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Friday, July 23, 2010

Happiness is.....

Sunny mornings on a day off..... Slow cooked Lamb shanks........ Good music..... An addictive novel.... My dog..... A clean house and tidy garden...... Our fish tank..... A wall full of holiday photo memories.....Coloured pencils...... Lime scented fragrant oil.....

A well earned promotion and a much needed payrise....... Giving great customer service just because you can..... Knowing enough about something to have a 'respected opinion'.... Finding success and enjoyment in an 'accidental' career....

Laughing with my bf at our own jokes..... Lunches with my family...... Documentaries.... Inspirational quotes.... Imagination.... Waking up after a vivid dream and feeling like you really lived that experience.....

Learning from mistakes....... Watching the people I love grow and change...... Wallowing in overwhelming sadness when you need to, knowing that it will pass...... Being free to shape my life any way I choose.....

Being truly grateful for my lot in life......

Knowing who I am and who I have the potential to be, and being excited.

I asked the bf what "happiness is" for him. He said knowing he has true friends that he can trust with anything and that the people that really know him think he is great just the way he is.

Being one of those people for him makes me happiest of all.

4 comments:

  1. So true...knowing what makes you happy is half the battle! Great post!

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  2. What a lovely list. Reading this made me smile inside.

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  3. Thanks for that. I just snapped at my son for using the whingy voice on me and was feeling a bit low. As I read your list, I recognised a few from my own life and thought of some new ones as well. I feel much better now.

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