I blogged my last personal happiness list over three months in June, before my kids got out of school for the summer. I’m feeling like it’s time to re-visit it, and remind myself about the things that are going well in my life. Who couldn’t use a little hit of positivity once in a while? There’s all kinds of research to show that it’s very good for you. Plus, it’s just plain fun.
Let’s get the joy party started, shall we?
My Happy List
- Ripe autumn raspberries in my garden. They feel like a total gift as the days grow cooler and wetter.
- Having the opportunity to be part of successful Leading Moms event yesterday led by my fabulous and inspiring VancouverMom.ca teammates Christine Pilkington and Bianca Bujan, plus way too many other people to mention.
- Licorice tea.
- A new knitting project – I’m finally trying out the Clapotis.
- A weekend retreat to look forward to on Friday, led by the amazing Joyelle Brandt.
- Real progress being made on my renovations, with the result that the sunroom in my kitchen is no longer scorching hot in summer and freezing cold in winter.
- The fact that my kids are finally starting to settle into their school routine and I am, too.
- Excellent dark chocolate.
- Fresh local apples.
- An impending blog upgrade, which will hopefully reduce all the technological frustration and allow me to post more often here.
- Fall TV. I’m already sucked in to Sleepy Hollow, and I’m eagerly anticipating the return of Parenthood, The Good Wife and Person of Interest.
- Sweaters and boots, which help to make up for the fact that summer is over.
- A kid-free trip to Tofino with my husband to look forward to in November. It will be my first time!
- The way my son cuddles up to me and says, “Mama, you are so cozy!”
- The way my daughter cartwheels wherever she goes. (We’ve set some ground rules – no cartwheeling in the street, in parking lots, or in Starbucks.)
- I’m starting tap dancing lessons this week. I’ve never done it before, and I’m pumped!
What about you – what’s on your happy list right now? I’d love to hear!