Things that Make Me Happy (in no particular order and not a comprehensive list)

Running, broomball, kayaking, tennis, hiking, pilates, ellipticals, rollerblading, golf, wakeboarding, skiing, walking dogs, hiking, climbing, walking on the beach, softball, swinging on swing sets at the park, rope swings, triathlons, swimming, hot tubs, wii fit, walking and talking with friends—really anything active! I’ll try pretty much anything! 🙂

Cake batter ice cream, all cakes, rice krispy bars, Liz’s bars (chex cereal made like rice krispys), white chocolate chips (soooo yummy), oatmeal, oatmeal with white chocolate bars, pineapple, chicken scampi minus the chicken from olive garden, vegetable fried rice, spring rolls, hot chocolate, vanilla chai tea, starbucks, peanut butter and honey, cornbread, blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, pancakes, pineapple peach salsa, black bean and corn salsa, cereal, ben and jerry’s mint chocolate cookie, nando’s, nando’s Mediterranean sauce, oranges, oreos, vanilla milkshakes, cookie dough, falafel, hummus, cilantro and jalapeno hummus, avocado, pitas, enchiladas, hummus quesadillas, chips and salsa, brownies with white chocolate, vanilla bean ice cream, cinnamon crunch bagels with honey walnut cream cheese, blueberries, fresh fruit, rice milk on cereal, flax seed chips, trader joe’s, homemade food

Baking, cooking, trying new things, buying new/random things from the grocery store, rainy days, looking at the stars, meteor showers, shooting stars, the moon, waterfalls, snowflakes, sunroofs, driving with the windows down, wearing hoods, playing music loud, dancing, laughing, giving and receiving gifts, little notes, finding secret places, sitting on rocks, mountains, exploring, happy e-mails, reading the Bible, being crafty, painting, magnets, pictures, cozy beds, airplanes, getting picked up from the airport & picking others up from the airport, airports, people watching, sunsets, sunrises, snuggling, getting flowers–**NOT roses**–playing games, spades, board games, card games, Christmas trees and lights, snow forts, December, flip flops, bright happy colors, holding hands, leaves changing colors, my puppy, dogs, big fluffy white dogs or vizslas, feeding baby ducks, swimsuits, happy things, reading, journaling, blogging, super warm sleeping bags, going to cut down a real Christmas tree, high heels, champagne, mittens, carrying things in mittens, happy shoes, walking barefoot, not wearing jeans, puzzling, being “sparkled”, ceramics, making videos, taking pictures, editing pictures, big purses, big sunglasses, big earrings

Africa, thrive Africa, kids at Hope house, sunrises in Africa, trampolines at the One stop, giraffes, running with zebras, learning Sesotho from kids at the park, my interns, sitting on decks, fitting as many people as possible on couches, getting packages from home, ke a o rata, breakfast for dinner, seeing how BIG God is, healing, restoration, love, hope that endures, living out change, challenges, digging deep, being me, finding passions, making disciples, showing others they have potential, speaking life, coming alive, living with love, transformation, God’s promises, seeing life change, planting seeds, waiting on His timing, see things worked out for good, morning prayer, being asked about Africa, talking about Africa, heart to hearts, teaching

Hats, scarves, taking random self-portraits, bible verse of the day, quotes, finding good deals, organizing, learning, finding songs that hit my heart, hitting repeat, stacks of books, lots of pillows on the bed, little things, making a joy list, prayer boxes, twitter friends, little moments, god taking me to a moment, leaving blog comments, typing fast, typing games, hugging friends after being apart, raw transparent unprocessed thoughts to discuss with friends, daydreaming, wandering target, toms shoes, finding home, church family, fun videos on photobooth, being a kid, getting lost in the moment, taking God with me and letting Him be a part of every second, doodling in my journal, making journals, friends, god.

6 thoughts on “Happy

  1. It is amazing that so many of those things make me happy too…maybe that is why we are such good friends 🙂 I miss you friend!!

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  3. you know, i catch myself describing things as “happy” all the time!!! i just love that word…happy. hehe, it makes my heart smile!

  4. happy to make others smile huh? i guess that’s why you came to africa?
    Nothing is brings smile more than the smile you bring to other joyless-needy children(and elders too)…..
    the picture(ur’s) says it all!

  5. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email.
    I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

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