Monday, March 11, 2013


I was thinking today about happiness.  What makes me truly happy.  Family is obvious but there are some simple things that just bring me joy and peace.

Spending time in an old bookstore surrounded by stacks of books I hope to read.

Hearing a child laugh with such abandonment that you cannot help but laugh too.

All animals being cared for and loved.  Every creature great and small deserves that.

A piece or two, of really good vanilla cake.

Having a cup of latte or cappuccino without thinking I shouldn't because I could buy a whole bag of coffee for that price.

Discovering a tree covered country road on a sunny afternoon.

 Sitting in the movies by myself on a rainy day.  Just me and my popcorn.

Ravens!  I love the elegance and strength they have.


Doing nothing on a summers day.

Solitude.  Sometimes it has to be just about me and my thoughts.

But the thing that makes me happiest, is any time I spend playing with my beautiful grandaughter, that is my true bliss.


  1. Hi Sue, you just made me happy with that post of such great pictures.....we share a lot of good things that make us happy......Enjoy your Granddaughter, Blessings Francine.

  2. Oh Clapping wildly with glee ... loved this post and the pics ~fabulous !!!

  3. I would love to sit in that room looking out over the sea.
    It is interesting how it is often the simplest things that bring us the most happiness.