Friday, May 6, 2011

Challenge: Day 6 - Things that make me happy

Today's challenge subject is a fun one — 6.  Pictures of things that make you happy—Are you ready for this? Cuz I am!

  • This quote that I heard yesterday:
"Behind each successful design are several not so good ones. The moment when everything works is why I keep doing it."'s so true.
  • Getting a pedicure with a friend; the whole process. It's just awesome and soothing and relaxing, and you leave with pretty toes!

  • Silly warning messages that pop up on the computer, like the one I got yesterday:
  • Retail therapy

  • Colors
I REALLY want to do this to my nails. (Don't worry, I won't).

  • A great workout

  • Sleeping in

  • Good hair days

  • Warm, sunny days (especially at the beach)

  • Walking through the flower section at Lowe's (which I pretty much do at least once every weekend in the Spring/Summer)

  • Someone scratching my back and/or massaging my shoulders
  • Receiving mail that isn't a bill or junk mail (usually from my mom)
  • Hugs! One thing I really miss about being in a relationship is getting a hug every day. Going home and getting all kinds of hugs from my parents and family is very therapeutic.
  • Hitting only green lights on my way home from work
  • The thought of someday becoming Auntie Em!
  •  Hearing a great song on the radio or a great movie on TV. Even if you own the song or movie, it's so much more awesome when it comes on spontaneously
  • Laughing so hard my cheeks hurt
  •  Sitting at a stoplight and realizing the person in the car next to me is listening to the same song
  • Falling asleep outside on a warm, sunny day
  • Waking up from a bad dream and realizing it's not true

  • Baking cookies...the smell, the taste, the ones warm right out of the oven, when they turn out perfectly delicious and fluffy
  • Getting the TV remote at the gym
  • A blanket warm from the dryer
  • The smell of dryer sheets (especially the lavender ones :) and sunscreen
  •  Receiving a random hilarious or 'good news' text or phone call
  • Someone else spontaneously having set up the coffee or cleaned any portion of the house
  • A great day spent with family and/or friends
  • One of my designs being chosen
  • Receiving something that I designed from the printer

....obviously there are about a million others, but I've officially spent way too much time on this post, so I'll leave it at that.

AND I just realized these were supposed to all be pictures. I'm just breaking the rules left and right! Three lashings with a wet noodle for me. It's alright, I can take it. I'll just have to follow this up at some point with an only pictures post. Stay tuned.

What kinds of things make you happiest?



  1. Sleeping in? What's that? :)

    My favorite part of making cookies is eating the dough, screw that baking thing.

  2. That was a pretty fabulous list! It was run to read through and keep thinking "me too!"

    If I had your address I'd send you fun, non-bills mail :)