Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

This is Day 14 of the 2018 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaaPlease join us this month on our writing journey. Today's prompt is 10 Things that make you happy.

Okay, finally an easy prompt. With all the fussing and complaining you hear today about how messed up everything is, regardless of what side of the fence you're on, it should still be easy enough to list ten things that make you happy.

It doesn't have to be huge or outstanding. It doesn't even have to cost money. It could be as simple as a hot cup of coffee on a cool morning, or your dog or cat greeting you at the door. There are so many things I could list, but here are what first came to mindin no particular order.
  1. Going to the beach
  2. Potatoes (my favorite food)
  3. Hearing the birds sing
  4. Going for a walk on a beautiful day
  5. A glass of chilled Chardonnay
  6. Watching it snow
  7. Hanging out with friends
  8. Head butts from our cat
  9. A warm blanket
  10. Cool sheets
  11. Bonus: My husband, but that is a given after 30+ years together.
This is a random sampling of things that make me happy. What makes you happy?

If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts.


  1. #2 - I love potatoes, I like them baked or mashed. #4 - oh yes, I should walk more. great list.

    have a lovely day.

    1. Potatoes (a.k.a. taters) are great. I can eat them any way, but my favorite is "tater hash". I did a whole post on potatoes back in October during my "Into The Kitchen" series - link in the sidebar.

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    1. You understand!!! :) Unless it's really cold.

  3. Head butts are the greatest! Not to be confused, of course.. with buttheads.

    1. Of course! Love the kitties! Nice to see you again, Hilary!

  4. Hi Linda. I had potatoes for dinner tonight! Leftover mashed potatoes, fried in butter until crispy brown. Yum!! Love your list, especially hearing the birds sing. Congrats on your long, happy marriage. You are blessed. The simple things that make us happy seem to have the most impact, I find.

    1. I love potatoes any way I get them, but fried is always good! Thanks for the visit!


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