Things That Make Me Happy


Baking bread in the farmhouse.

Kittens on the porch swing.


My children love me.

I get to be a writer!!

Watching my kids play ball in the bottom.

“Shopping” in the cellar.

West Virginia!

My cousins!

My wonderful friends.

All of you who visit my blog.

You? What’s making you happy?


  1. Kat says:

    My on line friends.
    My ‘visible’ friends.
    My job that supports my kids. One that I don’t hate.
    My Christmas tree up and shining.
    Reading interesting blogs written by people who do interesting things….like go to England! And live in farmhouses. πŸ™‚
    Good health.
    The journey to be published…..

  2. Margery says:

    My health
    Christmas, when all my kidlets will be home (I hope)
    Not having to go to work
    My house at the lake
    My friends, both virtual and ‘real’
    Being able to spend my days writing if I so choose

  3. Maddie says:

    Warm furry cat paws on my face in the morning. Tuesday night dinners with our son. Watching my husband in the garden. Sunrise. The beach in Rocky Point Mexico.

  4. Shari C says:

    My husband and family and that we all enjoy good health.
    That we are fortunate enough to have our own home, food in the house, clothes to wear and money to pay our bills.
    The wonderful friends we have near us or in other parts of the country or online and our great neighbors that we visit with and help one another out.
    That we are in a country where we are free to attend church and celebrate this wonderful holiday season.

  5. Jena says:

    What makes me happy…

    My Daughter, Kailee makes me happy, especially when she says something outrageous- which is all the time!

    My wonderful friend Suzanne who makes me smile everday with her emails and stories and incredible support. I am so lucky that she is my friend!

    The fact that I am a writer and get to do that everyday even though the waiting makes me crazy- it still makes me happy.

    My beautiful family makes me happy- they love me in spite of it all, accept me as I am, which is what family does, or should- love unconditionally- and for that I am so grateful.

    I am Blessed.

  6. kacey says:

    Happy stuff:

    All my kids home for the holidays.
    A fantastic dh.
    My great writing friends.
    My family being healthy.
    Being a writer.
    My kitties. Love them.
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer πŸ™„

    Thank you for bringing this up. Sometimes it’s good to sit back and look at all the good things in our lives.

  7. Jill says:

    Lots of Christmas cookies …

  8. Tori Lennox says:

    Seeing YOU so happy. πŸ™‚
    My blog pals.
    My writing group friends.
    Our new house (even if it is almost a year old now).
    All the wonderful music I can get via Sirius Satellite Radio. :guitar:
    Writing (even if I’ve slacked off here at the end of the year).

  9. Heather Harper says:

    You’re pictures make me happy.

  10. Mary Dunton says:

    HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!!!!!!

    My daughter, Madelaine!!!!!!!
    Christmas carols!!!!!!!
    Fabulous, wonderful, bestest friends like Suzanne!!!!
    I never comment, but since it’s Christmas time, I want everyone to know what a great person, mom, and friend Suzanne is. She also makes a mean loaf of bread! LOL!! Love ya girl!!!!!!!!!!
    All of nature!!!!!
    60% off sales!!!!!!!
    Happy Holidays, all!!!!!

  11. Jorrie Spencer says:

    The change of seasons.
    Good health for me and mine.
    My new computer.
    My kids’ laughter.
    Christmas cookies.

    [I just can’t believe it’s already December 13, but I don’t know if that’s making me happy or not!]

  12. Jorrie Spencer says:

    PS. That picture is completely adorable!

  13. Sela says:

    Suzanne’s hair makes me happy. :mrgreen: It does! It’s happy hair!
    Playing Monopoly with my kids.
    Eating Spanish Clementines as a Christmas treat.
    Wearing fun sweaters.
    Reading friend’s blogs.
    Reading anything!

  14. Anna Lucia says:

    The smell of the Christmas tree, the sharp tang of pine sap, and that breath of the outdoors.

    Cats playing with the ribbons while I’m trying to wrap the presents.

    Cooking good, tasty, healthy food.

    Sitting beside the fire with a good book, a glass of something, a slice of toast and a cat on my lap.

    Reading something I’ve written and being awed.

    Diving into the dark, dark woods around Latrigg and feeling like the sleeping hill and the silent walker are sharing a marvellous and magical secret.

  15. Melissa says:

    :love: My cat
    My family and friends
    My roommate/ex
    All my author friends
    My books and magazines
    The chocolate croissant I’m eating
    The red clover I’m now taking for hot flashes 😳
    The penis charm I just got for X-mas from an author friend πŸ˜†
    Cold weather

  16. Melissa says:

    The “oops” smilie isn’t working. I wanted to use it ’cause it looks more like a hot flash than an “oops” πŸ˜†

  17. Julie Cohen says:

    My baby kicking when I rest a cup of tea on my stomach.

    My friends giving me mindless gossip magazines and chocolate when I feel cranky.

    My mother’s cooking.

    Sunday mornings when my husband goes to get the paper and comes back to bed with it.

    Seeing my actual NAME on an actual BOOK.

    Going to the movies and eating a big tub of popcorn all by myself.

    Putting a big old fake tattoo of a devil on my very pregnant belly.

    Friends in real life and on the net.

  18. Julie Cohen says:

    (Oh, and Judge Judy. Man, do I love Judge Judy.)

  19. tdubtx says:

    the love of my life…and the vision of our future together.

    the unconditional friendship of a long-lost friend

    dark chocolate

    the picture i have yet to scan of said long-lost friend’s son and my son in my backseat when they were babies

    my mamma’s banana pudding

    a really good editing job

    that scene in Field of Dreams where father and son meet

    getting a phone call with the caller immediately saying, “i love you” [that happened today πŸ™‚ ]

  20. Lori says:


    Hearing ds laugh
    Snuggling with dh
    Chatting with a good friend and family
    Watching a good movie or show or reading a good book


    To have just learned that though a fire destroyed a friend’s childhood home, her mother, sister and all of their horses, cats, dogs and other critters are safe

    To have a roof above, food in the frig, clothing in the closet and the health to enjoy it all

    To have a good job and a great boss

    To have friends and family to share the joys and challenges with

    Off to hug ds and call a friend.

    Thank you Suzanne for reminding us all to take a moment to remember all the wonderful things we have.

    Lori πŸ™‚

  21. Cryna says:

    My Family
    My Online Friends
    My Friends here
    My Health
    There are so many things to be thankful for that it is hard to list them all.

    Thank you Suzanne for reminding us ….. πŸ™‚

  22. Michelle says:

    My children and husband
    My first book contract
    My trip to Ireland :bananadance:

  23. Estella says:

    My friends and family make me happy!

  24. Sasha White says:

    It’s the simple things that please me. πŸ™‚

    Friends who care about me.
    A good Meal.
    A good book.

    And Hugs, I love hugs. *Big Hug for Suzanne*

  25. jaq says:

    My son makes me happy.
    My friends make me happy.
    A really good meal shared with any of the above.
    A decadent dessert while enjoying a fabulous view.
    A great book that touches me.
    ‘Coming home’ always makes me happy.
    Did I mention dessert? (cause seconds always make me happy. hehee.)

  26. Suzanne says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.:heart:

  27. mary beth says:

    My family.
    Surviving another day in the passenger seat with DD driving.
    A great book.
    Writing The End.
    Reading your blog. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for helping me remember the important things in life!

  28. Lis says:

    My parents
    My wonderful writing friends
    Catching my best friend on IM and talking for hours
    Getting christmas cards in the mail and sending them out
    Ooh and finding the perfect present. Had that happen tonight!
    Happy Holidays :wave:

  29. Biddy says:

    My friends
    My family
    Green & Blacks Butterscotch chocolate
    Visitors from the US (yes! you Suzanne!! Next time you email and let me know you are in the country!! Sheesh!)
    Country music!!! :guitar:
    Planning my trip to Nashville for 2007

  30. Sela says:

    They have butterscotch now? Yummmmm! Must make a trip to Target soon.

  31. Anna S says:

    My wonderful husband – I lucked out the second time!
    My friends – especially my wonderfully supportive writer friends (thanks Suzanne et al)
    My sister and her family
    My cats
    My teams winning (Go Devils, ‘Skins and Man U)
    Great shoes:wink:
    Computer games and hanjie puzzles
    Penguins (Yay Happy Feet!) and autographs
    Being healthy

    Hugs Suzanne

  32. Toni Anderson says:

    My kids
    My hubby
    My house
    My dogs
    My health (not body πŸ™„ !!)
    Meeting my first deadline
    Good TV
    Good fire on a snowy day
    My family and friends
    Smiley people

  33. raine says:

    Good books.
    Good films.
    Hot-buttered popcorn with ice-cold cokes while I’m reading good books and watching good films. πŸ˜›
    My kittles.
    My few but very good friends.
    Lovely Christmas songs and bright, twinkling lights (especially the blue ones). πŸ˜€

    And whenever I’m off work from the sucky day job!
    WOOOO-HOOOO!!!!! :bananadance: :bananadance: :bananadance:

  34. ruby55 says:

    A beautiful bouquet of kittens.

    Writer friends.

    Blogging and so “talking” with people.