There are a wealth of things that make me happy. Some are monumental, some come and go quietly. Perhaps some of the greatest moments, though, are the moments which we often refer to as "the little moments". These are the moments in which, if only for a moment, everything feels just right. Moments in which we are overwhelmed with the sensation of peace and of believing that everything truly is going to be alright.
These are not moments that at a distant seem critically important in any way, but as Thornton Wilder stated, "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." I believe that same concept, the idea of being aware of all we have to be thankful for, is what brings forth the occurrence of these moments in which everything feels perfect. Many grateful thanks to Jane for the "happy" tag, which asks bloggers to list 6 unimportant things that make them happy, and from my view point 6 things that create "little moments".
1) A fire in the fire place on a wintry evening, especially when such an occasion also invites books, hot chocolate, board games, and warm company.
2) Swimming deep under the sea, in a cocoon of tranquil blue calm.
3) The sound of my kitty purring, and the touch of her downy-like fur against my bare skin.
4) When a song I love comes on the radio, and spins any sour mood I may have been in around to elated blissfulness.
5) Flying, whether by airplane or other method. The feeling of air rising up underneath me and rushing past me, of adrenaline pumping through my veins in reply to being airborne.
6) Dusk and dawn, the warm blanket of sunlight filtering through darkness to reach you.
Now to recent blog awards, a hearty thanks to you all for being generous and honoring my blog with such awards, you make me blush so very much, and such sweet gestures, such as these blog awards, are like treasures to me.
First award I'll do is the "You Rock" award, thanks to impeccably stylish and sweet Marta for giving me this award, and I would like to pass it on to: The Stylish Wanderer, Daisy Chain Dreams, Much Love, Kaleidoscope Dreams and The Valentine Journals.
The second recent award given to me, was the "E for Excellence" award, which was graciously given to me by the charming miss Anna and her equally endearing blog Much Love. I'd like to pass on this honor to: Rice & Peace, Spider, Spin Me A Story, City Of Petra, Sugar & Blush and A Beautiful Life.
The third and fourth recent awards I've recieved are the "Premio Dardos" and the "Kreativ Blogger"award, a dozen enthusiastic thanks to my dear Betsey and Saorise for honoring me with these awards. However I am sad to say I am nearly out of time, and have yet to ponder who to pass these awards on to yet, but for now I wanted to include my sincerce thanks for them.
What are six (or any number) of "unimportant" things that make you happy? Do you remember any "little moments" when everything felt peaceful and perfect? Other thoughts?
P.S. Just realized, I never tagged any blogging friends for the "happy" tag! No time to change it now, so in this case, I will say, anyone who would like to do the tag, by all means, please do!
Title Quote: Charlie Sheen
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