Happy.

There's so much sadness in the world. So much heartbreak, so few instances of compassion. I've been hit particularly hard these past few weeks, especially working in the news. Can't escape it. I've been more intentional with my alone time; always trying to force my thought patterns to more positive than negative. I've found that lists work. When I turn my gaze to the simple, beautiful sentiments of life, it makes the rest of it not seem so bad.

1. Hearing the sound of a loved one's voice for the first time in while.

2. Remembering the first time I ever watched dolphins dance down the shoreline.

3. Moments I can be alone with only my piano and my thoughts.

4. My 22nd birthday. (Seeing Sigur Ros play an outdoor show under a stunning early-autumn night sky.)

5. Sister inside jokes.

6. Fresh flowers.

7. Eating crab fries, people-watching, and laughing until my abs hurt on the Ocean City boardwalk with my family.

8. That nervous, excited anticipation of meeting someone new for the first time.

9. New York Post headlines.

10. Manhattan under a blanket of fresh snow.

xo,
e.m.

7 comments

  1. Beautiful happy list.,I didn't know you work with/around the news, that must be difficult to hear such awful things ha penning in the world. I would have never guessed that because your blog is such a whimsical place. xox

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, people are always surprised when I talk about it :) I love it though, couldn't ever imagine myself doing anything else!

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  2. Writing a list of things that makes you happy helps you with all the negativity of this world. Your list is great! Now I want to create one and I will put it on my desk to be reminded of the things that makes me happy everyday!

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  3. What a lovely list. I have never seen a dolphin in the wilde. So rad.

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