August 7, 2013

Get Happy (Insta-Gratitude Week 32)

People all around me lately have been talking about the search for happiness.  One of my favorite website is Tiny Buddha - Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives.  I have a list posted many places in my day to day life with the 10 ways to get happy (article here.)  Looking for somewhere to start?  Having a bad day?  Making a decision?  I just glance at this list.



I struggle a little with the "change & adapt" because when I run into moments when I don't have any control, I get extremely anxious, but I'm working on it.  Documenting my daily gratitude doesn't clearly fit in any of those categories, but I also feel like it fits in all of those categories.  It reminds me every day to think of what makes me really happy.  

Without further ado, here are the things I was grateful for this last week:


Dogs, dogs and more dogs.  I was grateful for a dog filled happy hour last week, a nice long car ride home from Iowa with well behaved dogs and cuddling dogs during a thunderstorm.


Nieces.  Kenzy was so brave at the amusement park on Saturday in her big puffy pink skirt on the trampoline.  Plus, Kennedy taking a quick second to love on Uncle Justin - something she doesn't do too often because she's constantly on the move - it's enough to melt your heart.


Lake Okoboji.  It's always beautiful and always feels like a summertime home.  So welcoming.


Spending an evening doing a walk/run of the lake with my mom (yes, that is 2 blocks from my house and I LOVE it) was perfect and just what the doctor ordered.  Then, after a weekend full of chocolate chip cookies and junk food at grandma's, we started the week with a juice cleanse and felt amazing.  If you're looking for one to try, we do just a one day Suja Juice cleanse.

That's my week.  Come and link up and tell me what you were grateful for this week.

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14 comments:

  1. I freaking love the Tiny Buddha site.

    That photo of your niece jumping is a total framer. I adore it.

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  2. This is awesome! I started posting one thing that made me happy on each blog post. :)

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  3. Dogs bring so much joy to life. I love the 10 ways to get happy...sometimes we need to remember happiness is a choice and something that must be worked at!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  4. I am very very grateful for my dog! it has been too long since i've seen him!

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  5. i am really grateful for dogs and my niece too :)

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  6. So jealous that you have something so gorgeous close by! I love this link-up - I will have to remember to play along one day soon!

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  7. Ahhh I couldn't find the time to get on board with gratitude Wednesday this week, but I LOVE all of this. I bet I used to run by your house when I lived by Larprenteur and Lexington. That lake was my happy place!

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  8. Okay, MY heart melted with that picture of Kennedy hugging Justin.. and I don't even know them!! LOL Soooo sweet. I love seeing little girls snuggle up to dads or uncles or grandpas..
    I love all the things you were grateful for.. Your pups, your peeps and a niiice ass place to spend some time. OH- also I love drives. Road trips are the best!
    I think I might have to link up this week... I'll get brainstorming..!

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  9. i've been exploring happiness with a series on random acts of happiness- you might like it :) here is a post i did on a naked-cake party: http://apartment-wife.com/2013/08/03/naked-cake-party-in-the-streets/

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  10. I always leave this post feeling better about life in general :) That first list is SO good, definitely saving/pinning that for future happies!!

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  11. I love the happy ideas! I need to hang this somewhere.
    Your nieces are darling...and the lake - ooooo, ahhhhh!!!!
    Have a great rest of the week.

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  12. Ooooh so pretty views! Insanely jealous of your puppy lovin time too... if you're looking to share I'll be waiting in PA.

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  13. dogs, dogs dogs!! im grateful for those too!!

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Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.