Things That Make Me Happy

In a recent post I made a list of 5 things that make me sad. But the Lord is good and has given me an abundance of things that make me happy.

For every one thought or memory that brings me pain, there are two activities that bring me joy. I call it my Depression Prevention List.

  1. Blogging
  2. Bible Study
  3. Couponing
  4. Homemaking and Interior Design
  5. Jewelry Crafting
  6. Journaling
  7. Pinterest
  8. Puzzles and Word Games
  9. Reading
  10. Writing Poetry

Just making this list has me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Or maybe it’s the antidepressants. Either way.

Blessings, y’all! (:


17 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Dearest, since 1990, my favorite day of the year has been Christmas…and not for the reason you would expect. 1990 was the year my son was born and my husband left. Every year since, his mother has outranked me: my children have spent every Christmas day with their father at her house. Rather than drink or cry myself into a stupor, I have used that day to prepare for the new year.

    I don’t make resolutions, exactly. Rather, many years ago, I started the habit of making my “Everything I want to have, be, or do” list. Then in 2000, I started the habit of spending the rest of the day answering the ten questions from

    “Your Best Year Yet!: Ten Questions for Making the Next Twelve Months Your Most Successful Ever” – January 1, 2000 by Jinny S. Ditzler

    I love such exercises. My goals and assertions are often forgotten before tax day but I feel the exercises themselves line my brain cells up so that I am more inclined to make better choices each year…choices that get me one small step closer to my ideal.

    Your list delights me.

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  2. That’s a very smart and productive way to spend the time. Certainly better than whine and wine (though that sounds like my Christmas last year). I am so sorry to hear about your husband leaving. That must be rough 😥 it sounds like you have a strong positive outlook which is a huge blessing. I appreciate your comment! You will keep improving and becoming a better version of yourself every year (:

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  3. Melissa, good for you! So you know exactly what I mean. Just considering the things that bring us happiness has an amazing ability to put us in a better mood. Feel free to post your “Happy List” in the comment section here, too!

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  4. ceponatia says:

    “Just making this list has me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Or maybe it’s the antidepressants. Either way.” Ha! That made me LOL for real. In seriousness, though, anti-depressants never made me feel happy they just deadened everything so I didn’t feel sad. I don’t think I was ever REALLY depressed though.

    I should get into couponing. I mainly eat fresh fruits and veg and it is PRETTY expensive.

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  5. angyjenks says:

    You say strong Rae.. I thought it was my grandkids but I have all five of them four under the age of four.. so I’m pass pick up time today..

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  6. ComfortA says:

    Oh wow, really blessed by the comments on this post. Not sure this is directly relevant, but for around 6 years now, I write New Years resolution type things on the 1st of January of the new year and then I review on the 31st December, how much of those things God had done. Last year by his grace I went further by writing down all the memorable events for that year and then separate into positives and negatives- it was an amazing exercise that thought me never to take God for granted
    God bless you for this post🙏🏽

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  7. A lovely post. My mum always told me to count my blessings every day and my prayers always start with ‘thank you for…’ It is a really good way of getting more positivity in your life, lovely blog, thanks x

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  8. Just Shutters, Right! That’s a very good point. Counting blessings definitely counters feelings of loss. In fact, I remember reading somewhere that by counting bless or thinking of things to be grateful for, we can actually program ourselves to be happier. So counting them blessings now lol *Rae


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