Friday, August 7, 2015

What Makes You Smile

[Im going to start a post topic based on prompts from this be inspired journal I recently purchased. Each post will start with a quote and the writing prompt.]

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman
Prompt: Write about everything that makes you smile.

The best thing about this prompt is the fact that I chose it last week.  Then the beginning of this week was kinda cruddy.  It's like God knew that I would need to sit down and make a happy list.  God is awesome!  It is time for me to write a new happy list. The last one I wrote was on my 24th birthday. I wonder how much has changed...

24-Year-Old Caleisha's Happy List:
Flowers
Books/Reading
Handmade things
Family
Music/Dancing
Polka dots
Road trips
The beach
Thrift stores
Chai tea
Incense
Rosemary
Lots
Tea in bright mugs
Kiva/Small animals
Friends
Sunshine/Sunshowers
Candles
Laughter 
Photography 
Children 
Pearls
Game nights
Stargazing 

And then...

29-Year-Old Caleisha's Happy List:
God's awesomeness 
Lamar, mah booski 
Kiva & Tootie, my dogs
A good cup of tea
Rebelling Bible stories 
Making things
Reading
Music
Sunshine 
Learning new skills
Photography
Friends & family
Exploring new areas
Stargazing 
Candles
Bubble baths
Daydreaming 
Thrift stores
Trying new foods
Baking
Handmade soaps & peppermint soap
Cuddly blankets
Christian turn-up
Craft supplies
Traveling 
Writing
Polka dots & stripes
Fresh flowers

There you have it... 29 things that make my heart happy.  As I assumed, there are a lot of things that crossed over from my first list.  It was a teeny bit harder to come up with 29 things because I wanted each thing to be something that actually brings me joy.  I might also ask Lamar to write one that way we'll have little insta-happy cheat sheets. :)

What are 3 things that make you happy? Lemme know ^.^

6 comments:

  1. So you list 29 and ask us for 3! So not FAIR!

    God, family, food, traveling, mission work, crocheting (diy in general), candles, food, hiking!

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    1. Lol! I figured 3 would be quicker, it took me a big chunk of time to come up with that 29 ^.^ What other diy projects do you like?

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    1. Cool! A few years ago I bought this pretty handmade soap from a market and thought 'i could make this'... but I never actually tried. Have you shared any of your finished soaps?

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  3. Hmmmm...

    1. Disney things (going, watching, singing..)
    2. Rambly "getting-to-know-you" chats (like the kind we had outside yoga)
    3. Singing with friends (in the car, karaoke style, etc.)

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    1. So... now im humming "getting to know you" from sound of music. Thanks... :-P

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