Wednesday, May 19, 2010

10 Things That Make Me Happy

Thanks to my good friend @JRReedRadio for giving me a shout out in his blog post this morning and challenging me to play along!

So here I go, my top 10 list. The 10 things that make me happy! (In no particular order!)

(Oh, and you can see HIS top 10 list here!)

10. My family: I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two fantastic kids who I not only love, but really dig as people! I am also blessed to still have both of my parents, two grandmothers, and one grandfather still living. Family is so important to me. I just can't imagine life without them!

9. My friends: Though I am almost always a glass half-full person, I do have moments in which I need to vent. I thank my lucky stars that I have such wonderful friends who put up with my occasional (or sometimes frequent) rants!

8. My faith: Honestly, I don't know how I'd get out of bed each morning without my faith. I know that there is an amazing light at the end of the tunnel, and though the journey may not always be as smooth as I'd like it to be, there is a wonderful reward at the end!

7. Notre Dame (my happy place): I have a few "happy places," but Notre Dame is definitely tops on my list. I just feel so at peace when I am there. It holds such wonderful memories, wonderful people, and it really defined not only my faith, but who I am today. Four years of my life that are completely invaluable to me!

6. Good times with great friends: There is nothing better than a glass of wine (or a Jack & Coke) and the company of great friends! We solve more issues over a cold beverage or two than you can even imagine! Oh, and don't forget those girls' road trips, those make me happy for sure!

5. My feet in the sand: Doesn't matter where, just so long as I get my beach fix once a year. Once a Cali girl ... always a Cali girl! :)

4. Sleep: If you want to see a crabby me, deprive me of my sleep. It's amazing how much better things look after a good night's sleep!

3. Football, hockey, and baseball - in that order: Yep, I go into a HUGE withdrawal at the end of football season, which hockey does a good job of curing. And then a withdrawal when hockey is over, which baseball cures. And then HOORAY ... football is back! Whew ... thank goodness for football. :)

2. Running: Nothing clears my head better than a good run. I just wish I had more time to do it!

1. My blogging friends, thank you! Thank you for making me a better blogger ... a better writer ... and a better ME! :)

Apparently I’m supposed to pass this on to my blogging friends and as @JRReedRadio said, I’m not big on these chain thingies, but here are some great people who will either hook us up with a list or will at least mock the heck out of me! - @skimmocha - @StuffinMyBrain - @NWHouston - @thenlifehappens - @FrankDickinson


Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.


  1. You are awesome and I really dig the Top 10 list you came up with!

  2. Well, I feel compelled to come up with a list of my own now! :)
    Thanks for the mention!

  3. I did a top 10 list, have you seen it?