Journal, The Happy Writer

Happiness is…

Peanut butter oatmeal cookies
I didn't burn anything this time! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s so easy to get caught up in being busy, that we can forget the simple things. Inspired by Lua, here’s a list of the the small things that make me happy.

  1. Sunshine. That’s all it takes to make me smile. If the sun is out I always feel like it’s going to be a good day, but even if it turns out to be rotten, it doesn’t seem so bad if it’s sunny.
  2. The smell of libraries: paper, book binding, coffee… writer’s heaven.
  3. Blog comments.ย  Thank you!! xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. The feel of pens on paper. Some pens glide effortlessly, other pens create a satisfying scratch against the page.
  5. Being so engrossed in a good book that I lose track of time.
  6. Getting an unexpected call/e-mail from a friend.
  7. Days where I have no plans to do anything – so rare!
  8. Hugs! Laugh inducing, bear-huggy, exuberant, joyful hugs.
  9. Finding the perfect name for a character in a story.
  10. Peanut butter cookies.

What makes you happy?

19 Comments

  1. Pretty much all mammals shorter than knee height – lambs, wee dogs, kittens, pigs!

    Blowing out zombies’ brains (in computer games, possibly in reality too but I wouldn’t know)

    That ‘moment’ when a story suddenly comes together in a way you hadn’t expected.

  2. Yes, the wee animals! That’s a good one too.
    Also, “progress,” whatever that might mean on that day, in my writing.
    Chocolate (stereotypical, but true).
    Dance (watching or doing).

  3. Lua

    Great list Tessa, loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Especially your # 8! Days like that are rare and wonderful!
    And those cookies look sooooo delicious, no wonder theyโ€™re on the list ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 3, 6, 8, 9, and 10!!!! (#6 seems strangely familiarโ€ฆ)

    #7 is kind of nice too, after a lot of things have been happening, but only every now and then, otherwise it’s boooooringโ€ฆ

    11. Spontaneous plans. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Ahh but #7 gives you the opportunity to make spontaneous plans! Jump in that car and drive… who knows where.

      Yes #6 Shh….I think I stole that one from some guy’s website. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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