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T W O | Happy, Happy, Happy

Welcome back, everyone! It's time for Day 2. I was blown away by the wonderful new friends joining in The Blog-tember Challenge. I loved reading your stories, getting a glimpse into your lives and hearts, and I'm just as eager to find out more along the way! Don't forget to say hello to your neighbors in the link up :)  I'll be finishing my rounds this afternoon!

Today's prompt: Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.

Photo Credit: One. Two. Three. Four. Five.

When writing this prompt, I immediately thought of Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts. I started a gratefulness journal last year and try to write in it each week. In a world that is obsessed with finding the next, biggest, and best upgrade, I think it is important to notice the little joys in life. What makes you smile and brightens your day. The daily gifts and miracles. Gratefulness and contentment are powerful, they give you the freedom to live boldly and simply, refusing the world's point of view.

What makes me happy? What brightens my day? 
Oh, loads of things. Here are a handful to get us going:

Pretty graphics. Scarves. Hot chocolate weather. Fall scented candles.
Project Life scrapbooking. Coffee dates with old friends. Perusing wedding blogs
and magazines. Fixer Upper marathons on HGTV. Shakespeare.
Anthropologie dishes. Watching Pride & Prejudice with my parents.
Skype sessions with friends across the country. Baylor Theatre.
Hitting the snooze button. The blogging community. A crisp glass of sweet tea.
Chatting with my students after class. A handwritten note. Pretty stationery.
Window shopping. Navy blue. Gold polkadots. Dancing shoes.
Red lipstick. Heart to hearts with new friends. Pedicures.
A clean kitchen. Traveling to a new city. Lists. 

What about you? What makes you happy, friends?
And does anyone else have the SONG by Pharrell stuck in their head? 
If you didn't, you do now ;)

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