I want to thank Amy from delicateandbrutal.wordpress.com for the tag! When I think of small joys, Amy is the pro at finding them in even the silliest of moments. Living with lot’s of limitations due to her health issues, I honestly expected our interactions to be more sombre and down to earth, but it has been far from it. If you want to learn how to find the silver lining in every cloud, thunderstorm and hurricane, head over to her blog and take some notes! Chatting to Amy off the blog has really encouraged me to appreciate all the small things that make me happy. So with Christmas right around the corner, I would like to highlight and share a few things that make me happy.
- Thank the blogger who tagged you
- List 15 of your small joys (they can be as weird, random and silly as you want to make them)
- Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!) Have fun with it!
My Small Joys: What makes me happy?
Bear hugs from my husband make me happy
He’s tall and muscular so anytime he wraps his arms around me, it’s like getting trapped in a bubble of love. I can’t describe it, you’d have to try it to know… but of course if you did try it, you wouldn’t live to tell the story! 😛
Snuggling with my daughter makes me happy
What is cuter than small people? Snuggling with small people! They are soft, gentle (mostly) and have the cutest voices. It doesn’t matter that we don’t understand half of what she’s saying, it sounds cute.
Being able to share my writing makes me happy
It may not seem like much but the fact that my name is on several blog posts… on. a website on the internet means that I have been privileged enough to have gotten an education, a well paying job and the means to just write about what I love (as a hobby) and share it with all of you.
Lying down in bed after a long day makes me happy– Ahhhhhh
Receiving text messages from my friends makes me happy
When we were younger, my phone wouldn’t stop pinging with messages from my friends. It was always the boy I wanted to hear from who never texted. Now that I’m older and have a family, my messages come from my husband (because he is too lazy to just walk to where I am) or my younger sisters.
Tea makes me happy
Try it! Snuggle in a cosy spot after everything quietens down and just sip on your tea as you read a book or watch a show. Don’t tell me you’re not a tea person because there are like a gazillion different flavours you could pick from! And also, if you don’t like tea, we can’t be friends since we won’t have anything to do.
Date night makes me happy
It’s special, spending time with the person you love and the focus is just on the two of you. It’s mostly like that anyway but date night is a chance for us to get a little fancy and do things we wouldn’t normally do… I actually think the last time I wore makeup was on a date with my husband… before lockdown… sigh
The after-burn from a good workout (DOMS)
Exercising sucks! It sucks the fat out of your body, the stress out of your life and the anger out of your heart. And when you wake up the next morning finding it a bit difficult to lower yourself to the loo, that is the ultimate confirmation that you put in every grain of frustration into that workout. As you can tell, I’m either a very weird person or an angry one 🙂
Working from home makes me happy
I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do, but being home is just wonderful! I don’t miss the office, I don’t miss the human interaction and I don’t miss having an early start to the day. It’s nice to be able to just be me all day, every day. I work in pyjamas, sometimes with no pants, some days I brush my hair and others I don’t. No one can judge, no one is there making boring small talk and I can have freshly cooked meals anytime I want.
Getting a good night’s rest makes em happy
The last time I slept very well was a few decades ago, in my mom’s belly. When I get completely knackered and just crash, it’s like a blessing from God.
Receiving flowers and random gifts makes me happy
Hubby, you reading this? I love the flowers you send so please keep them coming! I didn’t mean to kill the orchids… all of them… but I will be better about caring for them in the future. If you don’t want to send flowers, give me food. Food works.
Hot pizza with stringy melted cheese makes me happy- because DUH!!!
A clean room makes me happy– It’s comforting
“Me” Time makes me happy
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 episode 3 makes me happy
Yes, we are going to be THAT specific because that is the moment when Derek Shepherd, the person who should never have left Grey’s, made a comeback. Ok fine, him and Christina made the show… but if we can’t have both then at least we got one! Sorry if I spoiled it for anyone, but if you haven’t seen it yet that just means you’re not a true fan!
As for my nominees, I’ve selected some of the power women that I would love to hear a little more from. Ready… set … go!!