My Happy List #sol19


It’s the first day of the new year and I’ve been staring at a blank page for nearly an hour.  I wrote a little, scratched out a little, and wrote again.  I tried out a few ideas, but nothing felt right, at least not for today.  So, I did some digging and rediscovered an idea from a fellow slicer, Leigh Ann Eck.  Leigh Ann wrote a post about her happy list and I realized that this was a perfect prompt for the first day of this new year.  You can click here to read Leigh Ann’s post.

My Happy List

  • Spending time with my family
  • New books to read
  • A slice of my Mom’s coconut cake
  • Family photos, especially of those family members no longer with us
  • InkJoy gel pens
  • A fully charged Kindle loaded with books
  • Not having to set an alarm during break
  • A cup of hot tea
  • Watching UVa’s sports teams
  • Listening to my students’ stories
  • Hallmark Christmas movies and a bowl of popcorn
  • Cortisone shots that are helping conquer the pain in my knees
  • Getting that email from the library that a book on hold is now available

What’s on your happy list as we begin this new year?






2 thoughts on “My Happy List #sol19

  1. theapplesinmyorchard

    Some of the same things you have on your happy list would also be on mine! A cup of hot tea, a warm bed, a great novel that I cannot seem to put down, time to clean out and put away, all my boys at home, a smile, a hug, a message from one of my former writer’s circle students, asking me to edit their story or better yet, just an update on their progress as a writer because they know I care! This was a great exercise for the new year! Thank you! I hope 2019 is all you want it to be!


  2. Darin Johnston

    My happy list:
    – basketball on the TV
    – a nap
    – a good book
    – Hawkeye football/basketball
    – time with my family
    – a hot cup of tea with honey
    – watching a good movie
    – a snow day
    – a blanket to snuggle in with my wife and kitty
    – keeping up with my gradingf
    – time to do all this without feeling guilty about all the other stuff that needs to be done

    Happy New Year! 🙂



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