Things that make me happy

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend. It’s been a long two weeks for me. I’ve been alone with two kiddos while my hubby has been out of town. This weekend not only signifies a little family time, it means I get to enjoy some much needed alone time. And by alone time, I mean I get to run alone for an hour.
Anywho….. I’m linking up with the DC girls again for another Friday Five.
Please visit Cynthia, Mar and Courtney’s blogs and hop around on the linkup. There’s so many awesome bloggers that join in for this.

Today we’re talking about things that make us happy. For me, there are many many things, so this list was a tough one. I ended up making it pretty vague to include most of my favorite things, but you’ll get the gist of it.



Family & Friends   Spending time with family & friends is definitely the number one on my list.  These days the majority of my time is spent with my two little ones (who I love dearly, but could use a break from), so any excuse to have friends and family together for some adult conversation is thoroughly enjoyed, if not absolutely mandatory for my sanity.

Good Music  I’m a bit of a music junkie.  Being that I’m the daughter of a drummer makes me predisposed to loving music. I’ve always found joy in music.  All through my life, the right music would lift my mood and put a smile on my face, occasionally, it even got me to dance.

Delicious food & wine.  Who doesn’t appreciate good food?   Call me gluttonous or call me whatever.  I love good food, and I am not afraid to admit I can chow down.  Give me a couple slices of pizza and a bottle of wine and I’m a happy girl.

A Clean House  Okay, this might not actually make me happy, but it keeps me from getting upset.  A clean, well organized house is mood altering.  What do they say about making your bed every morning?  It can boost your happiness levels.  Seriously, try it every day for a week and see if you’re happier.

Running   Okay, this is a no-brainer.  Aside from the stress release, quality alone time and the endorphins, there’s a certain sense of accomplishment and pride that I get from finishing a run.  And that makes me overjoyed.  shoot husbands

quality time

What makes you happy?


Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my little space on the web. I'm Haley. I’m a digital marketer & social media strategist, a running coach, compulsive movie quoter, wannabe photographer, Capricorn, and a slightly sarcastic, ultra chatty extrovert living in Tampa with my awesome family. I love spending my time helping folks find their best self through fitness, health and wellness. I strive to help you live your best life, and enjoy the journey. Sometimes I write. It’s rarely worth reading, but I like to put it out there anyways.

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15 thoughts on “Things that make me happy”

  1. The clean house point is a good one, and I agree with you it might not necessarily make you happy but for me, it keeps me from feeling stressed and a slob, lol. I always make my bed every morning, I don’t feel accomplished if I don’t…oh and clean dishes! I hate leaving for work in the morning and the dishes are still sitting in the sink from dinner the night before.

  2. Holy cow, Haley; I had no idea you’d been “home alone” for two weeks – GAH! You deserve more than a one hour run alone, I think – ha! I agree with you on the clean house; I’ll fully admit that I hate doing it, but the feeling of satisfaction when it’s done is amazing…while it lasts! I hope you have a wonderful run and a nice weekend!

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