Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy

After a little hiatus, I am back at the Blog Everyday in May Challenge. The following are in no particular order.

1. God's unconditional love for me.
2. My friends and family. I tend to choose my friends wisely, and when I do they really become more like family anyways.
Myself, Laura, and Maddie in London.

 Myself and Rosalyn before the color run with our friend Carrie! Yes we were covered in color before the race even started.

3. A good book. Speaking of books, my sweet friends got me "Redeeming Love" and "Jesus Calling" for graduation which I can't wait to dive into!

4. My boyfriend.

This photo was actually taken by a friend of mine at a work party shortly after we met and before we were even dating. Damn Matt is handsome.

5. Good food.

6. A great workout and just generally being healthy. I am a crazy person if I don't get my workouts in. They set me up for a great, productive day!

Me in my first triathlon just about a year ago! I look happy...

7. Wine. 

Not to brag but my dad sent me a case of Hook and Ladder, and I got 4 bottles for graduation!

8. Blogging. I love being able to openly share my joys, failures, and milestones with such a wonderful community. I am blessed to have found some amazing ladies through blogging that are so special to me.

9. Random acts of kindness. There are few things more special then getting a simple note from a loved one, or flowers sent to your door for no reason. I know a graduation gift isn't exactly random, but man did my sweet friends and family surprise me. A few gifts brought tears to my eyes, and I am not a crier. It is special when someone just gets you.

10. Bacon. If you know me you know I would be a vegetarian if it weren't for bacon and sushi. You might be thinking, well, that falls under good food. BUT NO. Bacon is its own food group, it's just THAT great. 

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  1. mmmm. bacon! Good choice! Makes me happy too!

  2. BACON. But really, stopping by to say I love your tattoos :)

  3. That bacon looks SOOOO delicious - my mouth is watering!! Cute blog and great post. :D Nice to meet ya.

    1. It has brown sugar on it, SHHHH! SO GOOD.

  4. ooooh I love this post!!! Made me smile hearing all of your joys! First things first: Jesus calling is my absolute favorite devotional, you are going to LOVE it! It always bring me so much encouragement to the beginning of my day. Love what you said also about random acts of kindness--those are the things that really bring us soo much joy! Lastly- choosing friends wisely is soo important, you couldn't be more right on that, loved that you brought that up! Happy Tuesday, friend!


  5. LOVE YOUR LIST. yes!! a good workout is the best, and bacon!! ooo bacon. i do think that number one and two are my fave :)

  6. I love this! Bacon makes me happy, too! Will you e-mail me (thethingsimlearning@gmail.com)? I've tried to e-mail you back from your sweet comments, but you're showing up as a "no-reply blogger." :(


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