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Thursday, October 24, 2013

What Makes You Happy?

Today is Thursday! This is very exciting to me because that means it's almost Friday and the weekend is close. 

When I used to work for a bank during one of my summers between college semesters, I would do this really weird count down. It would be 8, and I would say it's almost time to go home! My co-workers would always laugh at my logic. It's 8- which means it's almost 10- which means it's almost lunch time- which means it's almost time to go home! {My hours at the bank were 7-4.} 

I was thinking about that count down today when I got excited about Thursday being here, and it just made me laugh. 

{I love Hoops and YoYo- via

So I got to thinking. What makes me happy? What I am happy about at this exact moment? And I thought- well, if I have a list I should share it with y'all! 

Here we go: 

1. I'm happy it's Thursday. I love Thursdays! Not as much as Fridays, but pretty close. 
2. I'm happy I have left over pasta to eat for lunch today. Yum Yum :) 
3. I'm happy there are 6 bags of White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms sitting on my bookshelf- along with a card sent from my Abuela and Papa. And even better there is Candy Corn in my kitchen cabinet from my Fahey Grandparents! 

4. I'm happy that I have a place I can go everyday and express my feelings and adventures with others. {PS. this is the place.} 
5. I'm so happy my Fall t.v. shows are on and I have something to connect me to back home. Am I watching too much t.v.? Probably. Do I regret it? Not one bit. 
6. I'm happy that there are so many options for gratitude journals out there. I got inspired yesterday when reading Erika's post on her gratitude journals. Just look at the different types that are on Amazon
7. I'm happy that Kenzie is starting The Thankful Project- it's about time Thanksgiving time got some attention. Plus, what a great way to spend the month of November than expressing how grateful you are! Thanks Kenzie! 
8. I'm happy that my husband is sitting here next to me playing his video game. 
9. I'm happy that this Saturday we are going to a Halloween party at church. 
10. I'm happy that a good friend of mine e-mailed me a detailed list explaining all the new movie releases that have come out since I've been in Korea. For each movie, she wrote both a plot summary, a personal review, and a rating out of 10. When explaining Rush her was Review said "Chris Hemsworth... need I say more" This whole e-mail made me very happy! 

{Mmmm Pasta} 

What makes you happy? Right this second, why are you happy? I would love to hear from you! 

Happy Thursday Y'all, and remember: 



  1. Super cute post! I love the gratitude journals too, and this time of year and candy corn m&ms, what? :-) That email from your friend sounds awesome and what a great friend! And.....now I want pasta for dinner. ;-) Happy Thursday!

    1. Thanks Deanna! And I gotta say the candy corn m&ms are delicious- I was going to share with my coworkers, but they didn't like the regular candy corn, so I'm keeping it all to myself. Happy Thursday!

  2. I agree on the fall shows! Some of my favorites ended last season - but there are still some left! It's a good feeling to veg out in the evening with them.

    1. I have to say I have an Office size whole in my heart. My Thursdays are just not the same now that Jim is not in them. But I am still happy to have everyone else pretty much back, and there are some new shows that are pretty good.

  3. Yay for almost Fridays, and gratitude journals, and all the happy things you have going on, Alex! :)


  4. I've probably been watching a little too much TV, too. :o) At least a couple of my regular favorites are in their last year, so I'm trying to watch every episode I can before it's over for good!!

    Happy Friday tomorrow! :o)

    1. Happy Friday Sarah! I don't really feel that guilty about watching t.v because I still get a lot done during the week. Have a great weekend.


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