Sometimes the simplest things can help put a spring in your step or just make your day a little easier. Here are a few really simple things that make me happy:
1. Being able to park my vehicle in our garage - Our garage has always been reserved for my vehicle. But, sometimes, my husband will have a project of some sort going on and he needs the garage. I am always so happy to get my garage parking spot back, especially in the cold, icy winter-time.
2. My freshly painted toenails - I just do not feel quite myself if my toes are not painted.
3. Getting into a good book - Reading is one of my favorite things to do and there is nothing like getting lost in a great story.
4. Snuggling and petting our dog - Our dog is a little persnickety with her affections and sometimes just does not want to be bothered with us. Those times when she jumps up beside me for a cuddle are nice.
5. Listening to music on my Ipod - Listening to music always lifts my mood and makes me happy. I love my collection of songs that are on my Ipod -- everything from 80's music to classic rock to classical music.
6. A good tv night - I have mentioned plenty of times that I am a huge tv-junkie. Those nights when one, two, or even three of my favorite shows are on and I have nowhere to be but settled in front of the tv are great.
7. Nights with all of my family home and safely tucked into bed - Our kids are 12, 15, 16, and 20. Two of them are driving and they are at an age where they are starting to be out and about and doing more things without us. It is very comforting to go to bed and know that everyone in my family is home safe and sound.
8. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - This is hands-down my all-time favorite candy and has been since I was a little girl.
9. Being caught up on laundry - We are a family of six and I literally do laundry just about every single day. Being "caught up" to me is anytime I have three loads or less. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it makes me really happy.
10. Going to see a movie - This is another of my favorite things to do. It's just nice to take a couple hours and get away and do something just for the entertainment of it.
11. Fresh, clean sheets on my bed - There's nothing like getting in a bed with fresh, clean sheets. It makes all the difference in the way I sleep.
How about you? What are some simple things that make you happy?