I may have asked this for a previous Question of the Week but honestly, I can’t remember. I’ve asked over 100 of them. I really can’t keep track anymore.
Aaannnyway… I was inspired to write this post after jamming out in my car alone to this song…
Yea.. yea.. it’s the Bangles and it was the 80s but I don’t care what you say… this song ROCKS! I blasted it as loud as I could and sung it at the top of my lungs. If I was on an episode of Motormouth you would have had a good laugh at me. Especially because the next song was this…
and it requires signing aloud too. It just does. If I ever get the guts to do karaoke that or this..
will be my song of choice.
But I digress. The reason for this post is for you to think about what truly makes you happy. Peel away all the self-consciousness and body image crap. Remove all filters and external influences. Dig down deep and THINK about it. When are you happiest? What puts an instant unforced smile on your face? Is it a person? A thing? An activity?
Me? Well as I established, driving alone with the radio blasting makes me happy.
These guys make me happy…
Cooking makes me happy.
The beach makes me happy.
A good movie makes me happy.
Helping others makes me happy.
UPDATE: I had to add this one on post fact… Watching The Husband play with the boys puts a smile on my face every time!
Reaching goals makes me happy… (today’s food journey)
|Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ 1 tbsp almond butter and 1 tbsp jelly||CRAZY morning. This was fast and required no cooking. My kitchen was a MESS||5||7|
|Sweet Sausage and Vegetables over Bulgur with sugar snap peas instead of green beans.||I LOVE leftovers for lunch!||9||11|
|strawberries dipped in sugar-free pudding made with half greek yogurt (I ran out of milk)||The Little Guy asked if we could make pudding after school. I couldn’t resist!||3||2|
|Minted Iced Tea||Water was getting boring||0||0|
|Chicken like this||This was the best dinner EVER! I even snuck some ground flax in the breading.||8||9|
|Roasted brussels sprouts like this||1||1|
|an obscene amount of butternut squash fries like this||1||1|
|3 mile run this morning. I snuck one in after nursing the baby and before Little Guy got up.|
Ok YOUR turn. What makes YOU happy??