A friend of mine on Facebook gave me this great idea for a blog. She wrote a “note” about how there are so many things in life that distract us and overwhelm us, that we sometimes forget how much good there is and overlook the simple things. Her challenge was to sit down and make a list of 100 of the Simplest Things that make you happy. The rules are just that they have to be specific. You can’t just list that “Your Children” make you happy, because if you are like every other mother out there, they don’t always make you happy. List the specifics.
Noah’s goofy, toothy grin.
Seeing the wonder and amazement in Noah’s face when he discovers something new.
Falling asleep snuggled up in Josh’s arms.
Getting cards (birthday cards, thank you cards, doesn’t matter to me what kind.)
The look on a Grooms face when he sees his new bride walking down the aisle.
The smell of cookies baking.
The first cold day of winter.
The way rain sounds on a tin roof.
The sound of the waves crashing on the beach.
Sunsets overlooking the ocean or the mountains.
Feeling Gods presence around me while doing really good Praise and Worship.
Books that are so good and so well written that you feel like a character.
When my house is completely spotless.
Seeing and chatting with old friends.
Pictures and Memories of my grandparents.
When everything gets quiet and all you can hear is nature.
The feeling that comes with success and accomplishment.
Cold Dr. Pepper over crushed ice.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
Laughing until I cry.
Being told I am beautiful on the inside and out.
When Noah falls asleep on my shoulder.
The smell and all around feel of Christmas.
Songs that stir emotions inside of me.
Laughter thru tears.
Seeing a mother and father completley and totally in love with their children.
Elderly couples who look at one another like they are falling in love for the first time.
Beautiful Antique Buildings.
Starbucks White Mocha Frappacino’s.
The feel of sunshine.
Movie Theatre Popcorn with Goobers 🙂
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Shopping for other people.
Dancing under the stars.
College Football Saturdays.
Good, Homecooked Meals.
The innocence of children.
Finishing a crossword puzzle.
When you miss your favorite song on the radio and turn it to another station and it comes on.
Window shopping and trying on diamond rings that I will never own.
The way Peanut Dust smells in the Fall back home in Alabama.
Good dreams that feel real.
Knowing my eternity is in heaven with my Father.
The look of genuine happiness on someone’s face.
Sugar-top Blueberry Muffins.
Running through the sprinklers.
Being back at home on the Lake.
Completing Jigsaw puzzles.
Good ol’ Alabama Sweet Tea.
Grilling and Barbequing during the summertime.
Willow Tree Figurines.
Painting and being crafty.
Waking up to Noah’s smiling face every morning.
My husbands Egg Sandwiches.
Breakfast in bed.
Those rare days when I get to sleep late.
Learning new things from the Bible.
When God points out books, scriptures, songs, etc. that pinpoint things I am going through in my life.
Good ink pens that don’t bleed.
The rare moments that I get to go buy new clothes.
Learning to appreciate the little things.
Getting to spend time in Alabama with mine and Josh’s family.
Date Nights with my husband.
My favorite TV Shows…
Really good movies (Forrest Gump, Gone with the Wind, Dirty Dancing, and THe Notebook to name a few)
Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.