Happiness Is…

Thursday workout:
Bike – 50 minutes (stationary)
Run – 20 minutes (treadmill)

This week a friend of mine who has been going through a really tough time blogged about finding happiness in the little things in life.  Her situation has made me realize how important it is to not take a single day of my life for granted.

I’m sorry, but please forgive me for getting sappy on you guys for a minute.  I promise I’ll go back to posting 8,000 food pictures and telling you weird things about myself soon:).

Too often in life I find myself waiting for the next big thing.  I am the QUEEN of countdowns.  Countdowns to weddings, countdowns to races, countdowns to VACATIONS, etc.

There is actually only one on my desktop right now (countdown until my half ironman!), plus a remaining countdown from my wedding:).  There probably would be more if I actually had a vacation planned:/.

The problem with countdowns is that they often make me feel like I am just itching to get through another day so I can cross one more day off!  How often have you found yourself saying “just three more days of work until the weekend” or “just two more weeks until vacation”?  I know I do it ALL the time.

Well, I don’t want to live my life constantly waiting for Friday or for the next big thing.  I am going to try really hard to stop just “getting through the week” and try and slow down and enjoy each and every day.  I am going to try harder to appreciate the little things!

Here are some of the things that make me happy today:

Banana and cocoa oatmeal for breakfast!

Getting a good workout in today!

My wonderful family!  I had dinner at my parents tonight, and it was great to catch up with them:).

Puppy sitting my parent’s two adorable black labs!

Finding a GIANT box of Girl Scout cookies in my parent’s dining room (you know I’ll be opening one of these soon).

And finally, having warm feet while I blog!

What makes YOU happy!?


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Runner, triathlete, food lover, and happy blogger!
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6 Responses to Happiness Is…

  1. Eric says:

    A verizon remote that works as it’s designed to makes me happy. It makes me mad when it doesn’t. What’s also a pain is trying to download the verizon remote iPhone apps and then running into problems with iTunes. I’m pretty sure I’m being punished by karma for not watching the puppies w/ Erin at her parents. That or she put a spell on this cable situation as punishment. Either way I lose. Karma’s a b. PS, my wife makes me happy 🙂

  2. Eric says:

    It’s also dually noted that the iPad 2 would make me really, really happy.

  3. Karen says:

    My friends and family make me happy! ❤ And it being spring break in a few hours definitely adds to this feeling.

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  5. Trisha says:

    I love this! I have been thinking about the same thing lately. I always wait for the next thing to come. Countdown til Spring Break, til the summer, til my next race and everything. So I’ve been trying to just enjoy every moment. I’m not used to it, but it is nice when I do it!

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