10 Simple Things Making Me Happy

My favorite trick to cure writer’s block is to make lists. Today, I put together this list to remind myself of things that are making me happy. Check it out!

  1. Trader Joe’s Hold That Cone mini ice cream cones on a hot day. The chocolate ones are my favorite.
  2. Relaxing on my beautiful back patio with a glass of wine and a good book. Right now, I’m reading “The Maid” by Nita Prose.
  3. Mango mojitos on a Friday night! YUM!
  4. A surprise phone call from my daughter, Jenna, to let me know she was reading the blog posts I’ve written about her and cracking up. She liked this one in particular. Her laugh made my whole day. I needed that.
  5. Going to the swim club with my husband and listened to the pool manager tell me what a great kid my son, Andrew is as her employee. This is his third year as a lifeguard there, and he loves it. And apparently, they love him! A mother never gets tired of hearing how great her kids are, no matter how grown up they get.
  6. My phone is working properly again! If you missed my sad story about my phone, you can read it here. Between Andrew and my husband, they helped me figure out how to take off tons of podcasts that I didn’t know were there.
  7. I haven’t purchased a new book in 15 days. Yes, I was tempted to buy books on Prime Day, but I rechanneled my spending to get a new Fitbit instead. This no-book-buy July is actually working. Thank goodness the library can get the books I want, and I’m not spending money on them. Proud of me!
  8. I love watching baseball, especially when my team wins. The Phillies won the first game of a doubleheader today, and Game 2 just started. Crossing my fingers for another win.
  9. I’m researching places to visit when we vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine, later this summer. If you are familiar with the area, I’d love to hear any suggestions on where to go in the area.
  10. My writer’s block seems to have disappeared! 🙂

What is making you happy right now? Let me know in the comments.



4 comments on 10 Simple Things Making Me Happy

  1. Tamara
    July 16, 2023 at 1:48 am (2 months ago)

    Way to overcome a moment of “geez, it’s only the middle of the month, what am I going to write about?”
    Great to hear your phone issues could be resolved, too.
    I read about the parking lot incident. i can relate, even though I probably would not have apologized for picking her up and alerting her about my whereabouts.
    The other day hubby asked son whether we were embarrassing as parents. Turns out, on a scale of 1 – 100, we are a 55. just a little beyond the half. He tried to find out why, and Colin was like “leave it alone. 55 is as good as it gets.” Upon further investigation we found out, that his friends usually don’t think we are embarrassing, it’s only if it’s his own parents. Who knew. I can certainly think of a few of my schoolmates’ parents I thought were not up to standard ;-)))

  2. Alice Gerard
    July 15, 2023 at 11:14 pm (2 months ago)

    Today, I walked to the gym, took a circuit training class, and walked home, making various stops along the way. I even did a load of laundry. I’m really tired, but I feel good!

  3. Paul Taubman
    July 15, 2023 at 8:54 pm (2 months ago)

    Today I went the gym and took a spin class that was great. When I came home, I watched the Tour de France Stage which was riveting. After that, I fixed the lattice at my house – a bit of a stretch, but I am grateful I did it!

  4. Jeanine Byers
    July 15, 2023 at 8:42 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m so glad all of those things make you happy! You know, I am committed to experiencing gratitude every day, and your post makes me want to write one too. I think it would deepen my gratitude, so I just might do it.

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