I saw this done on a few other bloggers' sites so I decided to give it a whirl. For each letter of the alphabet I'm going to name a simple thing in life that makes me happy.
A: Arts & Crafts -- I love to do arts and crafts. I don't do them often enough. I think I'm going to find a bunch of arts and crafts to do for each holiday starting with Halloween.
B: Beach -- I love the beach! It makes me calm. It makes me tan. It gives me peace. I love it. I could spend all day at the beach. Give me an adult to talk to, a lot of water and a nice sunny day and I'm all set.
C: Cooking -- I love to cook. I'm always thinking about the next month's menu and finding new, interesting things to make.
D: Daises -- My favorite flower. It's so simple, yet beautiful. My bouquet and all the flowers at my wedding were daisies. I would fill my house and yard with daisies if I could.
E: Exercise -- If I don't get my daily exercise I feel incomplete. I don't care where I am or who's around I always sneak it in.
F: Family -- These people hold my heart. This includes Kay, Mo, Baye, Mr. Amazing, my mom, my dad, my sister and my extended family.
G: Grocery Stores -- Would you believe that my favorite store to shop in is the grocery store? Well, believe it because it's true. I adore grocery shopping. When I go somewhere that has a specialty store like Whole Foods or a Publix Greenwise Market I always stop in.
H: Hippos -- They're my favorite animal. I think I was a hippo in my previous life
I: Independence Day -- My anniversary and fireworks. 'Nuff said!
J: Jam -- Jam, Jelly, Preserves (I know that doesn't start with J) I can eat it by the spoonful. Doesn't matter what flavor, I ADORE IT!
K: Kindle -- My parents gave me a Kindle for my birthday. I love it. Currently I'm reading Engine 2 Diet and Memoirs of a Geisha (my all-time favorite book.)
L: Learning -- I feel like such a nerd by using that as my L but I really love to learn new things.
M: Marilyn Monroe -- She's such an icon. I have seen all of her movies at least 10 times.
N: Nikki -- My best friend. Over the past 7 years this girl has gotten into trouble with me, given me a shoulder to cry on more times than I can count and has listened to me bitch about my weight. She and I text back and forth all day every day. We now live 1000 miles away from each other but we're still so close. I miss her every day tho. She's visiting in September when she moves to Texas. I'm so excited. I <3 her="her">3>
O: Outdoors -- Nature makes me happy. Being outside makes me happy. I don't care where I am, the beach, the woods, a park, as long as I'm surrounded by fresh air and nature then I'm in a happy place.
P: Popcorn -- This is the only snack I ever need. Yummy! (Here's a tip: Use the spray butter instead of melted butter. It doesn't get soggy when you add it and it's almost calorie free)
Q: Quiet Mornings -- 5 a.m. The world is quiet, it's just me and no one else. It's great.
R: Rainbows -- This one is self explanatory.
S: Stand Up Paddleboarding & Summer -- Sorry, I couldn't decide which simple thing made me happier.
T: Theater -- I love the theater. I wish I could go more often.
U: Unicorns -- I'm a girl MOST girls like unicorns
V: Vacation -- A few days away from home with nothing to worry about and 24 hours of enjoying your family without any distractions. What could be better?
W: Water -- I couldn't live somewhere that wasn't near water. I also drink about a gallon of the stuff a day. I love water!
X: Xmas -- It's a stretch but it's true. I love Christmas and Christmas time.
Y: Yelling -- It's such a stress reliever. And with 3 kids and 2 dogs, yelling is often required.
Z: Zoos -- I wish I lived closer to the Jacksonville Zoo. I love to go and watch all the animals. Plus, with all that walking it's great exercise for the family