Over the last two weeks I've received a few cupcakes. Okay, so it's really a blog award focusing on happiness, but I'm a sweetaholic so I focused on the cake and icing part of it.
Three wonderful bloggers gave me this award which means they either genuinely like my blog, OR they know about my passion for sweets. Either way, thank you very much to...
Hayley at The Writer's Hollow
Courtney aka Southern Princess
DL at Cruising Altitude
All three of these bloggers are definitely worth checking out and following if you aren't doing so already.
Now, my list of ten things that make me happy (in no particular order)...
1.) DESSERT- Duh. Isn't this why I received this award? Chocolate, brownies, ice cream, cake, pie, candies, whatever. Bring on the sugar rush.
2.) MY FAMILY- I mean it. My mom is truly my best friend. I will always be daddy's little girl. And the rest of my blood folk are wonderful too. Brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, they all get a big shout out with love.
3.) MY DOGS- I suppose technically they are included with my family. BUT they get their own mention because their tails wagging with happiness makes me happy.
4.) MY FRIENDS- Some of my friends I do consider family. Even the ones that live hundreds of miles away. They make my heart and soul happy.
5.) DISNEY WORLD- Or Disneyland. I'm not picky. I grew up all-things-Disney. You might think you understand what that means, but trust me, you have no idea. My parents were addicts, and they bred and raised two more addicts (my brother and I.) Luckily I live close and visit DW even more frequently than when I was a child.
6.) TRAVELING- Anywhere. Road trips, plane rides, cruises; just get me moving, taking in scenery, or learning or exploring a new place and I'm a happy gal.
7.) DANCING- Whether it was jumping around my room to Kid's Incorporated as a child, all the lessons I've taken over the years, or the studio in Clearwater where I learned from So You Think You Can Dance choreographers last year, I love to dance.
8.) RAVENS FOOTBALL- When they lose (like Sat night) I am not happy, but the rest of the time cheering my boys on and rocking my Ravens gear brings me a purple rain of joy.
9.) ADRENALINE RUSHES- Thrill rides at amusement parks, skydiving, swimming with wild dolphins and sea turtles in Hawaii, etc. I love that jolt of excitement that reminds me how amazing life can be.
10.) WRITING AND READING- To me, they go hand in hand. At one point in my life I wrote more than I read. Then I reversed it. Now, I know doing both every day gives me the best of one multifaceted world. The world of storytelling. A timeless, fantastic, limitless world that I am grateful and HAPPY to be tiny part of.
I'm going to borrow DL's idea and only pass this award onto one person. He mentioned when you start sending it to a bunch of people it tends to feel like chain mail and I agree. So, in a tag team effort to break the pass-along-to-ten-people rule, I choose, as my one and only recipient...
Melissa at Sugar Coat It
Her blog title alone makes her worth of this award. But, she is also from Australia. (For those of you who don't know, I'm a bit obsessed with Australians and British folk. I'd love to live in both places at some point in my life. If for no other reason than to listen to their wonderful accents all day every day.)
Melissa is also funny, refreshing, and really humble because she's shocked and genuinely grateful when she sees a new follower. She'd make a great character in one of my novels.
So, go check out Melissa. Then watch how cute she gets when she sees all the unexpected attention. :)
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