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What are the big and small things in daily life that contribute to your happiness?


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Certainly not an exhaustive list..


Big things-

watching a son, student, or player do something I taught them to do, that which they told me they couldn't do, and it work! I love the look on their faces.
surprise trips from my husband

Little things

Love you, mom
when DH rolls over to cuddle in the night
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Many, many things
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Big - Jesus as my savior, my beautiful daughters, a great spouse, wonderful parents, a job

Little - Mt Dew and chocolate (), holding babies, naps

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my kids calling or texting me ..I miss having kids in the house

my pets..love their company and approach to living(unconditional love)

my husband's thoughtfulness and work ethic
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the big things in life:
having a happy, healthy family- well-adjusted kids and loving hubby. Watching my sons achieve their goals. My faith and my support system

the little things in life:
starbucks, reading a book outside on the patio or preferably by a body of water! going out for dinner and enjoying a great meal. Shopping!


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This is by no means an exhaustive list - but the big and small things in my life that contribute to my happiness would include:

Facetime and Facebook - allows me to keep up with my sisters - friends - family

My home - as messy as it is - it's nice to have a place to call home - there are so many things I enjoy about my home and the area I live in.

Pets - there are some funny things they do that keep me laughing every day!

and lets not forget - snacks - they help me through any day!
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Big:

My new husband
Family/friends
Our home
Pets
Our health

Little:

a nice meal
a lazy day
rain
a good book
a nice cocktail
when my hubby helps me with house chores which is all the time!
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Big things: My family (two beautiful daughters, and DH as well as my parents and sisters.) My job.

Small things: Sitting on the deck with a fire and a glass of wine, when my dogs comes over and places his head on me and just looks at me.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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-my faith
-my family
-my dog
-my friends

-sunshine
-having time to read
-coffee
-fresh flowers
-exercise (when it is done)



-ice cream
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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* Sitting in the middle of a strawberry patch, on top of a hill, picking strawberries.

* Walking in the snow, noticing how the flakes glisten and shimmer.

* The crunch of the fall leaves beneath my feet on my morning walk.

* Having my dogs and cats sleeping soundly around me.

* Watching my 90 lb adopted pitbull hobble down the sidewalk or bask in the sun. He is so happy in his new home.

* Hearing about my nieces and nephews stopping in to visit my parents without being asked.


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Old 07-01-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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Cuddling babies
Singing worship music
Being at church
Thundertorms
Falling asleep when its raining
Big hugs
My dogs
The smell of fresh cut grass
Christmas eve
Waking up on christmas morning and being excited
Reading
Easter morning st church
Playing with my niece and nephew
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Big- my only child, DD, who became gravely ill and recovered from major surgery (I haven't talked about it much because I have been in survival mode since March and it is only now hitting me how ill she was) and how grateful I am to the surgeon that operated, still being totally excited about teaching and planning for next year after a year from you know where type class, having someone to love, my kitties, and the realization of how lucky I am to be healthy and to live another day on God's Earth with my beautiful daughter (sorry, am in tears).


Being able to still hear the sound of my tabby's purr, sitting on the veranda in the early morning with a cup of coffee wondering why everyone is not a morning person, hearing a bird sing, hearing an I love you, a pretty flower, a smile, that just right shade of blue..
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Little things-Reading my Bible

*Feel like I am going through a time where I am a little scared what the future may bring but I have learned my lessons.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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my grandson
my dog
my children
my husband
having time to myself to read, bake, watch movies...


Rhubarb - I'm glad your DD has recovered. I've been there too, and each day I am grateful for my son's recovery!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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Big:

- My children.
- A wonderful marriage and partership with the funniest man on the planet
- My career
- The friendships I've developed since I moved several years ago

Small:

-Immaculate kitchen counters
- Hot tea with cream and sugar
- Reading
- A warm breeze in the backyard while I sit and stare off into space
- Downton Abbey
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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My family
My church and my church family
Time with friends

Watching DD play softball
Watching a good baseball game
Time at the beach
Time in the pool
The feeling I get when the house has just been cleaned or the lawn mowed
Dinner out
Ice-cream
Reading an email from or calling my BFF

Sleeping in
Listening to classical music
Listening to the great hits of the 70's
New funky socks
Shopping!

Nancy


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Old 07-01-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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My DS---he is the best thing to ever happen to me
My DH--he is pretty cool too!

My dog
My family
My friends & co workers

A good book and time to read it.

Baking!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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sun
warm weather
Diet Coke
white wine
my kids when they are in good moods!
my husband when he is attentive
my family in general
reading books for fun
sleep
friends
a good cupcake
music
vacuumed carpet
clean kitchen
clean laundry
time to myself
baking
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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The sun shining on pool water

The crunch of fall Leaves

Hot soup on a cold day

Snuggling under a blanket on a cold winter day

Music

Potato chips

The smell of hot children slathered in sunscreen

The first summer veggies picked from the garden

Dew on bare feet

Hugs
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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The smell of my hubby
my cozy little house
my childrens' health
A cup of warm coffee or tea
green fields
when my oldest son comes to visit
A good sweat from Zumba
My little pool
watermelon
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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  • My husband, and his smell
  • My kids happy and healthy
  • When I actually cook
  • Going out to eat (see the above)
  • lilacs
  • tulips
  • our dog running at a dog park
  • flan or other custards
  • drinking pop
  • reading a good book, in the bath, or outside on a warm day
  • ice cream and cookies
  • watching students improve and learn to read, make connections, be excited to learn
  • Japanese food from a local restaurant
  • Spending time with just DH (a rarity)
  • Laughing
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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The first cool morning of fall.
Hugs from my teen-age children.
Surprise flowers from my husband.
Holidays with family.
Making a special dinner.
A vacation at the beach.
My sweet doggie.

The last day of the school year.
The first day of the school year.

Oh, and coffee definitely coffee.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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1. I'm happy when my kids are happy.
2. I'm happy when my house is clean and everything is in its place.

I know the second sounds miniscule, but it's a biggie for me.
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