Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

I'd like to thank Megan, the hilariously funny and always charming blogstress of 1 Funky Woman for passing on the HAPPY 101 AWARD to me.  She has one of the most entertaining blogs I've come across and her wonderful sense of humor might only be rivaled by Jenny of My Favorite and My Best.  I know it's going to be a good day when I start it off by reading her blog. She makes me laugh out loud... and that my friends is why she has received this award twice!! 

And now 10 things that make me happy~

1.  GOD

(Joanny from The Dowser's Daughter left me this beautiful quote that sums it up perfectly.)
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. by Melodie Beattie

I've been blessed to be married to my best friend for 27 years and together we've raised our wonderful son who we are getting ready to send off to college in the Fall.

Being blessed with good health makes me happy.  As my wise Grandmother always said, "health is wealth".

Blogging has opened up my world and connected me to people in ways I could have never imagined. It's an amazing platform for sharing my thoughts, ideas, experiences, and so much more! I cherish the friends I have made and the relationships that I'm cultivating. I love being a part of this global village!

Nothing makes me happier than treasure hunting.  I tried to stop a couple of times and I went into a low grade depression.

When I'm honoring my gift of creativity in whatever form that happens to be...  I'm the happiest.

I love our home and am the happiest when I am here whether it's working around the house or in the yard, watching my husband cook a fabulous meal, or taking a walk with our neighbor's dog along the water while taking in the views of San Francisco.

I'm always happy when I'm at the farmer's market, especially the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market which takes place every Saturday morning at the Port of  San Francisco. I promise I will do a post on it soon. It is the most amazing farmer's market you've ever seen!  We are so blessed to have it in our backyard. We just hop the ferry a few blocks from our house.


And now I get to pass the HAPPY 101 AWARD on to 10 fellow bloggers


ashlina {the decorista} said...

i am so thankful for you missy!!!!
thanks for thinking of me in this award rounds. I am in SUCH great company. i love my fellow award winners. :)
and congrats to you for receiving the award first.

Erica Cook said...

I love your list! Especially the quote by Melodie Beattie.
I share your sentiments about many of the points... and of course gratitude is what enables us to see what we are so lucky to possess and experience. Love to you Therese! xo

Unknown said...

Aw shucks :) that was great, congrats to you and thanks so much for passing this lovely blog award to moi! (my first!) I will have to visit 1 Funky Woman, if she is even half as hilarious as MFAMB, then I know I will love her site. The other blogs on your list, some I know well, the others I will be sure to check out. Best of all it was great getting to know more about you from your list, I can see we have a lot in common! Thanks again, totally made my day!

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations Therese. I like the quote too.

lisa golightly said...

Congratulations my dear and Thank you ! I have been a little grumpy since my printer konked out this afternoon. Reading what makes you happy and then the award on top of that certainly did the trick !!! XOXO

Happy to be Happy Again,

savvycityfarmer said...

you're so cute!!!

on a different note ... did you sell the wicker-wrapped flasks?
I cannot stop thinking about them.

Kathysue said...

Terri, I love your list and I know you well enough to know that it is all so true. You cherish what is important in life and can let go of what is not. That is a rare gift in this day and age. I am glad to call you friend, Hugs Kathysue

Tracy Watier said...

Thank you so much! That my blog makes you happy makes me very happy. And I would be REALLY happy today if my wireless connection was working properly. Aaargghh. No, I'm not a pirate! I'm frustrated!! I will thank you properly on my blog and visit the others on your list when I'm sure that I'll have more that 2.3 minutes of online time before it all goes black again! How spoiled are we that we moan about our inability to connect with people and do business in this way that as far as I can figure is done mostly by magic? It's a miracle it works in the first place and I'm complaining that it's not for a few days? Thank you for listening... ;)

MFAMB said...

thank you!!!!! awards make me feel whole.
i will get to work on it right away.

Patti's Artful Design said...

I so agree with your 10 happy things, Therese! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment!

Anonymous said...

What a great list! We agree with every one of them! Can't wait to see you soon!

Eddie + Jaithan

Splendid Willow said...

Beautiful Therese, the whole blog world is better & happier because of YOU! Thank you, dear. What a treat on a sunny day! And your own list radiates of happiness! Cyber hug, Monika

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Theresa you are so kind. First congrat's on receiving this award as you deserve it big time. Second - so you have a senior graduating this spring too! Busy times for us parents of seniors, and a wee bit sad too. Congrat's on 27 years of married bliss, that is a great accomplishment. Last but not least, I adore what your grandmother said, "Health truly is wealth". I love learning more about you as you are truly a special lady. Thanks again!

Splenderosa said...

Theresa, your blog is wonderful. Just discovered you today and I'm smiling already. Come visit me sometime, I would love to see you more. xx's Marsha

Karena said...

Therese, great thoughts to live by and some special reminders!

Art by Karena

Cashon&Co said...

I love your grandmother's quote.
This is a well-deserved award for you my friend!!! You do bring much happiness to all!!! :) xoxo

1 Funky Woman said...

You are way too sweet with your thoughts about me, thank you!
I loved your quote and your Grandmother was right, "Health is Wealth" and we should never forget it!

Trouvais said...

Great list, Therese! We'll have to figure out an (inexpensive) way to not miss our boys too much next fall! XO Trish

koralee said...

Congratulations ...and I adore your list!!! Have a wonderful day. xo

Glamorous Newlywed said...

Just found your blog - HEART it!

Patty said...

Congratulations on your happy award, you deserve it!

Noel Solomon said...

You are so wonderful!!

Thank you for passing along this sweet award. :-)

I love reading about the things that make you happy - they make me happy just reading them!

xo Noel