Things That Make Me Happy…Top 10

Lately I’ve been reminded often that I am a happy person and I deserve to be.  So in no particular order (because how could I possibly quantify these things?) is a list of some of the things that make me happy in life!
#10 – Getting flowers from my husband and realizing that one of them is broken.  I love the sentiment despite the broken flower.  Nay, more importantly because of the broken stem.  You see, this week’s flowers reminded me that even when I feel broken, he is there to make me smile.
#9 – Realizing that I don’t just talk sparkles, I live them.  Everything I touch sparkles and that’s a beautiful thing!
#8 – My view of the world really isn’t that bad.  Knobby knees and all.  It’s all good!
 #7 – Thank you cards in the mail.  They are so underrated these days!
#6 – This face!  It scrunches in all kinds of crazy positions.  It drives me mad.  It makes me smile.  It’s an amazing face!
#5 – Proud Mommy moments.  They are plenty but none quite so monumental as watching your baby graduate from high school!  Good show Paet!
#4 – This little hilarious genius I’m raising.  I have one last chance to get this parenting thing right.  I relish in every moment of it!
#3 – Him!  The one that makes me laugh, makes me cry, and gives me butterflies.  It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it!
#2 – THEM!  My heart melts at the sight of this picture each and every time.  Somehow I was blessed with these 4 beautiful children.  I don’t know who thought I deserved them, but I am so thankful that they are mine.  NO ONE is as lucky as me!
#1 – Validation.  I am thankful for each and every major or minor validation I receive in life.  I hear kind words from my family, friends, coworkers, subordinates, and superiors on a weekly basis.  Each and every one is appreciated.  Today I felt validated in a HUGE way and it inspired me to be thankful for the things I have in life.  
I am thankful!  I appreciate the validation, and I rarely take for granted all that I have in my life!  I don’t always remember to share how thankful I am, but rest assured, I am thankful every day!  What are you thankful for?  What makes YOU happy?
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. What a great list!!

  2. @MimiBakerMN says:

    There’s are all wonderful reasons to smile. You’re a beautiful person, Christy!!

  3. @MimiBakerMN says:

    Meant to say “These” not “There’s” lol

  4. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    A wonderful list and really great reasons to smile and be happy 🙂

  5. clgossett says:

    Thanks ladies! I do have much to be happy about (even though sometimes I forget…but don’t we all?).