We have entered into my favorite time of year, aka the holiday season, and that means I will be obnoxiously happy for the next two months (followed by a dark depression throughout the the rest of winter).  Whatever you celebrate around this time of year, I encourage you to focus on things that make YOU happy.  The longest relationship of your life will be with yourself (duh) so spend some quality time on it, m’kay?  In case you’re lacking inspiration, check out my list below!

I’m finding joy in…

Baking homemade desserts and goodies.  The smell and warmth and comfort of baking something for The Scottish makes me happy.  (Yes, even the feminist part of myself likes baking.)

A clean kitchen counter top and kitchen table.  As I always say, (because I’m really a 60 year old trapped in a 30 year old’s body), “An uncluttered home is an uncluttered mind.”

Christmas music.  Sorry I’m not sorry.  Two months every year I listen to the same glorious music and it reminds me of home and family. I won’t stop.

A house with multiple generations milling around.  Cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, parents, partners, and animals.  I was blessed with an extended family that is relatively devoid of drama and I love being around them.  Perhaps I should re-think my blog title…

You're never too old for a present fort!

You’re never too old for a present fort!

Walks at dusk.  Romantic and beautiful.

Blog comments.  (Blatant uncomfortable hint, but no pressure.)

Department stores and shop’s holiday decorations in silver and gold.  Plus, twinkling lights!

New, dark jeans.  A nice fitting pair of jeans can make me feel so sexy.

Grande iced nonfat vanilla lattes.  No matter the time of year, I’m more than obsessed with my favorite coffee beverage.  As if my birthday post didn’t make that clear enough already.

Watching McKenna’s excitement at The Scottish coming home from work.  Makes me smile and laugh every time.  (Clearly this photo was not taken at The Scottish’s arrival but it’s still a cute McKenna picture.)


Scalding hot showers.  Especially good when you wake up feeling a little chilly.

Skype dates with people I love who are far away.  Technology for the win!

Where do YOU find joy right now?

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12 Responses to “Where do you find joy?”

  1. Kelly

    I’ve been listing on Facebook one thing each day that I’m thankful to have in my life. Some days they are small, like today, I’m thankful its Friday. But the things that give me real joy are not tangible. Watching my grown children lead successful, happy lives filled with people they love who love them back, that is my ultimate joy.

  2. Erin

    blog comment just to make you feel joy 🙂 i also enjoy vanilla lattes and my doggie children are obsessed with my husband when he comes home!

  3. Christiane

    Great post ! I find joy in talking with my family, husband, and friends via phone/Skype/emails , cooking, relaxing with an awesome book in bed with wine and food, and playing Sims/Simcity (i know i am a nerd!).


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