Jun 21, 2012

BC Bloggers Meme: Things That Make Me Happy

Woman drinking coffee by Tetra Pak
Woman drinking coffee, a photo by Tetra Pak on Flickr.
Would it be right to say that a happy person is also generally a healthier person? I'd like to think that way. After all, a positive attitude contributes to overall health and well-being. Personally, I find that simply thinking about the things that make me happy is enough to bring out that smile, to lift up my spirits and feel blessed. I guess, you'll agree with that. 

So, here are the things that make me HAPPY:
  • Talking with my best friend over a nice cup of coffee
  • Spending time with my nephews, either talking or playing
  • Shopping with my mom...bonding time!
  • Curling up with a good book on a relaxing afternoon
  • Jogging or simply walking along the beach and breathing in the fresh air
  • Watching the sun rise or set
  • Relaxing for 4 hours at Ace Water Spa
  • Learning Tai ji routines with my wonderful classmates
  • Being able to console someone who's going through some difficulties
  • Organizing my otherwise cluttered space (in the office and at home)
  • Meal time chit chats with my office mates (breakfast, lunch, and merienda)
  • Indulging in Italian cuisine once in a while (easy on the carbs, dear)
  • Exercising (seriously, it makes me feel good so that makes me happy)
  • Playing the guitar while someone else does the singing (I'm not much of a singer)
  • Listening to my favorite music
  • Cracking a joke and having people dumbfounded for a few seconds (processing what I just said) before they break into a fit of laughter
  • Getting up late on a Sunday morning. 
  • Doing a random act of kindness to a stranger like assisting an old lady
  • Achieving my weight goal
  • Losing an inch in the waist circumference (more! more! lol!)
  • Writing and getting wonderful comments from fellow bloggers
These are but some of the things that make my heart all giddy and happy.  I'm afraid I'll never see the end of this list and I could go on and on and on...

This is the first time I have ever participated in a meme.  I never realized that it could be this cool and that's another reason to be happy, right?  If you'd like to join in the fun, head over to BC Bloggers and get to interact with wonderful people like Sanna.


38 comments:

  1. Rosemarie-Pinay SinglemomJune 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    nice list you got here, visiting from BC Bloggers

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  2. Nice list. I love playing guitar too. I also  love reading a book on a rainy day,I miss that! Hay,your list is so refreshing!

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  3. wow! you can play guitar. congrats on your waistline, hopefully ako rin. hehe!

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  4.  I like your list. Interesting how simple things we take for granted are our happy buttons.

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  5.  Indeed, that's true.  Listing them down made me appreciate these more.  :-)

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  6.  You can do it Michi!  :-)

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  7.  And your list as well...made me miss my pillow hehehe

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  8.  I would love to learn Tai Ji.. If only I have time... =(

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  9. I agree. Sometimes even just the thoughts of our happiness is enough. Think happy thoughts.. and fly. :)

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  10. I certainly agree with you that a positive attitude contributes to overall health and well-being. I found three things in your list that make me also happy: (1) relaxing for 4 hours at ace water spa, (2) writing and getting more comments from fellow bloggers and (3) losing an inch in the waist circumference! Even half an inch would be a milestone for me, hihihi.

    Let's follow each other? Take care :D

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  11.  Thanks Farida...followed you too..by the way, I love sunflowers too  :-)

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  12.  And I wish I could teach Tai ji  :-)

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  13. The cracking a joke is priceless, Aileen! I couldn't agree more with you. I wish this happens often with me. I'm just at home 24/7. But now that my eldest is growing up and not a baby anymore, I'll expect more jokes in the house. haha!

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  14. Wow, you have a very sophisticated but interesting life. I'd like to do some of your interests: guitar playing (I suck at any instrument), tai ji (same as tai-chi?), Italian food  tasting (I'll try to appreciate more Italian flavor cuz I thought the food is all sour and herbal), and water spa.

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  15. whew, that was a long list!
    i'm interested of tai ji, i heard it's healthful

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  16. Hmmm...loving all the things that you make you happy Sis! These are all simple things that give us pleasure each day.  There might be some great good reasons to be happy about but the simple ones are always the best!  What is Tai Ji dear? Sounds interesting?  I'm actually thinking of doing yoga (lol).

    Have a great week end Aileen! Thanks for your lovely visits to my sites! Hugs!!

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  17. Oh that's a long list. Being happy will make you healthier and stress-free

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  18.  Sis, Tai ji (or Tai chi) is an ancient Chinese form of martial arts.  I have an old article with a video of that.  Eto po if you want to check out :

    http://www.iheartgoodhealth.com/2011/12/tai-ji-internal-martial-arts.html

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  19. Priceless talaga...I think I got that knack from my dad  :-)

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  20.   Not so sophisticated naman.  I'm just your regular Jane.  Yes tai ji is
    the same as tai chi.  :-)  Pag Italian kasi first thing that comes to
    mind is pasta!  Pasta girl ako hehehe

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  21. Marielle Faye GarciaJune 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I love Italian dishes! Yum!

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  22. It will make me happy also if I lose inch by inch around my waist 

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  23. Losing inches makes me happy too. I also wanna try relaxing at Ace Water Spa.
    Lovin' your blog. Following you now! :)

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  24. Decluttering makes me happy too though, the task seems never ending. hahahaha

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  25. dami ko nababasa atana first time to join meme...and yeah its fun! +the traffic...sayang lang was not able to catch the linky...

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  26. Yup like you reaching my pre-pregnancy weight will make me very happy. :)

    -Jellybelly

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  27. MoviedramaaddictJune 24, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    i love getting up late on a sunday morning too and italian cuisine especially pasta is one of my fave. 

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  28. it really is fulfilling to help someone during his difficult times. it is such a great feeling.

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  29.  Thanks Bee!  Followed you too

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  30. i love shopping!! :D that's my me time :)

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  31. Watching the sunrise or sunset is more than happiness.
    Thanks for the comment in my blog :)

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  32.  Hi Jona!  Thanks for the like on FB  :-)  I miss watching the sunset....sunrise, I get to see everyday from my office window.  My fave is a pink sunrise...but you don't get that these days anymore...always cloudy eh.  But I thank the Lord for every sunrise, whether pink, orange, or red...because it means I am still alive  :-)

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  33.  Oh yes...there's this unexplainable happiness in doing that...

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  34. I miss waking up late on saturday and sunday...Thanks for the visiting my blog!

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  35. bonding time with friends and family are the greatest! :) i love watching the sunrise and sunset too...

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  36. Hefty list! I never thought of you as a joker :D Crack me up then! Lemme see what you got ;)
    Nevertheless, if achieving your weight goal makes you happy, I support you 100% Stay happy Aileen! ... no matter what.

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  37. Love coffee with friends too. Coffee and dessert after lunch at work is a big thing for me and my friends.

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  38. Those things also make me happy. But I still have to learn some. :)

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