"Let us be grateful to those who make us happy; for they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel Proust
"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." Colette
This week, the spirited, adorable, Morgane from the blog, One+One=4: A French Way of Life (just look at her picture), gave me a "Happiness" Award. How amazing is that? The idea behind it is that certain blogs bring us joy. I couldn't agree more.
I am soooo flattered that she would include me in her eminent list. Now it's my turn.
As with all of these honors, they come with a small obligation. Perfectly normal.
Here is what I must do:
- Link back to the lovely Morgane who lives in Brittany btw.
- Tell you 10 things that make me happy.
- Choose -- this is always the hardest part -- 10 blogs that make me happy.
- Finally, all of us are supposed to do at least one of the things that makes us happy TODAY (I would suggest every day and maybe more than one.)
My T0p 10:
2.) My darling, darling Andrea.
3.) My dogs, now there is a lesson in pure love.
4.) France, Paris, and all the things I've learned from living here -- all the ways I've grown and changed and readjusted my views on life and love.
5.) My new son-in-law (absolutely hilarious and he seems to like me).
6.) Mostly life in general. I've been blessed in so many ways, I cannot even begin to enumerate.
7.) Accomplishing something I set out to do (without wasting too much time OR procrastinating).
8.) My handful (perhaps two hands-full) of precious friends. I swear this is not a cliche. I cannot imagine my life without them.
9.) Swimming and aqua gym classes -- for some reason I become enclosed in a bubble of pure bliss.
10.) Knowing just until this moment at least, I have no regrets.
And now 10 blogs that make me happy, smile or just plain laugh out loud.
"Those who bring happiness into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." James M. Barrie
1.) Mon Avis, Mes Amis (I'm sorry Els, but I can't help it. You make me happy.)
2.) Rispa Frances
5.) Being Ruby
7.) Man of the 50s (Ditto, James, but you do spread the joy.)
9.) A Paris Dansant