August 3, 2010

Happy happy 101

I have been tagged by the very sweet and very clever Sophie for a meme. Reading Sophie's top 10 was like reading a list of my own happy things. I guess when you are a mum its the simple things that make you smile.

Here are 10 things that make me happy.

1. Listening to my boy laugh. Luca is a serious kinda fella, smiley and shy, but when something tickles his fancy, is really funny, the giggle, the outright LAUGH that comes from him, makes my day.

2. My first (and only) coffee of the day. I have sworn off instant in attempt to drink less coffee. The effort to obtain that first hit, the ritual of ordering, sitting and sipping. Ahhhh....sweet.

3. A date with my husband. Far and few between but enough to sustain us until the next time.

4. Holidays. I teach for the lifestyle (certainly not for the money). The first few days away, leaving it all behind, is so re-energising.

5. Walking back into a clean house. More often than not, I clean our house and close the door behind me and head out. Stepping back in, all tidy with that clean floor smell....if only it lasted more than an hour.

6. Miss Ellie. She's a handful, the maker of messes, but truly, the joy of my joyfulness.

7. A good lesson. There is a certain feeling that you get when you walk out of a really good lesson. One where your explanations were good, kids were on task and they leave all smiley and happy with a thanks Miss and have a good day. Teaching Utopia.

8. New shoes (made even more sweeter when on sale. Actually saying that, I only ever buy shoes when they are on sale).

9. Happy movies. Sad movies. Intense movies. Sitting in the dark and emersing myself in someone's story leaves me with a buzz. Maybe it's the opportunity to take time out away from the kids and get some time for myself that is the happy.

10. Good friends. Long chats. Cups of tea and with yummy cake.

So many people have shared their happys already. Here's a few who haven't.

Bare feet and a free spirit
Red Chocolate
Munnkey Business


  1. thanks for the link, and i slipped you into my giveaway draw the other day thanks for entering:)
    Ill enjoy making a happy list, always nice to have an excuse to focus on the good in life!
    Adorable pics of your two getting their faces painted last post, so sweet that missy was comforting her big brother

  2. Loving your list - I will have to have a think about my top 10 now.

  3. is there anyone who teaches for the money? ;) great list!

  4. Heya, great list!

    I have done mine now too! Thanks for the tag.

  5. Wow, loved your list! I think I may do one on my own! I'll give you credit, of course!

  6. Nice to hear your cutting down on coffee. That's one step towards improving your mood and overall health. Have you tried walking more or taking more time to yourself.

    -Zane of ontario honey