Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Terribly Happy

A few months ago, I came across the delightful blog, Rockstar Diaries, and this 'madly-in-love' daily journal of Naomi and Josh has me hooked! In fact, Naomi started this fun feature "10 things that make you terribly happy" as a wonderful reminder to celebrate happiness and the little things in life. Of course, she got me thinking, (and I love lists), so I thought it would be fun to share! Hopefully, you will do the same....what makes you terribly happy?

10 things that make me terribly happy:

1. fresh strawberries on top of heart-shaped waffles

2. kissing the man of my dreams along the banks of the Seine (or kissing him anytime for that matter!)

3. the sound of champagne being opened

4. the belly-laugh giggles from my adorable baby girl

5. fresh cut grass underneath my bare feet

6. sound of rain drops on a tin roof

7. receiving a hand-written letter from a friend

8. my pug's sweet little gurgling/snoring sounds through the night

9. cafes in European squares

10. crickets and fireflies on a hot summer night




[photo of "two terribly happy people" in Paris taken by us]


52 comments:

  1. Actually a lot on your list makes me really happy ~ and what a wonderful photo!

    ps another thing that makes me happy is that delicious looking cake on your sidebar, I daren't come here when I'm hungry!xx

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  2. My husband and my darling dog Lily. Gorgeous post x

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  3. Love your list and the sounds you listed. Really beautiful!

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  4. Interesting list darling...I love the smell of grass & the sight of bright red strawberries!
    ~XO*

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  5. How fun! We all need to have a list and go back to it frequently to remember the joy in life! I am off to make my list....Take care, Caroline

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  6. What a sweet list:) I love this idea. Your 10 things have a lot in common with mine. Just replace the pug with a lab and a pitt-mix and voila!

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  7. such great things to be happy about! and such a sweet photo!

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  8. What a great list, and a great photograph too. I think I'll join you in this list-party and do one of my own this week!

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  9. This is a great list and photo! I love the idea of making a list of terribly happy things. Similar to the "gratitude journal" (which I should start up again).

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  10. Beautiful photo and a wonderful list! Crickets and fireflies definitely make me happy, too, as do cafes in European squares. I've been listing my own happy things a lot lately, but I'm realizing the more I do it that this list is never ending, which is a very good thing, indeed. Big hugs to you.

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  11. So real and so beautiful~ I love your mind Mel...
    xx's

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  12. A gorgeous list and very evocative. I would agree with nearly all of those but would have to swap the waffles with cake - that one on the right would do :)

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  13. wonderful list. some things for me: cool summer days, crisp fall evenings, thunder storms and a fire, camping where there is only sound of wind and water and trees blowing....

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  14. Such a perfect list! The sound our dog makes when she settles down for sleep at night is the most luxurious sound ever. I should have added that to my list as well since it always makes me laugh! Love this list. We caught fireflies last night. :)

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  15. By the way, lovely photo! One of the things that make me happy? My 2-1/2 daughter. She is the light of my life. I could be having the worst day of my life, but she's always there to salvage the bits and pieces of my sanity! Other things that makes me happy...writing (blogging) + a great photograph (like the one above).

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  16. How sweet! I love this! And this photo is simply delicious!

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  17. This reminds me of that tag that was going around and I agree, it's such a great exercise to remind you of all the little joys in life. I could adopt your list as my own! With the exception of #4 (only because I don't have a daughter). :)

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  18. What a beautiful list. Snoring dogs are so cute, aren't they?

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  19. This is such a great idea! I think I'll be doing my own list of things that make me terribly happy. Would definitely include eating fresh, newly picked strawberries, walking along the sea in the morning, bathing in high waves, fast roller coasters and... driving while listening to music.

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  20. this post makes me like yo even more...this photo is stunning...xo t

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  21. oh..i love the pic Mel!
    i share most of your list too :-)
    simple peaceful things are the best and...love of course!

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  22. Love your list and I too love getting a hand written letter, seems to be getting more and more rare these days! I found you through DustJacket Attic...you have a wonderful blog!

    xoxo
    Karyn

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  23. aw, this is so sweet!!! hooooooray for happy things -- keep 'em comin'! :)

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  24. Nutella makes me supremely happy.

    As does the sound of my daughter wearing what she calls her clackety clack shoes.

    The way my skin feels salty after a day at the beach.

    The smell of mock orange, or orange, privet, jasmine...

    Making lists of what makes me happy, makes me happy. :)

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  25. What a romantic photograph and your list......so thought provoking.We are off to Amalfi at the begining of August....of course , I will be telling everyone about it and bore you all to death. !!!

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  26. this might quite possibly be one of the sweetest pictures ever!

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  27. I love all of those, especially the crickets on a summer's night!

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  28. I hope that is you and your husband in that photo.....I think it is. Wonderful.

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  29. what a perfect list! naomi + josh are soo cute huh?
    a few on my list
    -my kids playing the violin + piano after dinner
    -my husband's songs he writes and sings for me
    -flowers + trees of all kinds
    -a good book
    -long bubble baths
    too much to list

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  30. This picture makes me incredibly happy!

    Beautiful!

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  31. Oh, I love your list and this idea and your beautiful photo. Hmmm, now I'll have to work on my list. Pretty sure champagne will make it there as well.

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  32. Your list makes me happy! xoxo

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  33. Love the list!!!! Belly laughs from wee ones do rock the charts n'est pas???
    My number one is my Goddaughter Hailey. Everything about her is magic!!!!

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  34. Hey Melissa!

    SUch a beautiful thing to appreciate the best with life. Trying to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. Adorable list you composed :)

    Answer: So would you actually manage to build a doll house yourself? That's so cute. I re-call my grandfather built me one, unfortunately it was given to a cousin who ruined it.

    Have a great day!!

    /A.C
    Design Studio 210

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  35. Mel this is a beautiful list you put together all of those things make me happy too!! Your blog is a visual delight and constant treat!!

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  36. Love your list... no wonder I enjoy your blog - I think my list would be pretty close to the same!

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  37. Just back from dinner at my son and daughter-in-law....they had bought a cake from the Belgium deli.....it had every fruit you could name on it....delicious. XXXX

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  38. This is a great post. I love to know you better. now I know what makes you terribly happy!
    I'm doining the same on my blog...
    Check it!

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  39. Your entire list is awesome... and I especially like #5 and #7. Very fun blog!

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  40. Dear Mel,
    i just wanted to tell you, you're an exquisite blogging friend! thank you so much to be the first to follow my new blog and your lovely words.
    I was so touched and filled with joy! I so appreciate...
    besitos desde Andalucia
    Lala

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  41. That photo says it all.
    Worth 1,ooo words.
    In love, I tell you....
    pve

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  42. That photographer would make me happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    pve

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  43. What a very sweet list, and that photo is incredible!! I'd say that the smell of coffee brewing, cuddling besides my husband at night, and the sweetness of our two dogs are some little things that make me terribly happy every single day.

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  44. I love your list...and your kissing photo...well, it's amazing !

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  45. Loved your list. Great blog. I seem to see your face all over when I am commenting. Thought I'd stop by to check you out:)

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