Monday, March 9, 2009

Things That Make For A Happy Day

I was reading a blog post the other day by Kristin from Adventures in Chaos that talked about the growing state of anxiety we are all feeling right now over the economic situation. In her post she talked about the things she really needs to be happy in a recession. That got me thinking about my own personal list for a happy day, which I am sharing with you below:

  1. A cup of hot tea, preferably in the morning and evening, but at other times of the day as well
  2. A reasonably good nights sleep the night before
  3. Something to look forward to that makes me want to start my day, it can be plans with a friend, a hobby or craft or even just a beautiful day
  4. A piece of dark chocolate
  5. A personal letter, e-mail or even a kind comment on my blog
  6. The love and support of family & friends
  7. Some quiet time to myself in which to pray, relax or read
  8. A good laugh
  9. A full tank of gas and a car in good running condition
  10. A sense of gratitude for whatever health I have that day
I'd like to point out that most of these things are free, and many of them are within my control, both of which are nice to know in these uncertain times.

Now it's your turn, what things do you consider essential to a happy day? Come on, I'm waiting to hear. . .


Daisy said...

My Mommie says me, warm and purring on her lap, makes her feel happy.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Since I lead with my stomach, of course, the tea(coffee in the morning,please) and the chocolate are the top items for me.
After that, doing something enjoyable such as reading or writing suits me just fine.