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Things that make you go ahhhhhh....!

Glittering Shards: Things that make you go ahhhhhh....!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Things that make you go ahhhhhh....!

Thank you to Amelia for prompting me to think of a list of things that make me happy. Inspired by reading Amelia's list,  hubby and I took turns to make our own, whilst sitting in the garden one warm summer evening last week. What a great shot of contentment it generated - must remember to do this more intentionally when I need some happy juice to counteract life's stress and blagh! Hubby came up with the most hilarious thing for his list... "That feeling you get when you fall asleep with your arm above your head, then go to move your arm and its all numb and flops onto your lap". Ha ha! Love it!

So, in no particular order, here's my list:

1. Looking intently at the moon and the stars, the wonder of the bigness of it all

2. Sitting round a fire with friends, whisky, guitar and song

3. The feeling of cool sand under your feet on the beach on a hot, hot summer night

4. My children's laughter

5. Watching my children sleep

6. Falling asleep on my husband's chest

7. That intense, eyeball to eyeball look of a baby taking in your face for the first time

8. The smell of tomato and geranium leaves (ahh...beautiful Italy...)

9. Huge, soft, fresh figs melting in your mouth

10. Total silence and stillness, (preferably at the top of a mountain).

11. The spicy smell of woodlands

12. A good foot and head massage

13. Running into the wind

14. Jumping into waves

15. Kids jumping into bed with us in the morning (not too early!)

16. Getting engrossed in creating something and losing time

17. Smell of salty, sea air

18. Making my own bread by hand

19. Walking bare foot and feeling the earth under your feet, particularly soil and grass

20. Sewing by hand, quietly....

....ahhhhh. What about you? Share you happy things in the comments or do your own blog list and link back so we can see and get more happy juice!

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  • so happy to read your wonderful list! i just adore your blog! thank you for being so inspiring! i can't wait to see more of your artwork!

    best wishes to you!

    By Blogger Juliette Crane, at 14 July 2010 at 20:23  

  • love, love your list..especially #7...i love that, and then they might smile that gummy, drooling sweet...
    you have me thinking, i may do the same on my blog...

    By Blogger Bev, at 15 July 2010 at 01:24  

  • Ha! On my blog I listed the things I worry about! Yours is much more inspirational! I love sitting outside on a nice breezy summer evening enjoying a slow bowl of ice cream.

    By Anonymous Rebecca, at 15 July 2010 at 02:11  

  • Wonderful happy read! I love going thru your list of happy things! One of the things that make me happy is #20 ~ Sewing by hand, quietly! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    By Anonymous jacqueline, at 15 July 2010 at 02:41  

  • Oh, my list would be so long right now I would have to write a whole post for it, but two main things that are making me really really happy right now are being on holiday and having time to create as much as I want, absolutely love it.

    By Anonymous Veronika, at 15 July 2010 at 18:36  

  • Ah, what a lovely list of things to do. I see figs, jumping people and mountain tops, not to mention floppy arms!

    I found another (voluntary) blog challenge today which I have just posted about, something tells me you may enjoy this one too ;) . . . . .


    By Blogger Amelia, at 16 July 2010 at 11:06  

  • oooo...that list! brought such great feelings just reading it. There really is nothing better than watching your kids sleep, is there? Total silence and stillness is so notable when you encounter it, I's love a bit of that right now!

    By Blogger AG Ambroult, at 21 July 2010 at 11:56  

  • Ahhh too...just need to be whisked to the top of a mountain (not many of those round here!) Have a good day xxx

    By Blogger Concetta, at 21 July 2010 at 11:59  

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