Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

As May and I didn't have the best relationship, I'm bound and determined to get June off to a good start. I knew holding off this post was the right thing to do as it's about a happy award. What better way to start of June on a 'Happy' note. Okay yeah that was lame. Anywho, I got another award! First I recieved one from the fabulous Sara Louise, now this one, my word I am feeling the love!! The Happiness 101 Award has been given to me by the lovely Annelise of box of crayons. The deal is to list ten things that make you happy. Of course, then in true blog award fashion, you must pass along the luv. Without further adieu (ie babbling) here are 10 things that make little ol' moi happy:
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1. The dogs- in particular those two faces snuggled up next to me in the morning. It is just incredibly cute and makes me feel loved. Though if Leo decides to lay on top of me, which he tends to do, it's not quite the wake-up call I prefer.
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2. My piano students after they've pushed through a roadblock. There is nothing like the satisfaction of seeing hardwork and determination pay off especially after a rough patch. Learning music (or most things for that matter) is a process filled with many highs and some deep lows. Watching my 'kiddos' work through those lows and come out smarter and happy with their efforts is just amazing.
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3. Sitting out on the porch swing, or any covered porch for that matter, during a storm or a mild summer's night. I love watching the world go by.
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4. Spending time with friends. Whether it's a big or small gathering I am all about the good times with my peeps.
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5. Without sounding too OCD here, getting organized and things done. Sometimes I procrastinate way, way too much. I guess that's why when I get my proverbial s*** together I really feel a lot better. More balance, clear headed, and that makes me happy.
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6. Quiet moments when I just want to play piano for the joy of playing. No judgements, no worries about mistakes, just playing for me.
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7. When Jon has a romantic moment. Is there any explaination needed for this one? ;-)
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8. A new one for me, dancing on stage. When I've worked hard on my steps and go out there and let the adrenaline rush go I reach a natural high. When I'm finished I am overjoyed with doing well and putting in the work.
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9. Traveling. I don't do it a lot due to monetary constraints, but, traveling has always been something to be excited about for me. I guess it would be different if I HAD to do it for work, but, luckily for me traveling has yet to get old. I can't wait to travel more someday!
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10. Making friends out here in the blogsphere. Though I don't branch out extensively, nor really 'promote' my blog (what's there to promote? lol), I am honored and happy that you all have come here and read a little bit about me and I you. I love the comments left here and as dorky as it sounds I get quite excited when I get comments from anyone whether it's a passerby, a dedicated reader, or someone new. You all make this blog stuff fun- thank you for the joy you bring to me! And for putting up with my rambling. You all are the best!
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Alrighty I pass the Happiness 101 Award to... Lovely over at Lovely in Lux!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

What a sweet post! I hope June works out to be every bit as good as you're trying to make it! Optimism rocks and congrats on the award!

Habebi said...

Thanks girl! I am trying to keep my chin up! Sent THE email to boss #1 and am hoping for the best. Sometimes it works just to look on the brightside and keep your chin up huh?

Of course it took me like a week and half or so to get there, but, hey who's counting? ;-) Luv ya chica!

lovelyinlux said...

Wowwwwww, Habebi, wow!! This is awesome!! This is the coolest award ever!! Thank you!! I'm super excited about this. You've made my day. Wanted to also let you know that I'm sorry I'm not as good at commenting at blogs as you are (it's something I really admire about you!) but I do appreciate every single one of your comments and all of your blogs!! Yay for blogging friends!! I will definitely keep the joy going and pass this award along...after I've finished basking in the afterglow!!
You're a star!!

Habebi said...

You're most, most welcome! Soak it up Lovely you deserve it!! Especially since you have put in such amazing work in regards to happiness. The timing of your latest posts have been perfect haven't they? :-D I admire you for all you've worked hard for because I too know a bit about having to change the way you have to look at life and while it is uber rewarding it is no easy task. In the aged words of our generation- you go girl!

And no worries about not commenting. I love comments of course, but, I am very content to know you are still reading! Thank you for the kindness, I hope you don't mind me babbling. I see many blogs as 'coversations' and commenting is my way of keeping the conversation going. If I stopped I'd miss 'talking' to everyone! lol Thank you for being so generous in allowing me to keep up the conversation.

Again soak up that afterglow girl! Take it easy!

Dedene said...

Congratulations! The things that make you happy are all wonderful, except maybe dog breath first thing in the morning.

Habebi said...

Dedene- Merci! Yeah dog breath is not pleasant to say the least, but, most of the time my two boys have their mouths closed when I wake up. Thank goodness for that!

Sara Louise said...

Love it! And getting organized and crossing things off my list are one of my all time faves :-)

Habebi said...

Sara Louise- Merci! I am getting better at crossing things off of my list. Still am bad about putting this and that off, but, it's not as bad as it used to be. I'm finding that getting things off the list is both rewarding and a bit of a relief.

annelise said...

Love your list! :)

I have the same view on commenting on blogs - sort of like a conversation and it's nice to know you're not talking to yourself!

Habebi said...

Thank you Annelise! And thank you so much again for the lovely award.

Yes, it's good to 'talk' to people via commenting. You are so right on- it would be like talking to yourself without people commenting! lol