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Finding Joy in the Mundane

Finding Joy in the Mundane

The other day, someone asked me what kinds of things make me happy. I always have the urge to think about the BIG things, or the things that sound like important. But at that particular moment, I had just returned from walking my dogs. So I blurted out that watching their cute little behinds while I’m walking them makes me ridiculously happy. And that led to thinking about all of the little things every day that make me smile. These things include:

  • Seeing someone break into a smile when my husband and I drive by in our old Volkswagon Thing.
  • Falling asleep to the sound of cicadas.
  • A hot epsom salt bath.
  • My dogs sitting on my belly while I try to do my should PT.
  • The first cup of coffee in the morning.

The reality is, my life is FULL of things that make me really happy. I’ve got some bigger goals for the happy life I want to live, and they’re going to take some time. Case in point: I really want to live at the beach. Every day, Rick and I assess whether the choices we make are going to get us there. But even though we’re working toward it, that dream is a ways off. In the meantime, there is plenty of happiness around me.


What mundane things make you happy?