Wednesday, September 1, 2010



…or rather, I should ask to be welcomed




You know what makes you happy.

Perhaps, it’s the smell of the perfume strips in a new magazine.

Maybe, old favorite movies, like Dirty Dancing.

…trying to dance while watching Dirty Dancing…

Lying down on a bed with cold sheets, after a hot day…falling asleep.

You know the small things that make you smile.

…the big things…

…I’m offering you a chance to celebrate what makes you happy.

This is a place where you can express your better moments.

To scribble your thoughts, make lists, paste pictures, doodle….dream.

Life is too short to focus on the bad…so don’t.

This is your happy blog.

I was inspired to start this blog for several different reasons…but I’ll stick to three:

One – I wanted a place I could articulate my literary passion.

Two – I find joy in small things. It has made me an optimistic person. This is something I should not be selfish with.

Three – I have a friend that started a blog about something that made her happy. She wanted to share her happiness with the world. That is a pay it forward I can appreciate.

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For starters…

Some things that make me happy

1. Smores with charcoaled marshmallows

2. Listening to my three year old brother say yellow

3. Feeling it get dark outside

4. Finding perfect birthday gifts on accident

5. The sound of leaves crunching under my feet in the fall

6. Hearing my cat purr

7. A Shirley temple with too many cherries

8. Kissing scenes in movies like “an affair to remember”

9. The first snowfall of the year

10. Changing out of wet shoes and socks after standing in the rain

Create a list of things that make you happy.

I encourage you to post it...share it…live it…remember it.



  1. Singing to the Wicked Soundtrack in the car makes me happy!

    Disney anything makes me happy!

    My church makes me happy!

    Seeing that light bulb moment in a child's face makes me happy!

    Warm homemade chocolate chip cookies makes me happy!

    Friends and family make me happy!

    Sweet baby Liam makes me happy!

    :) Thanks for the post Chelsea!

  2. I have to say...I am super excited that you commented...and that your a follower. I had to start somewhere..and it is GREATLY appreciated. Unfortunately, I'm a little behind on updating...but I plan on getting a little better at this. Thanks again! :)

  3. Just found your blog from Ashley' it! Here's my happy list:
    1. Watching Verne and Liam together
    2. McDonald's French Fries
    3. Krispy Kreme
    4. Running
    5. Being with family
    6. A clean house
    7. Successfully cooking a meal
    8. Dancing
    9. Vacation
    10. Mood music
    -- Marie

  4. MaRiE!! Thanks for commenting! My favorite thing that makes you happy is watching Vern and Liam play together. That's so sweet. :)

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  5. Chelsea, Keep up the creativity - it's great! Here are just 10 things that make me happy:
    1. Emma singing in the shower
    2. My husband laughing hysterically
    3. Marina, my niece, saying "Maybe, yes." and "Maybe, no." and "Maybe, I did..." (her signature phrase)
    4. My father laughing at his own pun or joke
    5. Freshly mowed grass
    6. Cantering around the riding arena and through a series of perfect jumps!
    7. A freshly cleaned house (Lavender scented)
    8. A warm towel fresh from the dryer
    9. Rosey, our Golden Retriever, in the snow
    10. A Sunday Sermon that really speaks to you and awesome songs!

    Aunt Elaina

  6. Hello Aunt Elaina!! Thanks for commenting and being a supporter!! It’s nice to know I’ve got family checking this out. It sounds like you’ve got a lot to make you happy!!! Oh…and I like number 8!!! That makes me happy too!

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    Thanks again! :)