The Things That Make Me Happiest


It’s only Tuesday. And for most of us who hate our jobs, that’s like saying, “You’ve got a thousand more years before you get to sit down and relax.”

Well, I find that if you take a moment to jot down the things that make you happiest, and then every day until the weekend you do a couple of those things, it makes your work week much more bearable. A dark tunnel isn’t so scary if you see the light at the end of it.

So here’s a list of things that make me happiest.

  1. My wife and kids: My wife’s loving words, my daughters contagious laugh, and our son (still a foster) not crying if he falls down as he’s learning to walk.
  2. Ruffles’ Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream potato chips
  3. Pixar/Disney movies – especially the ones that make me cry.
  4. Finishing a new book every week, because that means I’m actually enjoying the art of reading a lot.
  5. Boneless buffalo wings so hot your nose runs and your eyes water, making your plate a soppy mess.
  6. Pizza where the mozzarella is so discernible you’d think you were eating a block of warm, melted cheese.
  7. Ice cream that’s so creamy you’d swear the cow stirred the milk herself.
  8. Random trips to Starbucks with the family and getting a big honkin’ frappuccino with whipped cream.
  9. Good ideas for new books to write. Because those are mine alone and I get excited about the prospect of writing a new book.
  10. When my dogs go potty on the grass right away.
  11. Those limited edition Oreo’s they have out now (especially cotton candy flavored).
  12. Reading your comments below my blog posts.
  13. My new website (andrewtoybooks) which is still in development.

Share some of the things that make you happiest below and have a great rest of the week!

Published by Andrew Toy

Writer when I'm not being a husband or dad. So mostly just a husband and dad.

13 thoughts on “The Things That Make Me Happiest

  1. Cool idea !! Will try it out 🙂 ……the job load gets the better of me every week and by the end of Friday I am exhausted !


  2. You must check out #‎itssimplytuesday @emilypfreeman on instagram. You are not the only one moving past survival Tuesday to embracing Tuesday. Have a great day!


  3. Reblogged this on FemmeFuel and commented:
    It’s Tuesday and instead of sharing my own #‎itssimplytuesday with you . . . I am reblogging an awesome list of what makes adoptingjames the happiest. I am going to get right on my own list! Happy Tuesday!


  4. You have a quirky imagination that is funny . Your love for life and experiences shows, I think you could write an excellent travel book that included the usual but also the experience of being and discovering in new locations


  5. I am catching up on my reading tonight and one of them is your blogs. I have missed them.
    favorite stuff right now? unexpected cool nights (I live in Mississippi) and low humidity, Herman, my resident dragonfly,who is not afraid of me. new tires. a needle and thread and piece of fabric. chilled, freshly boiled shrimp with some stuffed eggs on the side. the smell outdoors after a summer rain and the color of foliage after a thunderstorm.


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