Monday, April 19, 2010

My Happy List

During our morning gospel study, Kimball and Henry and I each made a list in our journals entitled: Things That Make Me Happy. We then read 2 Nephi 11:4-7 to see what was on Nephi's "happy list".

Henry said as we opened the scriptures, "Let's see if we can get some inspiration from Nephi. Maybe I need to add his list to my list." I thought it was adorable and was, of course, precisely the point of the whole exercise!

Anyhow, I thought I'd share my happy list with you. This is what makes me happy today, although I reserve the right to add to it at any time!

  • children giggling
  • chubby baby legs
  • cuddling
  • strawberries
  • late night talks with Jared about our plans, hopes, dreams, future
  • going to the temple
  • having uninterrupted time to pray
  • Mack Wilberg arrangements of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • visiting out-of-town family/cousins
  • springtime
  • having my mom, sister, and in-law parents live locally
  • succeeding in keeping my temper with my kids
  • "I love you" and "thank you"
  • a good book and time to read it
  • hearing my kids bear their testimony
  • a weekend away with my husband
  • the way my toes look after a pedicure
  • when my kids are getting along and enjoying each other
  • General Conference
  • Jared's breakfasts (even better when I get to sleep in and wake up just in time to eat)
  • my covenants
  • The Plan of Salvation
What's on your happy list?


Tamara said...

i love your list! so great. i was especially happy with "the way my toes look after a pedicure." YES!!!! i love that too!

and cupcakes.

Michal said...


cupcakes should really be on my list, but at the moment, i'm trying to convince myself that happiness doesn't have to involve sugar. (it's not true. you do need sugar for true and meaningful joy.:)

Mary said...

My hubby!!! But ask me again when's hes been home for a couple months, it might change!! j/k

Robyn{Lee} said...

GREAT list! I really want to do this with my kiddos! I think I will : ) Thanks for the inspiration!

Jaye said...

wow! my list is similar to yours. what is it with chubby baby legs? i have to squeeze!

Aubrey said...

THose chubby little baby legs make me happy too. I want to nibble on them!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

great happy list and totally agree with most of it.