Thanks for stopping by and indulging me in this kinda random, but not really, post! So today is my birthday and I thought in the spirit of reflecting on my life that I’d share with you some of the things that make my life yummy and delicious:-). These ingredients bring me joy, smiles, fun, and just make me feel damn good! Some are silly, some are serious, some might be obscure unless you really know me…just stuff that floats my boat!
I’ve said before that birthdays are a perfect time to reflect on what you want to have more of in life (see below) and what you’d like to have less of (things you’re tolerating, people who are negatively taking up space, fears you’d like to move past, etc.). In a future post, I’ll tell you what things I’m working on having less of, but in the meantime, let’s focus on the “more” part! These are in no particular order, btw;-)
Ingredients That Make My Life Yummy
- Bananas foster coffee w/vanilla creamer (sugarfree of course)
- The sound of rain at night while I’m snuggled in bed
- My husband’s smile and his sense of humor
- My children’s sense of humor
- Fresh cut flowers
- The beach
- Focusing on my strengths
- My girlie girls (my dogs)
- Expressing my creativity
- Dark chocolate (well, pretty much any chocolate!)
- The collaboration process with awesome people
- A great time with friends
- Special friendships that are priceless
- Playing volleyball
- A long summer day on the boat
- Being in the middle of the creative process
- The smell of fall leaves
- A crisp October day
- Watching football
- My favorite perfume
- Post Its (you know who you are!)
- A hot pair of shoes
- Totally laughing my ass off
- A good wine (white preferably)
- A short line at the checkout
- French Fries
- A great book to read
- A good hair day
- Christmas Eve
- The Eve before any vacation
- Throwing a kickass party
- Seeing the “lightbulb” go off for someone
- A great workout
This list is NO means inclusive (I’ve got tons more!). Much like a gratitude journal, a yummy life list is unique to you and should be reflective of what you love and enjoy. Not only am I grateful for the ingredients, but I definitely want to have MORE of the things on the list.
Create your own list and add to it often! Let’s have some fun~please share some of your yummy ingredients…I can’t wait to read them!
Tammy Burke says
I have so many Danielle, but a few are:
A funny movie with a good friend
riding in an airplane
the smell of my son’s hair (he’s 7)
wearing my hubby’s shirts
my dad’s smile
doing something nice
chocolate (of course!)
my husband’s arms around me
the beauty of an autumn day
the feel of the ocean water and wet sand
reading a good book
meeting people that inspire me — like you!
Have a wonderful birthday sweetie and thanks for the chance to reflect on the yummy life I have!
Gina Parris says
I love everything you wrote down. I also love an ordinary weeknight when everybody happens to be home around the dinner table and we laugh really hard. The teenagers especially keep me in stitches!
Oh those are all good,but I prefer merlot 😉
That pair of jeans that fit just right.
The warmth of the sun on a breezy summer day.
A hug from one of my kiddos for “no reason”
Finding unexpected cash in a coat pocket, or the dryer 🙂
A great hair day!
One of my kitties curled up on my lap purring.
Making dinner with help from the whole family.
Faith and gratitude.
Notice how there is no snow listed? lol!