Wise Words Wednesday

What makes you happy?  Have you ever made out a list of what makes you happy?  When I think about the things that make me the happiest, I automatically thing of Jaycee, Polka Dots, Pedicures, Organization, Pink, Anchors, Toddlers and Tiaras, Pointed Toe Shoes, Mango Smoothies, Peonies, and the list goes on.  I personally find it so important to have such a list to refer to when disappointments come my way.  When feeling let down by a certain situation, I always find comfort in Jaycee (I call this furry therapy).  
I can remember my dance recitals as a kid.  They were the highlight of the year for me.  What I loved even more than the actual dance recital was the dress rehearsals.  It was the highest peak of excitement for me in my dancing days.  The thrill of being on stage would come and go so quickly, and I’d always find myself with a feeling of disappointment after the shows.  After each recital, I would receive a bouquet of my favorite flowers.  These flowers made me so happy, and I always looked forward to receiving them after.  Yes, they were on my happy list.
Over the years, I have decided that a “Happy List” is so important to get you through disappointing times.  Whenever I think something not so pleasing will come my way, I think of the next exciting event that will occur, or I turn to my trusty happy list.
Wise words to go by: 
A happy disposition is a cheerful heart.  A cheerful heart will bring on a smile.  

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  1. That's a good way to be girly! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you're doing well and enjoying your summer. I've been crazy busy and stressed so haven't been able to post a lot of comments, but I keep up with the reading! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  2. Such wise words to live by ! I've discovered your blog via your instagram feed and I HAD to read from the beginning. You have such an amazing sense of style and great wisdom which I find very inspiring. Keep going Rachel, you are the girl every one would like to be friends with!

  3. I love this and encouraging others to do the same! I call mine the "smile list" and put it smack dab right in front of my computer when I work. Just recently found your blog and adore your style!

  4. Making a list is such a wonderful idea! I think I'll start one this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!


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