Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Here's to Happiness

Inspired by the Here's to Happiness Project, I've made my own happy list. Here goes:

Ten things that make me Terribly Happy

1. Friends who know you so well they can guess exactly what you're going to say before you say it.
2. When Pandora guesses the song you needed to hear right when you needed to hear it.
3. Rituals and Traditions (especially my new favorite, Two Oceans in 12 Hours)
Goodbye, Pacific Ocean
{Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, August 15th, 2009. two-thirty p.m. pst.}

Hello, Atlantic Ocean
{Atlantic Ocean, Revere Beach, Revere, MA August 16th, 2009 five-thirty a.m. est.}

4. Peach Pie at midnight.
5. Having two chapters left in a really good book.
6. Sitting in a cafe, drinking a latte, writing in my journal and watching the people go by.
7. Church on a Sunday morning.
8. Going to the farmer's market, talking to the farmer and finding the most delicious produce.
9. Fresh flowers on my windowsill.
10. Sleeping under tons of covers with the windows open all the way (really, there is nothing cozier).

What makes you terribly happy?


  1. Number 10 especially describes me to a T.

  2. To contribute a few:

    Ice cream and dumpling outings with Abbie.

    Year-round farmer's markets that are not pretentious.

    Zooming down the road at night on my bike, conscious only to the sound of the wind and the sight of blurry cars and storefronts.

  3. All of those things are available in San Francisco. . .
    Except for two oceans.
    Are you coming back now? Let's go get pumpkins in Half Moon Bay soon.

  4. peach pie, farmers markets, and fresh flowers! nothing better!!


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