What makes you happy? Are there things that form part of your days that bring your joy? Do you acknowledge them?
As part of a weekly blog challenge I was challenged to write about 10 things I enjoy and why. So here are a few things that bring me joy…
1. Sunshine in the morning
I don’t have much of a view out my windows, but I do get the morning sun. I love waking up to the sun streaming in my windows. And some days I even get up in time to go out and watch the sunrise.
2. Walks by the river
I love that I live in a city where I can walk by the river. My perfect start to the day is to go for a walk. The early morning peacefulness is a beautiful way to start the day stress-free.
3. My friend’s dogs
I used to have dogs and I still miss them every day. But where I live right now is not a good place to have big dogs, so I really love hanging out with my friend’s dogs. They’re always good for cuddles and a few good laughs.
4. The beach
I grew up on Lake Erie, and don’t get back there much. But it’s not far from here to Lake Ontario, so it’s a joyful day when I get to go to the beach. To walk in the sand, or splash around in the water… the perfect summer day!
5. My Son
What can I say. He’s all grown up now, but he’s still my golfing, hiking, and adventure buddy. (And he would not appreciate me posting a pic or I would in a heartbeat!)
6. Hiking the nature trails
There are so many great trails and places to walk around here. Peace, quiet, fresh air, sunshine, and trees. I enjoy going for long treks up and down the trails with my camera.
7. My Bullet Journal
I’ve been using my bullet journal for about a year now. I get to play, be creative, and stay organized all at once!
8. Green tea in the morning
There’s nothing quite like that first cup of tea in the morning. Especially when paired with peace, quiet, and a good book.
9. Research and Writing
I am a research geek. I love to do research, and nothing gives me more pleasure than putting my skills to work on issues I feel strongly about.
10. Creating Coloring Books and Designs
I love my coloring books! I never thought I’d be creative enough to actually create coloring books and designs for a living. It always gives me a thrill when I see a physical book with my name on it!
Thinking about all these things makes me smile and brings up so many more things that bring me joy. I could write a list of a hundred without too much effort!
In short, I love my life! And I’m happy to share some of my favorite things with you!
So, what brings you joy. Share a comment below.