BEDIM, Day 14: Things that make me really happy

Last night I realized I watch the most bizarre television when I'm tripping on NyQuil. I’m still trying to get over this cold (which has now settled into a super sexy wet cough) and after funneling a few doses of the nighttime cold remedy, I found myself curled up in bed watching a National Geographic documentary on Netflix called Russia’s Toughest Prisons

Weird, right? But it was REALLY interesting.

The last time I was sick, I watched a show called Castles which is literally nothing but aerial video footage of castles from around the world. No actors, no commentary ... just castles.

True story.

On to today's blog topic!

Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy

Well, there’s good news about this challenge topic and bad news.

The good news: A butt ton of things make me ridiculously, irrefutably happy.

The bad news: Condensing that list down to only 10 things feels impossible. 

I decided to stay away from the obvious heavy-hitters on my happiness list (my husband, my family, my beagle, ect.) and instead opted to write down 10 small, inconspicuous things that can perk up my day and put a smile on my face.

10 Things That Make Me Super Duper Happy
  1. A hot cup of coffee with the perfect amount of milk. Coffee and my stomach have a love/hate relationship, but it’s still my favorite way to start the morning. 
  2. Thunderstorms. I always feel an inexplicable wave of excitement when I see a storm brewing on the horizon.
  3. The perfect cotton t-shirt. Easy, effortless, instant comfort.
    My favorite gray t-shirt.
  4. Laughter. Even on the worst days, getting swept up in a tear-inducing belly laugh has the ability to make everything okay.
  5. Arrested Development. When I finally finished watching The Office, I felt empty. Jason Bateman and Will Arnett have successfully started to fill the void. 
  6. Sunshine on my skin. All seasons have their perks, but absolutely nothing compares to the first warm day of spring when you emerge from your winter hibernation and feel the sun against your bare skin.
    Joebizzles love the sunshine, too!
  7. When a really awesome 80s song comes on the radio while I’m driving. A little bit of Wham! to get me through my work commute? Don't mind if I do!
  8. A clean home. Nothing feels more peaceful and stress-free than a freshly vacuumed, decluttered and dusted home.
  9. Yankee candles. Clayton and I realized that we have one of their candles in every room of our house.
  10. When Clayton and I lay down for a nap and he pulls me to his chest. Bliss. Pure bliss. 
What little things make you happy?


  1. I came across your blog from Blog Everyday in May and I just had to comment! Not only do I totally agree with a lot of things on your happy list (cotton t-shirts really are the best)but I LOVE Giant Squids! I think they are just about the neatest animal on the planet and have watched countless documentaries about them! My friends all thing it's the weirdest obsession! I'm glad to know I'm not alone!

  2. So, due to my previous crazy work schedule, I watched a lot of documentaries on Netflix. And it keeps suggesting Russia's Toughest Prisons! Now I have to watch it....

  3. aww,that last one is so sweet :)

    great list! i prefer milk on my coffee too!!

    cute blog!!


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