Thursday, October 16, 2014


By Laura Bradford

As the holiday months draw closer, I can't help but find myself thinking about all of my "can't-waits." You know, the decorating, the baking, the wrapping, the music, and on and on.

It all makes me happy. Really, truly happy.

But as much as I adore the holidays and everything they mean, there are lots of things--simple things--that make me happy...

I love the sound of a baby laughing.

I love the sound of a cat's purr.

I love that very first taste of frozen yogurt.

I love the feel of the sun on my face with the ocean as a backdrop.

I love hearing my children say, "I love you."

I love photographs.

I love neatness.

I love applesauce muffins fresh from the oven.

I love long walks.

I love the way the song, "And We Danced" by the Hooters makes me smile--instantly.

I love time with my friends.

I love unexpected phone calls from special people.

I love Disney World.

I love that moment when an idea strikes...and you know it can work.

There are so many simple things that make me happy.

What are some of yours?



  1. Unfortunately, the smell of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies makes me happy!
    Pending craft projects involving beautiful yarns, papers, or fabrics.
    Meeting up with old friends and remembering the past.
    Ogunquit, Maine.
    The smell of autumn, which includes wafts of wood smoke, baking, and damp earth.
    Reading a good book (like one of yours!).

  2. EP, I love the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, too! I've never been to Ogunquit, Maine, but I bet it's beautiful! And thanks for the book compliment! ;)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. The last bite of a soft-serve ice cream cone - when it's half-melted and totally delicious.
    Red wine, dark chocolate and coffee - preferably together.
    Lazy Sunday afternoons.

  4. Ooooh, Julie, love the last bite of the soft-serve ice cream. You're right, that is completely delicious! :)

    I could use a lazy Sunday sometime soon.