Ten

When she suggested that I write a “10 Things That Make Me Happy” blog I was in such a state that I couldn’t think of more than one. But when I wrote this last night it was a struggle to narrow the list down to ten. This is a good thing.

10 Things That Make Me Happy (in random order)

BFFs — They have generous hearts and old souls. They strengthen me, make me laugh when I am angry (and sad and happy and lonely and scared and silly . . . .) They say nothing instead of the wrong something. They look after the heart on my sleeve. For them I would. I would.

Knowledge — I am a question-asker and an answer-seeker.

Music — Thanks to my parents, music has always been a part of my life. When I was younger I’d sit with my mom at the piano while she played and sing along. I still sing. Constantly. I love when lyrics clear everything up. I love hearing an interesting drum beat or guitar riff that I’d missed during the first twenty listens. I love that it can fit my mood or change it. I love that there’s always more.

Kids — Especially all of “my” kids. They force me to see the world differently, maybe because they have fresh eyes, maybe because they know what’s inside. They teach me over and over what unconditional love is. They say wonderful, silly, sometimes ridiculous things and they regularly challenge me in ways I’d never imagined.

Pajamas and blankets — No explaination needed.

Words — Written, spoken, set to music — words hold it all. I feel I will always struggle to find the right ones. And that’s okay.

“Beckie Days” — Beautiful, cloudless, breezy, cool days. Rock-skipping, tire-swinging, park-visiting, duck-feeding, road-tripping, fire up the grill days. These are the days when nothing hurts and everything seems possible.

School/office supplies — I don’t know why. I’ve been to Office Max twice this week. Don’t ever ask me to borrow them.

Travel/New Places — Because it’s about the journey and the destination. Travel makes me feel connected.

Books — They way they smell and feel in my hands. I can go anywhere and learn anything.

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~ by fragmentarie on 18 February 2010.

One Response to “Ten”

  1. Beckie days are awesome 🙂

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