10 Things That Make Me Happy

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Hello, everyone!

I’m doing a tag today, and a very happy one at that. Maya created this excellent tag in which you just write a post featuring ten things that make you happy! A few people have tagged me for it (thanks Clara, Kenechi, Weez, and Ainsley!) and I’m finally getting around to doing it!


  1. List 10 things that make you happy. (Linking to them, sharing pictures, writing poems about them, telling jokes, etc. are all encouraged but not required.)
  2. Tag 10 people who make you happy (and notify them of their tag).

Simple enough, huh? And today I’ll just go with some fun Unsplash photos instead of my own photos.

yellow Volkswagen T2 van on concrete road

1. Anything Yellow

Bet you couldn’t have guessed that! Yellow can kind of be summed up by the word happy, in my opinion. It’s so wonderfully bright and cheery! I don’t like the mustard-y shades of yellow quite as much as the brighter shades, but any color of yellow is still great. I’m slowly filling my closet with more yellow clothes and my desk with more yellow decorations. Anything yellow is sure to make me happy!

black pen beside envelop and knit scarf

2. Snail Mail

Bet you didn’t know that either, heh! I LOVE writing letters and receiving letters and decorating envelopes and making friends through mail! I’ve raved about pen palling enough in several other posts, but this one pretty much sums up why I think it’s so great.

band playing instruments on stage

3. Switchfoot

Switchfoot’s music is so amazing, and it always makes me happy to hear their songs! I’ve yet to see one of their concerts but I’m hoping sometime they’ll remember my state and tour here! My favorite song by them is probably The Strength To Let Go.

person's leg resting on vehicle window

4. Going Barefoot

What? The Barefoot Gal likes going barefoot? Yep, going barefoot makes me quite happy. I like being able to not only see the freshly tilled dirt (which I probably shouldn’t be walking in), but feel it too. Same goes for crispy grass, leaf-covered paths, and sometimes even gravels are fun to walk on! It’s just another layer of noticing I guess! πŸ™‚Β Also I think it’s supposed to be good for balance and posture and all that. Not to mention it’s way simpler when you don’t have to mess with socks and shoes.

brown donkey

5. Donkeys

DONKEYS ARE WONDERFUL! They have such lovely, long ears and are so fuzzy in the winter! Also their brays crack me up. And of course my donkey, Eeyore, is the wonderful-est of them all, despite being rather stubborn at times. But hey, I guess sheΒ isΒ a donkey after all.

red, pink, and yellow flowering plants

6. Wildflowers

A lot of people point to stars as part of God’s amazing creation, and yes, they’re unfathomably amazing. But wildflowers! There are SO many kinds right in front of us! I’ve been learning different kinds in the past year or so, but I’m never going to know all their names, even just the ones on our farm! I’ll be thinking that there aren’t a lot left to identify, and then I go down a different path and find five more kinds all at once. All the variations in colors and sizes and shapes – it’s amazing. They’re so vibrant and real! Roses and other such domesticated flowers are amazing, but I generally prefer wildflowers. *happy sigh*

round brown fruits

7. Peaches

Peaches are just all-around good. So is peach soda! That is all.

aerial photography of baseball stadium

8. Baseball

Baseball is the one sport that I really like. And, as a lot of you probably have heard me say, THE NATS WON THE WORLD SERIES! For the first time ever!! The Washington Nationals are my favorite team and my brothers and I very much enjoyed watching this past World Series. It was quite the couple of games!

brown wooden barn
unsplash has no good barn dance photos, sadly

9. Barn Dancing

Barn dancing is SO fun! πŸ™‚ I hadn’t done any at all until a little more than a year ago, and I’m so glad our friends introduced it to us because it’s now one of my favorite things to do! And definitely my preferred way of exercise. πŸ™‚ Swing dancing is also so much fun, and we learned that about a year ago.

chopped chocolate

10. Chocolate

I am so very happy that chocolate exists! If it counts as a food then it’s definitely my favorite food. I can’t see how anyone would not like it! Whether it’s chocolate ice cream, nutella, hot cocoa, chocolate cake, or just a Hershey bar, I love chocolate.

And there you have it – ten little things that make me happy. And this tag is the eleventh thing that makes me happy. It’s such a fun idea for a tag! Because who doesn’t want to hear about happy things? πŸ™‚

So now for ten bloggers that make me happy.


  1. Clara
  2. Sam
  3. Laura
  4. Charis
  5. Sarah
  6. K.A.
  7. Aria
  8. Allison
  9. Kenechi

Only ten?? How cruel. 😦 Hehe. Anyway, definitely go check out those lovely blogs and leave a comment for the even lovelier bloggers to read!

I’m glad you stopped in to read this post. I hope it made you happy!

what’s one thing on that list that makes you happy?

peaches or chocolate?

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35 thoughts on “10 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. This is such a great tag! Donkeys make me happy, too. And chocolate is so good, although I can quickly get tired of straight milk chocolate. I love Ghiradelli’s 60% Dark Chocolate, which has sea salt and chopped up almonds inside. Yummy… πŸ˜€


  2. Oh, I love that you did this tag! Honestly, your blog is the main reason I’ve started to like yellow (though I still refuse to wear it… I do not like the way I look in yellow :)) And your other answers were equally as lovely!


  3. Well, you have good taste XD
    These things are great! (Well, I don’t like baseball much, personally, but I find it more interesting than other sports).
    I love to think about these things that a lot of times I tend to over look.


  4. Thanks for tagging me! I’ve seen this going around and was really hoping to be tagged at some point. 😊
    I’d have to go with chocolate over peaches, generally speaking, but peaches are incredibly good so really I want both…


  5. this was the greatest of greatest lists (that probably doesn’t even make sense XDD). I think before I even read this I already knew what would be on the list πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ anyways, thanks so very muchly for tagging me xx


  6. *gasp* Megan did a tag! πŸ˜› This post did indeed make me quite happy. πŸ˜€ I love what you said about wildflowers – I need to come visit your farm in the summer because we don’t have near as many varieties of flowers growing here. Also, yellow is one thing on that list that definitely makes me happy, you made me first come to appreciate it and then decide it was the most wonderful color of them all. XD I don’t think I can choose between peaches and chocolate, but I think they might be quite delicious combined somehow. *nod*
    HOORAY for the happiest of happy posts! πŸ˜€


    1. I did indeed! And I’m glad I did. Ahh yes, that would be wonderful! HUZZAH! So wait, yellow is your favorite color? I can never remember what your favorite color is. XD I know, I was thinking that too! Someone should come up with some sort of peach-chocolate combo.
      HOORAY for your happy comment!

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  7. Fun tag, Megan!! Gosh, you and I have so many things in common, I can’t pick one thing on that list that makes me happy. πŸ˜€ Hmmm, peaches or chocolate? Honestly, I like both! But, I’ll probably say chocolate! I literally eat ANYTHING chocolate (except chocolate covered rasins). πŸ™‚


  8. YAY for sunshine, chocolate, Switchfoot, pen pals, and everything else wonderful on that list! XD Also, I reeeaaally want to go to one of y’all’s epic barn dances!! So next time you have one, I may have to teleport to VA!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ To answer your questions: Everything on that list makes me happy! XD And I cannot choose between peaches and chocolate!! They are both SO GOOD!! XD Awesomly happy and sunny post! πŸ˜€

    -Laura ❀ πŸ™‚


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