The other day I was at a coffee shop and out of the corner of my eye I spotted a cup with the phrase, "Do more of what makes you happy!" It's such a simple idea, but as I was standing in line ordering my coffee it made me smile! I started thinking, do more of what makes me happy. I thought if I was to compose a list what would it consist of?
I invite you get out a piece of paper and on the top of the paper write "Do More Of What Makes Me Happy." Take a minute today and jot down your list of what makes you happy and hang it somewhere that you'll see it often. Here is what my list looks like and what I will be doing more of that makes me happy.
As the barista called out, "order up" and I looked over at my mom waiting at the table, I smiled again. Still thinking about doing more of what makes me happy, I realized I was doing just that. My mom and I had taken a Saturday to spend some girl time together and stopped for a cup of java and I was doing more of what makes me happy in that given moment. The little bits of happiness throughout our day and week add up. When we are doing more of what makes us happy we then bring joy and happiness to others lives as well. It truly is the simple things in life that make us smile and the memories we make doing them. Here is to creating a life you love and doing more of what makes you happy!
Leave me a comment and tell me what your list looks like. We need more happy:)
Spring came early this year and with that has brought new ideas. This morning I went out to feed my beautiful hens and as I looked down I saw the top to my bird bath. It had been forgotten about under the snow. The stand to the bird bath broke last summer. As the snow melted and it reappeared I wanted to give it a new purpose. I looked around in my chicken pen and there was a perfectly good clay pot not being used. I decided to take the clay pot and the top to bird bath and make a new bird bath for my wild bird friends. While I was at it, I decided to use the field rocks I collected to make a circle around my beautiful Ash tree where my feeder is hung. A tribute to the birds you could say. I wonder just how many times a day I look at that tree. The window above my kitchen sink faces that tree and I catch myself daydreaming as I watch the birds on the feeder. It brings a sense of calm, a minute to pause throughout the day. Starting my morning off in nature listening to the birds singing got my creative juices flowing for the day. I love when little projects unfold and I don't plan them for me that is the most rewarding. As I look at the birds eating from the feeder, I hope to see them splashing in their new bird bath. It's the little things in life that make us smile:)