#30DayWritingChallenge (Day 1): List 10 things that make you content

Today’s challenge question was “List 10 things that make you really happy” but since I don’t think that I’ve ever truly been “happy”, I’m switching it out to “List 10 things that make you feel content”.Ā 

There is a big difference between “happy” and “content”.

  • The beach. Under a palm tree. On a week day. With a good book;
  • A piping hot bowl of pho on a cold winter day, preferably during a snow storm;

  • Decluttering and re-organizing areas of my home which also helps to clam my nerves and distracts me from thinking too much;
  • Puttering around my garden on a sunny day, doing a lot of this, that and the other;
  • Visualizing a scene for a story and drafting it until it feels just right;

  • Hitting the snooze button as many times as I want on a Sunday morning;
  • Getting lost in the pages of a novel so good that I slow my read so that I prolong the pleasure;
  • Sipping on the perfect cup of coffee with just the right ratio of sugar and heavy cream;

  • Playing old school jams and dancing around the house with no shame; and

  • Waking up to this view every morning, at least once but preferably twice a year.

Have you gotten to know me a little better? šŸ™‚

What are some of the things that make you happy or content? Share with me in the comment box.

See you tomorrow!Ā 

Bisous,

M xoxo

16 Comments

  1. High 5s on the Pho! I’ll take it any day of the year regardless of temps! LOL!

    I share several other items on list, but not gardening. I’m the serial plant killer. But, I do enjoy creating new dishes in the kitchen using fresh veggies and great cuts of meat and fish. I’m also sewing again and finding joy (and focus) in designing new patterns.

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    1. Ahhh…I remember the days of whipping up new creations in the kitchen thinking I could recreate sonething by Jacques Pepin or the Galloping Gourmet. šŸ˜‚ Loved it! Next time I’m in the vicinity, save me a seat at the table.

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  2. Oh, whoa, wait – party at Felicia’s? Count me in, ladies! If I don’t have to cook, I’m all for it. I can bring the extra bag or three of sugar since I take my coffee the same way, LOL. šŸ˜€

    I would love to wake up to that view at least once in my life, so beautiful! I miss gardening and have discovered that house plants are not in any way the same beasties. It’s tragic to me when they die like my whole life has been a lie because I do so well with outdoor plants. Great list, I’d have to agree with most of it (especially jamming out to old hits!) ā¤

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    1. K, I wanted some today! My favorite place is not open but even if it was, I’d have to do take-out and call me weird, but it’s not the same “experience”. šŸ„£šŸœ

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