Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things That Make Me Happy

Pennylu was a woman I met in St. Louis, MO while serving a mission for my church. She was awesome. She had Christmas in her basement all year round and Pepperidge Farm cookies everytime we went to see her.

She burst with life. She was the only 50ish-year old I knew who could outlast the energy of a toddler. She had a player piano and maracas. She had padded "butt-pants" for roller-blading. She had a poster on her bathroom wall entitled "Things That Make Me Happy"

I don't remember anything on that poster, but it inspired my companion and I to make one of our own. Through the years I have had several lists of things that make me happy. I can look at them and feel my spirits lift. It is time I make one again. This time I will share it with you.

There's a new page on this here blog if any of you care to look. It's my list. Some will make complete sense and some will leave you wondering. Rest assured though, all of them lift my spirits.


  1. YAY! I may have to do that too :)

    I want butt-pants...

  2. At one point a few years ago, I made a happy list and put in on the wall above my nightstand. Or desk. I don't remember. The goal being I had to write down one thing a day. At the end of the year, it was full and funny to look at everything that gave me bliss.