Monday, 14 May 2012

~ Happiness Is ~


Kissing My Man
Hugging Our Boy
Cuddling our little dog
Cloud watching
Finding heart~shaped and holey stones
Feeling sun's warmth on my upturned face
Drinking cool, fresh, sweet water
Smelling honeysuckle
Hand~stitching cloth ~ slowly
Moon~watching
Chocolate melting in my mouth
The sharp taste of rhubarb crumble
Smelling woodsmoke
Laughing out loud
Smiling ~ always smiling
Making a spiral in the garden
Creating a garden
Watching bugs 
Working with crystals and stones
Hugging trees
Making Flower Essences

Not worrying
Laughing with My Man
Laughing with Our Boy
The things we need finding their way to us
Working with the Earth
Smelling a rose
Recycling
Making tinctures
Blending creams
Washing my hair
Rinsing with Geranium, Neroli and Ylang Ylang
Having a shower
Having a candlelit bath
Smelling bluebells
Watching a spider weave her web
Making a Christmas cake
Using essential oils
Using herbs
Thrift~shop shopping
Listening to vinyl records on the turntable
Using a vintage typewriter

Reading a good book
Smelling lilacs
Baking bread
Reading poetry
Writing with a Parker fountain pen
Sitting in front of an open fire
Owning a Rayburn range
A country kitchen
Simple, old furniture
Making Chai tea
Going on roadtrips
Walking in Nature
Blue skies
Bright stars in a black sky
Drinking tea in tea rooms
Dancing 
Drums
Music
Writing poetry
Dressing warmly on a cold day
Wearing hats

17 comments:

  1. And, reading a beautiful post like this.

    Blessings...

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    1. Thank you W.S. :~))) Blessed be x

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  2. wonderful post. you live a full life.

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    1. Thank you Peggy...blessed be x x x

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  4. (((sigh))) Helen, Helen, Helen...simply beautiful and right...as it should be...and as it IS, if we take the time to notice.
    Thank you for this list of moments :)

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    1. Thank you Nancy...it is isn't it, and I do try to notice throughout the day every day....and miss it if I don't! :~)))

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  5. happiness is. . .reading this list.
    i need to make my own list.
    thank you.

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    1. Thank you Cindy :~) It is so good to do ~

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  6. Belatedly finding you (via Jude, who else!) and reading your post. Lists, ah, lists. And yet this is so much more - a contemplation of all life's gifts - a meditation in fact. And so much on your list would be on mine....yes, today I shall count my blessings! Thank you Helen.

    Also promising myself time later to scroll through your archive - a treat in store, I'm sure!

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    1. Thank you Lynne....for visiting and commenting. It's nice to meet you :~)

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  7. Apart from chocolate ( it gives mr migraines ), I agree with every single thing you have written here... you have made my heart happy.xxx

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    1. It would probably be a good thing if I became allergic to chocolate you know!! My Man had to give it up a few years ago as it started giving him palpitations. He does not miss it at all now.

      Thank you Trish. I am so glad it made your heart happy...writing it made mine happy too. x x x

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  8. This is so beautiful... Very comforting. Found you on flickr (via tumblr..) I will be following :)

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    1. Hey Preveda....thank you for visiting and commenting :~)

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  9. reading this post made ME very very happy!!

    thank you so much for sharing-- oxox, e

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