Don’t Worry, Be Happy :)

Today I’m participating in the Blog it Forward Blog Hop about Happiness.  Yesterday Texan Mama (who is happy while teaching and taking photos) wrote an awesome post on Photography Tips for Dummies (was she writing just for me?!). Don’t forget to go visit Stephanie at A Day in the Life of a Grad Student’s Wife where she’ll be blogging about happiness tomorrow.

I have to admit, I’ve struggled with what to write about this topic.  My first thought was my family (well, that and also the song “Don’t worry be happy” by Bobby McFerrin). Then I thought, “Isn’t that the cop-out answer? Won’t everyone be blogging about their kids and family?”. Apparently not. Either the other bloggers are just more creative than me or they just happen to have more things that make them happy than I do. I wanted to get all deep and philosophical about the topic but I just don’t think I have it in me right now. If you take a look around my blog you’d see that the title for a recent post that I’ve written included the phrase “bra in my lunchbox”, which would lead one to believe that either 1. I have some obsession with partial nudity or 2. I don’t take many things seriously. I’m not sure which one is true, but in the spirit of not being deep and philosophical, here’s a list of random and superficial things that make me happy…or at the very least put a smile on my face.

  1. Chocolate
  2. Ice cream
  3. Chocolate and ice cream together
  4. Musicals
  5. Movies about dogs (bonus points if they talk)
  6. Baby animals
  7. The perfect fall day
  8. The perfect spring day
  9. Snow on Christmas day
  10. Christmas Carols
  11. Show tunes
  12. Marching bands (I’m a nerd and I heart them.  Don’t judge me.)
  13. Swinging really high on a swing
  14. All things Disney
  15. Making people laugh
  16. Not doing housework
  17. Winks from my Hubby
  18. Remembering my childhood
  19. Saved by the Bell
  20. Snuggling under my childhood blanky
  21. I Love Lucy
  22. Bing Crosby songs
  23. Playing dress-up
  24. Jazz
  25. Moments to myself
  26. Writing
  27. Sleeping
  28. Breakfast in bed
  29. A good tomato
  30. Goat cheese
  31. Dancing
  32. Dancing in public like a crazy person whilst embarrassing my husband who walked away from me a long time ago
  33. Tea parties
  34. Fancy things
  35. Seeing Daddy’s play with their kids
  36. Laughing with family
  37. Holidays
  38. Being weird
  39. Horse and carriage rides
  40. Roses
  41. Peace and quiet
  42. Theme parties
  43. Naming woodland creatures I see in my yard
  44. Giving to charities
  45. My mom’s chicken soup
  46. Driving around looking at houses, fall leaves, or Christmas decorations
  47. Apple pie
  48. Jams and jellies
  49. Blog comments (hint, hint)
  50. And yes, my awesome, wonderful, crazy, hilarious family

Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers writing about happiness.  Maybe you’ll find something inspiring and profound…you just won’t find it here 😉

oh, so very me

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About Jenn Rian

Jenn Rian is a mom, blogger, actress, yoga instructor, and cosplayer. She blogs about as often as she showers, which isn't very often. Author of and (

Posted on October 25, 2010, in Jenn, Random and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love this list! Your list is one of the things that makes me happy! hee-hee

    Thanks for the linky love and for participating in the blog hop!


    • Yay, thanks! I’m so glad that someone other than me can appreciate that list 🙂 I figured a lot of people would wander in and say “Lame. Cop out.” And then wander back out…which is probably mostly what happened since you’re the only one to have left a comment 😉

      It was fun to participate in the blog hop! I can’t wait to use some of your camera tricks…hopefully with that Canon Rebel the SITS girls are giving away *fingers crossed* Thanks again for stopping by!


  2. Awesome list. Several would be on my list too!


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