I've been tagged by Karen, of Some Days Are Diamonds. The tag is to list 6 UNimportant things that make me happy.
This was harder than I thought it would be. First off, I consider myself a happy person in general. It might have been easier to come up with what makes me unhappy. I could come with all kinds of things that I love, but that's not the wording of the tag. And then there's the description of unimportant. Well, I can come up with all kinds of answers that seem to fall more into the important category. Here's what I came up with...
} Driving west - which is done nearly on a daily basis - and seeing the mountains. It never gets old. They are so beautiful and majestic. Looking west, I can also look towards the north and the south and see the mountain range. I feel so blessed to live where I do.
} Going out on my deck really late at night. It's dark and it's quiet. I sniff deeply through my nose and enjoy the smells. It's hard to explain, but it's intoxicating. It's a peacefulness that seeps into my bones.
} Just being outside makes me happy. If it's sunny, then it's the sun that warms my skin. It's the fresh air. It's the smells. It's the beauty that surrounds me. Included in this (I thought of making it a separate item) is eating outside which is one of my favorite summertime activities.
} Photographic opportunities. Yep, give me a good photo op and I'm a happy camper. Of course, I'm even happier if I get really good photos.
} Reading a good book. I enjoy reading but I'm really happy when I find and am reading that really good page turner.
} Watching fireworks. If I'm watching a firework display, I have a smile on my face.
I'm tagging... Christine (Chris's Coop), Karen (Over the Backyard Fence), Jamey (Three Little Tigers), Just Mom (Just Mom's Musings), Leigh Ann (Living to Learn & Learning to Live), and Sarah (Short Stop).... and anyone else who would like to play along.