serviced and I had an hour long wait ahead of me, I wrote down all of the things I'd posted so far and then HAPPILY added a few dozen more!

I'm still not at 100, but I find that to be just silly.  I find things to be happy about each day, but so many of them are either hard to describe or are just fleeting moments of joy.  The ones I've written so far are pretty standard daily happiness things.

If you'd like to read the entire list, so far, here are the links to Part I, Part II, and Part III.

61.  My red plaid down blanket from Target.  If I had known how awesome that blanket was going to be, I would have purchased more than one.

62.  Finding excellent condition retro furniture.  My heart just goes pitter pat! Even the stuff I can fix up is pretty awesome, but just seeing cool retro furniture is enough. Contrary to popular belief, I don't have to own or buy everything I like :)

63.  Cleaning something really dirty until it shines like the top of the Chrysler Building!

64.  Magic Erasers. Original and Extra Power.  No scent, no bathroom bubbles, just Original or Extra Power.

65. A warm sunny day with no humidity.  This makes me very very happy!

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66. Having my keys made in cool designs.

67. Kissing.  Yep, I'm a kisser.  If a boy I wanted to date wasn't a good kisser then there was no hope for us!

68. The Liver Transplant Support Group meetings that I attend each Thursday.  I love to go, to be with those people and to be a part of something so wonderful.

69. Thursday lunch with the Support Group friends is a highlight.  This is where we chat and laugh and really get to know one another.

70.  Receiving a message asking if I want to hang out, or have lunch, or meet up somewhere to take photos.  I feel like I do a lot of asking, so when I get the invite I'm thrilled!

71.  Finally being able to use the new calendar! Ilee Papergoods sells a gorgeous calendar.  I didn't get one last year, after having one the previous two years and I missed it.

72. Going to an auction determined to come home with something and doing just that.

73.  I am instantly happy when given a compliment.  It's taken a long time to be able to accept the compliments and not try to brush them off as not true.  It's good to feel happy about receiving them.

74. Painting Furniture.  I enjoy painting furniture more than I ever would have imagined.

75.  Receiving bread bag tags or fortune cookie fortunes from friends.

Have a Great Day!


Ann in the UP said...

Good morning and thank you for another installment of your happiness list. I am happy when I receive a hand written message. (The reply is in the mail.) wink wink, nudge nudge.

Lisa said...

What a great way to focus on positivity by making such a list. I love it.

And it reminded me I have a little stash of bread tags for you! I am still saving them! :)

Mrs4444 said...

I have a kitchen chair waiting to be painted. I bet you're jealous...

Happy you have so much happiness in your life; it shows :)

Life in a Small Town said...

I thrive on verbal praise, always have! It's always nice to know that someone else appreciates you!

From Tracie said...

I love keys with cool designs! They make me extremely happy.

Unknown Mami said...

I need to get some of those wonderful keys.

Alicia (aka "Yaya") said...

Wow a weekly lunch with friends sounds like a PHENOMENAL idea!!

Doreen said...

I have missed you Kristen! I love your list. I have a cool key obsession too.
I LOVE finding the best retro furniture...
I cracked up reading Dick and Jane. That is what I learned to read on in first and second grade. What memories!
Have a great weekend.

bill lisleman said...

simple things do make people happy. It seems to take too long to re-learn this. I say re-learn because as little children simple things made us laugh and smile easily.
all the best

Keetha Broyles said...

I don't know HOW I missed this post until now - - - and it was such a FUN post too!

I've never heard of those "happy keys" before, now I'm gonna have to LOOK for some.