Thursday, November 19, 2009

Things That Make Me Happy Right Now.....

Its been a hard week. Yesterday evening I pulled myself up by my bootstraps and started reminding myself of all the things that make me happy. Some small some big but all an all they make me happy right now.

#1- Jesus Loves ME This I KNOW!

#2- Laughter- Lately when something is funny I catch myself laughing a lot harder than before. Maybe because all of my emotions are raw. But this makes me happy nonetheless.

#3- My children and the oh so funny and blunt and true and sometimes extremely inappropriate things they say. Grace is so not P.C. lately but I secretly love it and Elliot is so introspective and honest!

#4- Bounce Dryer Bars -(I told you some things small) I have been using this product for about a month now and let me tell you it has changed my life. No more sticky dryer sheets and every piece of clothing and every linen smells fresh. For you stay-at-homers this is a must have it costs around $4 and lasts 2-4 months depending on how much laundry you do. Did I mention how yummy it smells when you open the dryer door.

#5- The way God uses people in my life to come along side me to bring smiles, support and love.

#6- The way God uses me everyday in ways that I am not aware of or prepared for when my feet hit the floor in the morning.

#7- Pandora Stations- Right now my favorites are Jennifer Knapp(plays all of my favorite P and W from high school), Watermark, and Ginny Owens. Music is my favorite thing after cooking and has a way of helping to release all of the stress I hold in my heart.

#8- Cooking- (May I mention that these are in no particular order.) Seriously cooking dinner, baking cookies whatever it is seeing the ending result is extremely satisfying. This is the best form of therapy I have sometimes. And in case you wanted another tid bit I pray while I cook. And I sing whatever comes to mind out loud.

#9- Pink Ballerinas on Friday Mornings- Grace has ballet on Friday mornings and seeing the joy and excitement in these little girls is so happy it makes me cry sometimes. Oh and did I mention how cute they are, especially in the one who insists on wearing argyle leg warmers and headbands that don't match anything she has on her body.

#10- My Husband, My Best Friend, My Earthly Companion. He is the best!! He is always here when I need him. This past week we have been having mini Praise and Worship jams after the kids go to bed. He plays the guitar and we sing. And sometimes we laugh and sometimes I weep it is fabulous! Thank you God for a husband who loves you just as much as I do.

#11- This LIFE!! I know I have said this before. This life is everything I have ever wanted. It is far from perfect but God gives me everything I need at all times. And through this time I feel a pull in the opposite direction but it only makes my faith stronger and it only makes me cling to the ONE who gives me this life tighter!

What makes you happy?


Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

What would we do without a loving God, loving husbands, sweet kids, cooking and pandora! I love it! Hope this next week eases up on you!

3 little and 2 big liks said...

loved this post!!