Happiness Is…

14 Feb

The dear, sweet, adorable, talented Little Ms Firefly is celebrating her birthday today. And how absolutely fitting that her birthday is on Valentine’s Day – because she must be one the most adorable people out there.

Happy Birthday Odette – I hope that man of yours spoils you rotten. You deserve it!!

In honour of her birthday, I have taken up her “happiness is…” challenge. Not because I want to win something (although her creations are gorgeous), but because she is simply irresistible. So here goes… My happiness list

  • a good cup of strong coffee, with a little something sweet on the side
  • vineyards. Any time of year. Any season. Any weather. I just love them
  • hearing “maa-mmy” first thing in the morning
  • and hearing “wuv yoooo” in the evening
  • the smell of salty sea air
  • flowers
  • my child’s laughter
  • my camera
  • a rainy day (I love winter), with a good book or a good movie
  • laughing with friends
  • watermelon by the pool
  • watching my child eat ice-cream
  • thunderstorms
  • watering my garden
  • candles

And the list could go on and on. I am sure I will think of 100 more things to add during the day. But that is the beauty of this challenge – you are reminded that it is the small things that count.

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4 Responses to “Happiness Is…”

  1. JavaQueen February 14, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Yes, the small things are what really do count! Amen! Love your list and I also love Odette, she’s a rare gem- like you! xoxoxoxoxo

  2. odette February 14, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    me thinks you are sooooooooo cool for joining in my contest, i’m touched!
    thanks a lot, my husband and i loves thunderstorms too. that’s what he misses in holland, because we don’t have it here in ireland!

    happy Vday to you and your dashing little one. you are so lucky!

  3. bevchen February 15, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    Nice lists. A lot of people seem to have mentioned thunderstorms – including me! And you’re right – it is the little things that count.

  4. ilovegreen February 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    i love sipping watermelon in the beach.

    children always bring us joy.

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