One of the things I used to love to do was, at the end of each day write down things that made me smile throughout the day. This really helped me see the positive in each day, even if the overall feeling of the day was negative or sad. So today I decided to go back through some of those lists I made and share some of the things that bring me happiness and make me smile.
Listening to music and signing along.
Working out at the gym.
Practicing my headstands and yoga poses.
Walking and thinking about life.
Writing my thoughts.
Playing with my dogs and watching them be free.
Sleeping with my cat and hearing him purr really loud.
Blue skies and green grass.
The feeling of the sun on a windy day.
The feeling of the wind on a sunny day.
Snuggling with my new puppy and letting her bite my hands.
Walking and talking with my Mom.
Hiking and reaching the top of a mountain to see the beautiful view.
Making collages while listening to music.
Listening to Ben tell me how much he loves me.
Reading Nicholas Sparks books.
Painting my nails.
Taking a long hot shower and letting the water wash away my cares.
Laughing at my cat, Tucker be silly.
Climbing into bed after a long day.
Sitting outside in the sunshine.
Pulling weeds from the garden.
Picking blueberries with my Mom.
Going strawberry picking with Ben and eating fresh strawberries straight from the fields.
Swinging on Ben's rope swing and feeling the wind through my hair.
Waking up to the sound of birds chirping.
Making progress in the gym, lifting heavier than before.
Finding new quotes and writing them out to hang on my walls.
Decorating and rearranging rooms.
Getting new journals even though I have too many!
Laying down on the floor and feeling my breath move through my body.
Finally realizing that my Dad is proud of me.
Looking back on how far I have come and feeling proud of myself for my accomplishments.
Taking photos of spring and the leaves.
Thinking about my future with Ben.
Planning my wedding.
etc. etc. etc.
What brings you happiness? Do you have a list going? What made you smile today?