Friday, June 4, 2010

25 Reasons to be Happy

Obviously I have been talking a lot lately about growing and changing...evolving. Part of this is deciding to be happy and doing what I can to stay that way. I am creating a little list of 25 reasons to be happy. This way, when I am feeling down I can look at my list and see so many reasons to keep smiling. Here is my list :)

1. I have a husband who I am crazy about and who loves me so much right back.
2. I have a little boy who makes me smile all the time. He thinks I am the cat's meow and that is the best feeling ever.
3. My family is full of hugs and laughs
4. I have a place to live and enough food to eat. That is enough
5. I don't have chronic pain anymore
6. I can make and create art whenever I want.
7. I have the freedom to stay at home with my son and see him grow every day
8. I have met some amazing people through my blog, people who like me for no other reason than me being me.
9. I am a vegan and that makes me so happy
10. I have the power to change things that make me unhappy
11. I am making new friends and teaching my son to be comfortable around new people
12. My library is like three miles away, and I can go whenever I want
13. I can visit Josh at work AND get green tea whenever I want
14. I have an awesome garden that is producing beautiful vegetables
15. I am only 29 and I still have so much that I can do
16. It is summertime, which means that John and I could play in the sprinklers 24 hours a day if we wanted to.
17. I am going camping in a few weeks
18. I am going to a meditation class in a few weeks and I am going to learn skills to reduce stress.
19. I have a most awesome set of crafting supplies
20. Music, movies, reading, hot baths...all of these things make me happy
21. I am not embarrassed that I don't go to church anymore
22. My mom is home so we can hang out whenever we want for right now
23. We have excellent health insurance for the first time in a long time
24. Josh lets me sleep in whenever he can
25. I am going to start a new blog feature with some rad chicks.

So many things to be happy about, I just have to make sure that I don't take anything for granted.
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend :)

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  1. I love your 25 things!! I am very grateful for blogging and having met such amazing friends, like you!! :)
    Thank you for sharing!!

  2. I love this!

    have a lovely weekend!


  3. Oh Katie! that is such a cute and special list!
    I am a list addict so I love reading these lists that prompt me into making my own.
    You should do a list every month and see what changes, if anything.

    P.S. I'm going to email you right now about the VCON.

  4. This is amazing! I love you're being so positive. I think I'm going to have to make a list too! Great idea!!


  5. awwww this is so awesome!!!! It's always great to be grateful for all the happy things in life. Especially when I'm feeling down it always lifts me up! I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

  6. aw, awesome list!! i love it all. :)
    new feature eh??? cant wait to hear more about it!

  7. You lovely lady! You totally inspired me today! I made a list of 25 things too! You rock!


  8. too cute! i heart you and your family. we need to get together since my allergies aren't getting better but i am dealing with them, let me know when josh is free.