Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My List

Do you ever swing by Taza's blog?

Yeah, me too.

I adore her. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon her but I love the simple things she writes about, the beauty she sees in the everday stuff, and the love she has for her husband. And she's a graduate of Julliard with a degree in dance so we are most definitely kindred spirits.

A few weeks ago, she wrote a list of 10 Things That Make Her Terribly Happy and she's been encouraging her readers to send their lists to her as well. She's been posting them continuously and I have LOVED reading them. It's so neat to see what makes other people tick and it's been a fantastic reminder of just how good life really is. You can find joy around every bend; you just have to be willing to look for it.

I've been mulling over my list repeatedly, tweaking it here and there until it's just right. It's been a great exercise in Happy. Thanks Taza. Another simple way you've inspired me to find the good stuff.

10 Things That Make Me Terribly Happy

::Hearing the garage door open, signaling that my husband is home::
::An entire day spent in the backyard::
::The sound of rain late at night::
::Spontaneous hugs and "I love yous" from my kids::
::Late night movies with homemade Carmel popcorn::
::Time alone to browse through my favorite stores::
::Girlfriends who get it::
::Heading out on a trip first thing in the morning when my kids
are still in jammies, sleeping in their seats::
::Traveling to someplace new and discovering that it's even better than I imagined::

Even as I write it out, I'm already thinking of things to change and items to add. What a great problem to have.

Thanks Taza!


stylist to the stars said...

I am surpised that you didn't just say "real food"

That would make me terribly happy :)

Kris said...

Love your list and this idea is a fun one. I love the great problem that you have. You are so optimistic.

Tiffany said...

Seriously Karen...you are the sweetest!!!

Amy said...

What a great list! Thanks for making me think...

Janna G said...

I love your list! I am so with you on the first one.

Sarah said...

My little sis was just telling me about that blog, it is super cute. I love the idea of making lists of things that make you happy. You realize there are lots of simple every day things and it doesn't take much. Fun post.

Kelly said...

That is a great well-rounded list!

dandee said...

Oh that Taza and her Prince are about the most charming little pair there ever was. I'm pretty sure she'd love your happy list.

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)