Tuesday, 29 June 2010

10 Things That Make Me Smile

Here is a list of ten things that can make me smile, even if I'm not in a good mood:

1. Suprises. I love suprises- anything from a "Hey honey we've got dinner reservations" to  "I decided to plan a picnic for this afternoon".

2. Mail. I love getting mail. Maybe because its a type of suprise. And I mean real mail like a letter, card or package. No bills or advertisements please.

3. Chocolate. Duh. Any kind. Even better if its a suprise.

4. Playing with little kids. Whenever I used to voluteer as an assitant Brownie Girl Scout leader I always left the meetings in  good mood- no matter how bad my day had been before.

5. Ice cream. Very similar to thing three.

6. Flowers. Sometimes I'll buy them for myself, but its even it better if they're a suprise. I love the way they look on the counter or table.

7. Precious Moments. I used to collect these figurines, but a few years ago the shelf holding them collapsed and most of mine broke. They still make me smile though.

8. Scrapbooking supplies. I could spend all day wondering around stores like Hobby Lobby or Scrapbook Creations trying to decide what to get.

9. A trip to the library. Especially the library in my college town. Its a nice atmosphere and they have tons of amazing books. The only down side is because I'm not a citizen I can only check out four things at a time.

10. Real Simple magazine. I love to flip through reading all of the tips and tricks, saving recipes and admiring rhe beautiful ads.

What things make you smile?

(This post was inspired by one of Mama Kat's assignments)


  1. i seriously love getting mail too!!

  2. This is a great post- it's inspiring me for my next post.
    I've been loving books and bookstore atmospheres too. I feel the same way about scrapbooking supplies, I don't have enough time to scrapbook but I love bringing more things home to add to my collection. I have yet to find the store (that's not a chain) that's reasonable with their prices though.

  3. Oh, I know. I'm always on the lookout for sales and coupons.

  4. Wow, our lists could almost be identical! Instead of Precious Moments figures thou, I collect Charming Tails!

  5. In a day and age where everything we do is electronic...getting mail..snail mail..is SO exciting! Yes, I would say getting mail (as in a card or letter from someone) definitely makes me happy!!

  6. I love chocolates and ice-cream too.
    Visiting from Writers workshop

  7. Oh yes, a trip to the library. I agree, that always makes me happy. Now when you combine a trip to the library with chocolate.... mmmmm.

  8. A lot of the things on your list make me smile too!

    I used this prompt too from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.

  9. :) Oooh. I do like your list.. :) I forgot ice cream on mine.. and mail. Nothing is as exciting as getting something that's not junk mail or bills.

  10. You could be me! Except for the scrapbooking part...don't get me wrong. It makes me laugh...but for all the wrong reasons!


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