54 things that make me happy…

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.  – Dale Carnegie

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

If you want to be happy, be. – Thomas Merton

Today I’m borrowing a page from Anastasia Vitsky, author of Daughter of Discipline, and sharing fifty-four things that make me happy.

  1. Finding something I lost
  2. Giving someone a perfect gift
  3. A sale on something I would have bought anyway
  4. Financial security
  5. A good parking space
  6. Gel pens
  7. Royalty statement day
  8. The day my housekeeper comes
  9. Having neighbors
  10. Sun
  11. A beautiful sunset
  12. Ducks
  13. Squirrels
  14. A new outfit
  15. Laughing
  16. A really good book.bigstock-Happiness-16362254
  17. Looking in the mirror and thinking, “not bad at all!”
  18. My work as an erotic romance author
  19. Being “in the zone,” when writing feels like flying
  20. Good health
  21. My relationship with my stepdaughter
  22. My favorite TV shows
  23. Rainier cherries
  24. My house
  25. My home officewoman with book
  26. My closet (I don’t have to share)
  27. An all girls trip
  28. Alone time
  29. Finishing writing a book
  30. The start of writing a new book
  31. Good sales figures
  32. A fantastic review
  33. A good night’s sleep
  34. The scent of spring
  35. The scent of autumn
  36. A roaring fire
  37. Fall color
  38. A good conversationofc overview
  39. Having a best friend
  40. Trees
  41. The beach
  42. Homemade bread
  43. Fresh sheets
  44. Not having to wait in line
  45. Going out to dinner at a restaurant
  46. Having friends over for dinner
  47. Going to a friend’s house for dinner
  48. Getting a pedicure
  49. Getting a massage
  50. New shoes
  51. Sitting on my back deck enjoying the view
  52. Kindle
  53. The calm and silence of nature
  54. My author friends

What makes you happy?

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6 Responses to 54 things that make me happy…

  1. Glad you did this, Cara! Didn’t it put you into a good mood? 🙂

  2. Love your list. I can copy a lot of it for myself (fresh sheets is overlooked a lot of the time!). Is that your home office? I love little pics of people’s lives.

  3. Rollin Hand says:

    Great list! Here’s a few I’d add:
    1. par
    2. ok, bogey does it too
    3. groomed corduroy
    4. that 13b9 chord at the end of the turnaround
    5. my wife’s Thai chicken soup

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