50 Things That Make Me Happy

Posted on the 15 September 2016 by Krickeyb

We are inundated with so much negativity these days. Even watching a football game on Sunday isn’t relaxing anymore… Bummer. With all this negativity going around on the internet, I thought focusing on something positive would hopefully bring light into your life! I challenge you all to write down FIFTY (yes… fifty) things that make you happy. To start this off, I am going to tag three amazing women who are also fantastic bloggers: Erinn Tillman, Ashli Haggard, and Elie Landrum. If you girls would prefer to write your 50 things in your journals, that is totally cool, too! 😉

The point of this post is to spread positive thoughts. I urge you all to ignore Facebook for a few days. Turn off the news. Go outside and take a long, deep breath. Focus on the things that make you happy. Share those things with others and encourage them to do the same. Happy Wednesday!

  1. God “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
  2. My Husband – I had to give some mad props to David. He has been working so hard to provide for our family and I am so grateful for him. Even when he has the roughest of days, he never fails to bring a smile to my face.
  3. My family – I am so fortunate to have the most amazing family. Everyone is so supportive, loving, and always a phone call away if in need. I love them dearly.
  4. My pups – This is obvious
    Koa, Dexter, and Bailey are my sidekicks. We have so much fun together. Also my Harper girl! She is Ryan & Kelly’s pup… but I love her like she is my own.
  5. An amazing group of friends – You know who you are! <3
  6. The Washington Nationals
  7. Avocado Toast… yum
  8. The Office – Honestly, I watch this show every single night before bed with David. We have watched every episode more times than I can count on my fingers AND toes. Best show ever. Seriously. P.S. I am certain David and I are Jim and Pam. (I am sure everyone says that, but I don’t care.)
    The Office

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  9. Essential Oils – Seriously, thank goodness for these oils. I can’t sleep without cedarwood and lavender in my diffuser anymore.
  10. Physical Therapy – I have so much fun when I go to PT. The group that works there cares so deeply for their patients. Every morning spent there is the best!
  11. My fantasy football league chat – If I ever need a laugh, or just some peeps to talk to, I turn to this chat. The guys keep me entertained ALL the time. They are all so sweet, too.
  12. Mom’s Organic Market
  13. Aladdin
  14. Perfectly Posh – THE BEST EVER! Seriously. My mom and I are obsessed. I have fallen in love with the Perfectly Posh products. Two of my favorites are The Stripper Detox Body Mud and the Never Grow Up Serum. If you are interested in checking out more, contact me or click here!
  15. Almond Milk
  16. Surviving – I am here. I am grateful. I am on the road to recovery.
  17. Traveling with my husband – As you know, our next trips are to Philly and OBX. Cannot wait to spend time with my sweet man!
  18. New makeup – Stay tuned for an August Favorites blog post this week! I highlight two makeup products that I absolutely LOVE!
  19. Hiking – I miss hiking so much. I am still gaining strength back since my most recent surgery, but my hope is that I will be back on the trails soon.
  20. Photography
  21. Finding a really good book that consumes my time – Any recommendations?
  22. Naps with my pup
  23. The Outer Banks
  24. Really good Asian cuisine – Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese… you name it, I love it.
  25. Elephants – We are halfway through the list! Obviously you all know how much I love elephants (the blog is named after them for goodness sake). Please consider donating to help save the elephants. Click here to learn about one of my favorite charities for elephants.
  26. London – I wish I could go back right now. I miss the people, the tea, the pups, the architecture, the accent, EVERYTHING! 
  27. Bastille – Have you listened to their new album yet? Get on it, people!
  28. American University – I can’t wait to get back on campus soon! Hurry up Fall… the best time to study on AU grounds is when the leaves are gorgeous!
  29. Coffee – I like it black… like my soul
    jk. I am a nice person.
  30. Chocolate
  31. The mountains in Hawaii
  32. Ice cold water
  33. Farmer’s Markets
  34. Spending the day with my favorite baby boy – Nick!
  35. Seeing photos of my grandparents – I miss them so much. Memories of us together always make me happy.
  36. Spending time with my bestie – Love you, Tor!
  37. YOUTUBE – Can we take a moment to appreciate some of the best vloggers around? Sam and Nia, Shaaanxo, Sarah Therese, Shaytards, ItsJudysLife, OKBaby, the list goes on and on…
  38. Basketball Shoes – Ankle support, comfort, badass
  39. Baseball/Softball/Volleyball/Basketball – My loves.
  40. Monster’s Inc.
  41. The occasional root beer – I rarely drink soda… but sometimes I need a good root beer.
  42. Kombucha – Gingerberry is my favorite flavor
  43. A nice breeze on a hot day
  44. Playing fetch with my pups
  45. New haircuts! – I cut most of my hair off, y’all. Short hair is da bomb digs. 
  46. Funny Gifs
  47. Washington Redskins – Even if we lose…
  48. Philadelphia – I know this sounds silly considering I am a lover of Washington, DC. But, honestly, I fell in love with the city of Philly. I still hate their teams, though. Sorry, David.
  49. This blog! – I love having this blog and all of my readers. Thanks for always supporting me
  50. Almost being an auntie – My nephew is due in December. I cannot wait to meet him, spoil him, love him, and spend as much time in the world with him. He is already the love of my life. Again… sorry, David. I am BAE, though (Best Auntie Ever).

I hope this brought a smile to your faces today! Please consider participating in this fun tag. I would love to see more positivity on the internet these days. Thanks for reading!

Completely unwarranted life lesson from a married woman #29: Smile! You never know who may need it.

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