Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How to Get Happy

Today, I've fallen in a funk, a crevice where the sunlight doesn't quite touch me.  It's not where I want to be, nor is it the mood I want for my writing.

So, I'm taking control of the situation.  Happiness is a choice.  Instead of dragging you down with the monotony of woe, I'm going to make a Thankful List.  Look around, people who are grateful for even the smallest things, are also happy.  Here's to turning a frown upside down!

My March 20 Thankful List (of 20)

  1. sunshine (partly) on this cloudy day
  2. full shelves in my pantry
  3. clean laundry
  4. toothbrushes and paste
  5. cell phones
  6. Snapchat with my family
  7. nail polish
  8. historical fiction
  9. essential oils
  10. tile floors
  11. fresh air (even when it's chilly)
  12. socks
  13. opportunities to work
  14. smiles
  15. refrigerators
  16. avocados
  17. salt!!
  18. clean sheets
  19. campers
  20. contacts for accurate vision
  21. country living
  22. leggings
  23. Dreft scented t-shirts (and the little one who wears them)
  24. a dependable vehicle
  25. our dog
  26. pillows that my head can sink into
  27. YA novels with smart girls who might do dumb stuff
  28. old stuff
  29. new technologies
  30. my life
Thanks for reading today.  I am grateful for you, too!


  1. What a lovely way to celebrate the joy in every day - even when you're in a funk.

    P.S. I'm alllll about socks and pillows. :)

  2. I love the very idea of turning around your day with a thankful list. I need to do that more often!

  3. This is a great way to turn around a grumpy day! I was trying to decide this morning, if I could write a whole post on how good it feels to put on my flannel pajamas each night when I get home from walking the dog. Maybe I should try a list like this instead.

    1. I am interested in the pajama pants and all the feels you've got going there!

  4. This was exactly what I needed! Leggings and YA novels with smart girls who do dumb stuff are spot on! :) Thank you for sharing!

  5. Yes! I know that funk well. What a great way to remind yourself that there are things in your life to be grateful for!

    PS - I'm all about salt too, but have to limit it to try to keep my BP down! Sad times . . .


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