Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What makes you happy?

We just returned from a weekend get-away to Gatlinburg.  We had a wonderful weekend with 14 friends, all staying under the same roof.  I was nervous about Peyton being around so many adults for an extended period of time, but he did great (& our friends loved on him)! Peyton had so much fun that when we put him down for a nap at 5:00 Saturday night, he slept until 7:30am Sunday morning...he was exhausted!
JB & Peyton on the hike
Gatlinburg Girls
I've noticed that I've had the "work week" blah's...I have NOT wanted to go to work, I have NOT wanted to work on my resume & cover letter (again!), I have NOT wanted to think about my next career move.  My heart is just not there & I am tried of change.  God has been so good to us this past year, but I am ready to be settled.  I'm ready to know my permanent work position & hours.  (although - I am very grateful for my job!)
I read in Real Simple magazine, "What is one thing that always makes you happy?" Readers responded - their dogs, a movie, favorite pj's, etc. To read the article:

So, to put me in a better mood each morning, I've thought of one thing that always makes me happy:
fresh lemon in my water or sweet tea 
hearing Peyton's laugh
tanning by a pool 
sunsets on the beach, at Lake Martin, anywhere...
hiking with Jonathan 
Reading a good book!
It's only Wednesday night, so these are the things I've been reminded of this week.  When you're dreading the work day or worked long hours, what's one thing that makes you happy?


  1. It was sooo fun to see you and spend time together this weekend. much needed. things that make me happy:
    old friends who just get me
    coffee with regis and kelly on days off
    starting a new book
    coke from a can
    Have a happy day!

  2. Being with our daughters, their husbands, and our 2 grandsons make me happy! Worshipping with our church family is a happy occasion each week. Sharing meals together is special!
    Thank you, Susan, for reminding us to look for these important parts of life that make us happy!
    Much much love, Mom