In 2020 I’m answering a list of 52 journal questions. Read about it here.
A few small things that make you happy.
It really doesn’t take much to make me happy. Lots of small things will bring a smile to my face. I’ve tried to pick my top 3, but it’s really hard to choose!
1. A hug
I know this doesn’t seem like much, but a hug, especially from The Hub or one of my Barbarians, always makes me happy. I’ve always responded to hugs like this, so much so, that my family gave me a t-shirt that said “I run on hugs” when I was a teen.
2. A thunderstorm
I love a big, crashing thunderstorm. I grew up in the sub-tropics, so our summer wet season would be full of these. Sadly, where I live now, we rarely ever get them. There’s something about the pouring rain, flashes of lightning and the big rumble of thunder that makes me smile. In a thunderstorm you’ll always find me at a window watching the show.
3. Birds in my birdbath
I can see the birdbath from my desk. I love the birds that come and drink, but I especially love it when they have a bath. They are such fun to watch splashing around. My favourites are Albert and Mrs Albert (red wattle birds). I stop whatever I am doing to watch them have their daily bath. A total delight.
What small things make you happy?