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Saturday, August 4, 2012

100 things that make me happy

I'm checking another goal off my 101 list today!  I made a list of 100 things that make me happy because (1) I love making lists and (2) it helps me remember all the little things that make life so good.  Thought this might inspire you to make your own list!  Please share if you do!!  



Libby, Mike, Pat, and Naomi..."The Storm"...St. Francis community...Catching up with old friends...Making new friends...Having good relationships with my parents...JVC Syracuse 07-08 roommates...Community of FJVS (Former Jesuit Volunteers)...Greg and Mary...My cousins, aunts, and uncles...Family friends...Holidays, weddings, and reunions with friends and family...Chance encounters with strangers...My Grandpa




Fresh fruits and vegetables...Iced chais...Dessert of any kind...Mochi ice cream...International grocery stores...Serve your own frozen yogurt shops...Tea and coffee shops...Tofu...Shopping for Filipino food with Paul...Indian buffets...




Visiting Oregon...Quebec...Speaking in French...Sunsets...Adventures...Vacations...Seeing animals in the wild...Walking around downtown Portland...St. Louis...Lake Michigan...Road trips...Missouri Botanical Garden...Frankfort, Michigan...Camping...




Louis Armstrong's version of La Vie en Rose...Bon Iver concerts...Crafting...Going to see movies at the oriental...Making music mixes...Painting....Cat Stevens...Libraries and bookstores...New books...Le Petit Prince...Of Monsters and Men...SARK...The bittersweetness of finishing a good book...Movies with subtitles...Listening to music in other languages...Nerdy movies (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, etc)...Amelie...Taking, editing, printing off pictures...My camera...Pixar movies





Our wedding pictures (and wedding photographer--love you Christine!)...My wedding and engagement rings...Making photo albums...Finishing wedding thank you notes...Wearing my mom's wedding dress...




Working on and harvesting from my garden (just harvested these beets today!)...Making friends with other community gardeners...Farmers' Markets...Fresh cut flowers...Sprouting seeds...Garden parties...Farm stands...Community garden committee members...Building raised garden beds...our CSA box




Pedro...Evening walks with Pedro and Paul...Running/Jogging...Finding new blogs I like...Date nights...My coworkers...Walking to work...Giving gifts...Blogging...Reading people’s comments on Finding Joy...Buying new plants...Productive and calm business meetings...Having my own office...Wearing skirts and dresses in the summer...My new hair color...Dressing up...Karaoke...Sand volleyball...My high heels...Acupuncture...Waking up/going to sleep to rain...Having a clean room... Dancing...Sleeping in our bed after being out of town...Naps...Making lists...Laughing until my stomach hurts...Finding vintage clothes that actually fit...Waking up and going to sleep next to Paul...Changing of seasons.

This was a lot of fun to share.  The best part is knowing this list just skims the surface.  Thanks for reading!  What makes you happy?

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