Happiness is….

…wrapping up in a warm blanket, fresh from the dryer.
…mushroom pizza after a week of clean eating.
…helping someone in need, even when it means stepping out of your comfort zone.
…a snazzy new lamp to dress up a corner.
…making new friends in ways you least expect.
…a dirty martini.
…a night of deep, hard sleep.
…watching “Dirty Dancing” on a Sunday afternoon.
…a friend giving you a bunch of balloons to celebrate YOU!
…Brandon Boyd.
…lighting a candle to soften a room, even during the day.
…shutting the world out for a day to clean, read, organize, write.
…getting a random, encouraging text in a low, dark moment.
…a long, lasting hug.
…giving myself a fresh, bright manicure.
…a tall glass of iced water after a long walk.
…white furniture in a sunroom.
…Ball Jars filled with flowers. Simple, fresh, light.
…forgiveness.
…tucking in to clean sheets.
…yellow dresses in summer.
…puppy cuddles.
…slow weekends.
…that perfect pair of yoga pants.
…waking with the sun.
…a clean house.
…a deep-belly, take-your-breath-away laugh that makes you cry.
…Polaroids.
…digging deep within yourself to find and show kindness to someone, even when it seems impossible.
….the anticipation of an impending vacation.
….actually taking said vacation.
…best friends.
…feeling good.
…clean, bright skin.
…cool ocean breeze.
…fresh flowers in the kitchen.
…thunderstorms in summer.
…kissing chubby toddler cheeks.
…a fresh sashimi dinner.
…finding the perfect mascara.
…a trip to Trader Joe’s that lasts less than 20 minutes.
…unwrapping presents in front of friends.
…a flowy dress on a hot summer day.
…lazy days on the porch with my grandparents.
…bubble baths with overflowing bubbles.
…the smell when a grill is fired up.
…hearing a song right when you need to hear it.
…big ass sunglasses.
…dipping my toes into a chilly creek in the mountains.
…opening a new can of tennis balls.
…receiving a hand-written card or letter via snail mail.
…my life! So grateful for everything — the good and the bad.

What makes you happy?

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