50 Happy Things for 2015: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude
Few days ago Dawn Landau of Tales From the Motherland invited me to participate in an interesting event. Trying to spread positive thoughts across the blogosphere, I agreed to make the list of 50 things that made me happy in 2015. The trick was to write them down in 10 minutes or less. I thought it tricky, but in truth I managed to come up with 50 happy things in 9 minutes, which in return made me happy again. The event is going live on Monday 21 and if you want to help spread happy thoughts, you will find all the necessary details at the bottom of this post.
And now….here are my 50 happy things!!!
Berta Equanimity My dearest Stefan
Writing poetry Autumn Love My best friend Irena Morning walks with Berta Traveling to Italy Walking over Charles Bridge in Prague
Decorating my home for Christmas Drinking tea with my high school friend Danijela High school reunion (first time in 23 years) Watching movies with my best friend Being amazed by my uncle’s trip to US (he is 61 and doesn’t speak English, but he visited Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, flew over Grand Canyon) Joining Instagram (I am posting photos every single day!) Taking photos with my camera, phone, friends camera, anything I can get my hands on Two published articles!!! Dynamic Range, where my series The History of Women Photographers is being featured
My blog (one of the best things I did in my life) Friday Fictioneers Spreading my writer’s wings My new notebook Berta (again and again) My hometown Running wild Chasing rainbows (even in my forties) Knowing when to stop
Dreaming big Living large Planning my trip to New York Knowing I will go to New York with my best friend ❤ Singing Dancing Visiting my family Sharing things Keeping special people close to my heart Losing myself in the best way Finding myself over and over again
Visiting Prague again after six years Loosing weight (and not gaining it back) Improving on my photography skills Learning few Italian words Walking around Milan (with the camera in my hands)
Cuddling with my Berta Vilma, a new member of my extended family Looking at the mirror Packing my bags Happy memories Still having a love affair with myself
If you’d like to join in, here’s how it works: set a timer for 10 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list. The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2015, or 50 thing that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; write what comes to mind in the time allotted. When the timer’s done, stop writing. If you haven’t written 50 things, that’s ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can’t feel too happy or too grateful! When I finished my list, I took a few extra minutes to add links and photos.
To join the bloggers who have come together for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the blue frog at the bottom of this post. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. 4) Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List.
Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise.