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50 Happy Thoughts

21 Dec

People who know me say that I’m always happy, and therefore when I’m not smiling or perky as ever, they assume there is something wrong. What can I say? I’m just a happy person and I feel there is no other way to be in life. However, lately I’ve been especially happy, like one big ball of happiness. I can’t stop smiling and feeling all warm & fuzzy inside. Maybe it’s the holidays or something but I am feelin’ good. That’s why I decided to share with you today 50 things that make me especially happy. Hopefully some of my happiness will spread to you…

1. Breakfast for dinner. Think: french toast, omelets and pancakes. This never gets old. 

2. Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea

3. Road trips, like the 5-day one I just took to Florida

4. Yummy scented candles like Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla Frosting and Gingerbread. I swear I could eat ’em. 

5. People watching…on the sidewalks, on the T and in the mall

6. Baking muffins/cookies/cakes/breads, even though I’m really not the best at it. 

7. Catching snowflakes on my tongue 

8. Kissing inside by the fireplace when it’s chilly and snowing outside

9. Decorating the Christmas Tree. I still love putting up the Bert and Ernie ornaments every year. 

10. The soup & salad combo. Seriously, is there anything better? 

11. Sparkly, glittery things, especially stickers ‘n’ decorations 

12. Fuzzy slippers that you never want to take off

13. Hot hot showers that you turn into a “steam room”

14. Getting a surprise letter in the mail

15. Sending a surprise package to a friend

16. Gettin’ & givin’ presents

17. The smell of fresh Christmas trees…mmm

18. Laying down with a good magazine and a good cup o’ tea

19. Snuggling

20. Wearing bright red lipstick even on a non-special occasion

21. Getting new undies, new nightgowns and new lingerie especially at VS

22. Hitting the slopes for some skiing & feeling like you are on top of the world

23. Hot cocoa with marshmallows…especially when you are so cold your face goes numb

24. Talking to strangers and learning something new each time

25. Pea coats… all pea coats in every color 

26. Blasting oldies and dancing around my apartment 

27. Homemade dinner when I go home to my house in CT

28. Taking pictures…of everything & then putting them all over Facebook 

29. Catching up with an old friend when it’s wayyyyy overdue 

30. Peanut butter fudge

31. Twitter and all my friends I “meet” on the web

32. Friends that are there for you no matter what, like my neighbor who brought me Gatorade when I was sick last night

33. Random notes…on post-its in unexpected places

34. Cinnamon & sugar 

35. Running outside…when you feel like you can run forever 

36. Sunsets… in the mountains

37. Laughing until my stomach hurts over absolutely nothing

38. Mixed CDs

39. Trail Mix (homemade)

40. Hot tubs, especially when your muscles are sore

41. Being recognized for doing a good job

42. Random acts of kindness like giving up your seat on the train 

43. Coffee in the morning…Gingerbread coffee from Trader Joe’s 

44. Surprise spur-of-the-moment trips with the fam

45. The feeling I get after one glass of wine…flushed ‘n’ flirty

46. Good news

47. Reading my horoscope…when it’s really, really good & believing it 

48. Long naps

49. Yummy tasting lip gloss 

50. Laundry just out of the dryer 

Beat that Negativity With Happy Thoughts

30 Nov

[my dog Sunny…how can he NOT make you smile?]

I woke up this morning feeling gooooooood. You know, just one of those mornings you wake up on the right side of the bed, and you just know it’s going to be a good day. Naturally, I hopped out of bed and made my favorite breakfast (an egg white veggie omelet with feta cheese, side of toast and coffee…lots of coffee). Then I headed to my office (ahem, room) for some tweeting, blogging and article writing. It was only fitting to blast some Christmas tunes as well to go with my joyous mood. 

Then my mood was quickly taken down…about ten notches. For some reason, everyone I’ve talked to so far today were being Negative Nacys to the max. Complaining, being grouchy, being bitter, being mean. At first, I let it get to me and began to feel bad/guilty/sad/frustrated too then I realized I am my own person and am not going to let other people’s moods effect my own. So today I am dedicating this post to “happy” things to hopefully help brush off all that negativity, and make you smile. Life is far too short not to… 

Things that Make me Happy (and hopefully YOU too):

-long, hot showers on a cold, cold day

-fuzzy slippers, socks and blankets especially Christmas-themed ones

-homemade soup, particularly a huge bowl of my mom’s homemade chicken noodle

-chocolate (fudge, covered-strawberries, whipped cream-yes, it exists!, hot cocoa)

-My iTunes Christmas playlist that I have on replay

-Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

-happy, positive people 

-family gatherings with lots of food, drinks & laughter

-finding the good in every situation

-Victoria’s Secret Warm & Cozy PINK lotion 

-kissing in the rain or the snow

-cuddling by the fireplace

-cuddling in general

-my dog Sunny 

-true love stories & asking old couples how they met 

-watching sodes of Sex & the City for hours and hours

-Christmas movies i.e. Love Actually, Elf and The Holiday

What makes you smile? How do you wash away unwanted negativity? 

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