50 Happy Things-Bloggers unite in flood of gratitude
So I found this very cool thing going on in the blogosphere right now. It’s a flood of gratitude, and is a great way to sit yourself down, and think about what you are grateful for.
Dawn from Tales from the motherland is the blogger behind the idea. I thought it was a great way to end the year, so here goes.
First you set a timer for 10 minutes, then you start writing down all the things you are grateful for. The goal is to have 50 things written down at the end of 10 minutes. This was harder for me than I thought it would be.
But here’s my list….
The first thing of course, is my hubby. Love him. Everything about him. My life would not be what it is right now without him.
My sons. Dustin, and Brandon are 26 and 24. (holy cow, how does that happen) They are smart, independent, hardworking, responsible men. I hear so many stories about 20 somethings that are none of these things. I’m grateful for who they are, and what they are becoming.
My family. My mom, my brother and sister. And everyone else that is connected.
My two cute nieces. They are awesome! And oddly, they think I’m awesome. So I guess it’s a win win.
Al’s family. He has an enormous family. With 5 sisters and all their kids, and grand kids.
Roxy and Torrey. A lot has been written about them already.
Dog treats, to keep them happy.
Friends. We have met so many wonderful people.
Invisible friends. I have met so many great people online. So I am grateful for my blog, my followers, and social media to keep up with everyone.
Traveling. Of course traveling. It’s not always easy, but I couldn’t give it up.
The RV, The Big Ass truck to pull it, my own bed at the end of the day, and good tires.
My eyesight. I have a very dear friend who is losing her eyesight. She is sooooo creative and makes beautiful wonderful things. I enjoy doing crafty stuff, and of course my photography too.
My health, Al’s health, and all our family who is pretty damn healthy.
Coffee, tea, wine and unicorns.
People who buy art. We just need more of them.
Past experiences to learn from, and new experiences yet to come.
Wildlife to photograph.
Nature to experience.
The sun, the moon, and the stars. I have missed them all so very much this past couple of months.
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I’ve missed that too.
Wyoming, Arizona, and South Dakota. South Dakota because we can be residents there, and not actually be there. And I’m grateful for mail forwarding.
Being self sufficient.
Mobile internet. And when we can hook up to unlimited wifi, Netflix, and Pandora.
Clean water. The water here is gross, so I am grateful for those times we have had good water.
That’s it. I encourage you to do this, even if you don’t blog about it, just do it.
Here are the official rules
If you’d like to join in, here’s how it works: set a timer for 10 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list. The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2015, or 50 thing that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; write what comes to mind in the time allotted. When the timer’s done, stop writing. If you haven’t written 50 things, that’s ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can’t feel too happy or too grateful! When I finished my list, I took a few extra minutes to add links and photos.
To join the bloggers who have come together for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the blue frog at the bottom of Dawn’s post HERE. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. 4) Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List.
Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise.