15 Things That Make Me Happy

I’ve always been a positive thinking person, so when Ritu, at But I Smile Anyway, recently tagged me in the “Happiness Challenge” it’s something in which I knew I had to participate despite my decision some time ago not to participate in tag challenges. It’s my blog, so I suppose I can break the rules from time to time.

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What do I have to do in this challenge?

Name five things that make me happy.

  1. John and Toby. Does that count as two or one? Who cares? John, my civil partner, who I met 23 years ago, always makes me happy. Toby, our Cardigan Welsh Corgi, joined us in 2011. Both spread happiness every single day.
  2. Blogging. A close second (only kidding John and Toby), was something that catapulted me from the fear of having dyslexia so I could write this blog as well as short stories.
  3. Winter. Usually my happiest time of the year. Cold frosty mornings, watching the snow fall and cosy nights in watching a movie. Oh, did I mention Christmas? Better not being as it’s June.
  4. Short stories. Mentioned at number two, I am so happy when people say to me “I never saw that coming!” after they have read one of my short stories. Watch out for news over the coming months of a short story collection from me. Read my latest short story here.
  5. Home. We are so lucky to have a wonderful home. It’s full of happiness and laughter and is the place I love to be.

Five songs that make me happy.

  1. Music – John Miles

 

2. Lady Linda – The Beach Boys

 

3. Who’s Leaving Who? – Hazel Dean

 

4. One Day Like This – Elbow

 

5. Follow Me Follow You – Genesis

Five Bloggers that make me happy.

I’m doing this differently and would like to introduce you to five Blogs I have recently discovered. Make me happy, check these blogs out and follow them. Say hello to them and tell them that Hugh sent you.

  1. Willow at Willowdot21. Poetry and photography you should not miss.
  2. Adam at Adam Dixon Fiction. Short stories you’ll love reading.
  3. Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes. Short stories, poetry and writing challenges for everyone.
  4. Jean-Paul at My Husband & I. The everyday hilarious life of a gay couple as told by one of them.
  5. Ed at Ed Lehming Photography. Photography you’ll be very pleased I introduced you to.

I’m certainly happy I started following those five blogs.

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What makes you happy? Do you have a song that makes you happy? Which blog never fails in making you feel happy?

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100 thoughts on “15 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Nice list, Hugh! Winter is a surprise though. I love the fall because of the cool temps. I don’t mind the winter if I can stay in and stay warm. LOL! Your stories make me happy because they have surprise and unexpected endings! Best wishes! 😘

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