The Happiness Project

Gotcha, didn’t I? What is The Happiness Project? If you don’t already know, it’s a book written by Gretchen Rubin, in which the author spends a year discovering how to live a happier life. And it seems like everyone has been talking about it! Well, that’s not exactly what this post is about. But it did get me thinking about some of the things that make me happy. And I’ve been thinking about doing a “Top Ten”. So, there you have it! My “Top Ten Happy List”!

10. Kramer. He’s a poodle. But don’t tell him. He thinks he’s a real boy. Just looking at his sweet face makes me happy!

Kramer!

Kramer!

9. Reading. I love to read. Magazines, books, The Bible. Reading makes me happy.
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8. Singing along with the radio. I loooove singing along with the radio! (And dancing)

Kickin it old school!

Kickin it old school!

7. Running. Yep, running makes me happy. Science has proven this exercise to happiness fact. Who am I to argue with science?

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6. Cooking. I love trying new recipes and cooking old family favorites. I’m especially happy when a recipe turns out well, and my family enjoys it!

My own healthy salad.

My own healthy salad.

5. Beaches. (And travel, in general!)Beaches make me so happy. I love the sand, the sun, the sound of the ocean waves. Calming and happy inducing.

Yep, that's Jamaica from our plane!

Yep, that’s Jamaica from our plane!

4. Coffee. Mmmmm…. I really enjoy my coffee. Hot or iced, black, or with sugar & creamer. Coffee makes me happy!

Cappuccino!

Cappuccino!

3. Sunrises & Sunsets. I have a beautiful view of the sunrise form my front porch and I’m always excited at God’s creation!
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2. Family. Of course family can make us crazy. But let’s face it-we love them and their smiles and hugs make life worth living. Family makes me happy.
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1. If you know me, you had to be expecting this. My relationship with God makes me happy. Actually, it provides a deep, abiding joy that cannot be replaced with anyone or anything. Only God can provide the peace and freedom that lives within my soul on a minute by minute, daily basis.
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So there you have it! A Top Ten Happiness List! Now I could go on to twenty or thirty. But let’s face it-you’d get bored! But hopefully this has inspired you to think about things both big and small, that make you happy! And of course, as always, I’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment to share what makes you happy today!i hope you have a happy and blessed weekend!

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3 thoughts on “The Happiness Project

  1. I love your list of happiness Anna! How on earth did you get Kramer to sit still and look at the camera to get that perfect shot? He’s usually a little ball of energy. LOL Most of your list makes me happy too with the exception of running…this girl just isn’t built for running. I miss the beach. Haven’t seen one in 2 years but I WILL get back there when I can. I’m still working on #1 and figuring out how to make my time with God more productive and of better quality. Sometimes I feel that it’s a very slow process and it isn’t moving fast enough – or perhaps I’M not moving fast enough, and then I wonder if the experiences that are slowing things down are meant to do just that because I’m learning things from those experiences.

      • LOL I tried to hit the “Like” button and then realized there isn’t one. Keep those blog posts coming, I always enjoy seeing what you’re up to and what you have to say about something new. And I’ve kept the email that has this original post in it so I can remember the name of the book because now you have me intrigued about reading it for myself!

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