some songs that make you happy
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) | a beautiful, powerful song, even more so when sung as waves lap your toes
Come Thou Fount | violin and cello as I walked down the tree-shaded aisle in a white dress
Honey Bear | listen to this song without smiling. or dancing. I dare you.
Concerning Hobbits | rolling green hills, a peaceful life, I am a hobbit

some books that make you happy
Misty of Chincoteague | childhood, Mom reading to me, wild ponies
The Lord of the Rings | hobbits, elves, wizards, dwarves, ents, friendship, adventure
The Cloister Walk | unexpectedly beautiful, meditative, journal-like, poetic
DragonSpell | a serendipitous discovery of Christian fantasy beyond C.S. Lewis
Heartland (series) | horses, comfort read, my teen years
The Jesus I Never Knew | deep thinking, giving context to the Bible, new ideas
Summer Hawk | hawks, unexpected friendship, the book I almost wrote

some movies that make you happy
The Lord of the Rings | ditto the books
Spirit | mustangs, the West, music, animation
Amazing Grace | inspiring
Up | snipe, Dug, dreams, love, adventure
Les Miserables | painful, sorrowful, beautiful
Harry Potter | multi-week movie marathons

some foods that make you happy
cake | birthdays, icing, chocolate
brownie sundae | brownies, hot fudge, ice cream... what's not to love?
sweet potato casserole | sweet potatoes, gooey marshmallows, family
cherry pie | Nan-nan, sour cherries from the backyard, summer

some words that make you happy
journey | silence | peace | I love you | perhaps | serenity | beautiful | seed | root | branch | leaf | wonder | wander

some scents that make you happy
horses | long rides, pb&j picnics in the woods, barrel racing, my best friend has a mane
lavender | long hours picking herbs among the honeybees, my wedding bouquets
forest | rough bark, crunchy leaves, winding trail, soul rediscovered beneath a tangle of branches
food | baking cookies, grilling burgers, hot cider, warm bread...

some random things that make you happy
family | animals | trees | fuzzy blankets | sharpened pencils | sunrises | green | travel | walking barefoot | stories | hope

Months ago, Opal tagged me in The Tag of Happiness, and while I don't participate in many memes, I thought this one was too beautiful to pass up. And because I am hopelessly curious, I followed the tag back to the original creator at The Curiosity Collections (a fitting name, considering what landed me there...). I love the flexibility of this tag -- it doesn't specify how many items must be listed under each heading, or how many people must be tagged, and it even allows for more categories to be added. There are no "rules," just "guidelines," allowing each blogger to add their own flair.

Take the banner and put it in your post
List as many things as you want in each category
Come up with more categories if you wish
Tag as many people as you want

I tag:
Shantelle | A Writer's Heart
Kristin | Wool and Wheel
Britt | Encouragement for Everyday Struggles
Annie | Curious Wren
...and anyone else who wants to join in!


  1. So sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your comment on my blog! Thanks so much for tagging me Serena! :)