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The Happiness Tag

So here goes – thanks to Wendy Brilliance Within for nominating me to complete this ‘happiness tag’ the rules are easy. Write about 5 things that make me happy, 5 songs that make me happy and nominate 5 ‘happy’ bloggers to complete the tag too if they are willing to share a bit of happiness..

5 Things that make me happy:

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No1: Is my husband. We have been together for 30 years. All those years ago he ask me to, “come grow old with me as the best is yet to be.” I accepted and he was right. The amazing journey of our life continued to get better and better with each passing year. My kids have 4 legs and are fur babies. They give unconditional love. They never ask for money or wreck the car. They are not the best at picking up their toys but they will we are working on that.

No2: My family. I am blessed to have amazing parents who instilled into my siblings and me that we could do anything we wanted to do. Plus they supported each and every one of our endeavors. They are supporting my niece right now by traveling over 2 states to cheer her on as  she competes in gymnastics. We all support each other and when we do get together it is a grand time.  We have made the most of every bit of time we are together.  We camped for over 50 years with extended family and those memories are things we still talk about to this day. Sandra, I’m sorry about the strawberry Sunday.  How was I to know it would fly back in and go all over you.

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No3: Great friends. In 2010 we moved half way across the US to Arizona. We knew no one here.  That soon changed and we have made great friends from all over. Plus we retain our friends from Oklahoma. Anytime we are together is a grand time with lots of laughter and food.  (Eating makes me happy too.)


Jenny's Bee
Jenny’s bee!

No4: Nature – We live in an amazing state that is incredibly diverse. I can be in the mountains in 2 hours or at the sea in 5. We can play golf almost every day. Many think the desert is empty but they would be wrong. Birds winter here. Year round we have hummingbirds, doves, quail, roadrunners the list goes on and on. I enjoy seeing mountains from my back yard and watching the birds. Plus our sunsets are fabulous. Then our night sky, oh my don’t get me started. But until you have watched meteor dart across the crystal clear night from your back yard in December in your PJ’s you haven’t  lived.


No5: Reading – I believe if you can read you can go anywhere.  I read all the time.


5 songs that make me happy right now:

No1: Pharrell Williams “Happy”

No2: Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

No3: DNCE Cake by the Ocean – If you have not seen the Kai sing this on Ellen you should look it up.- Adorable now every time I hear this song I see this adorable little boy and smile.

No4: Justin Timberlake “Can’t stop the feeling”

No5: Megan Trainor “All about that Bass

I nominate the following because they make me happy. – I hope you don’t mind but I’d love to read your Happiness Tag’s..

ellen best

art travel eat repeat

Amie at becoming a wild family

change is possible blog

lynz real cooking

P.S.  Meeting new friends by reading your blogs is another thing that makes me happy.

So what makes you happy?

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#behappy, #smile, #tag, #organized, #clutter, #dontworry


I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

21 thoughts on “The Happiness Tag

  1. Wow – fantastic post Pamela – thanks So so much for completing it and sharing your happiness as it has been lovely to read. You see I really do need you in my life to help me be ‘more organised’ as having returned from our holiday in Spain on Sunday, I’m still trying to plough through the 1500 emails that I returned to having been out of the communication loop whilst away. I know there must be a way of controlling emails on wordpress – I just need time to find out how!! So that is my excuse for nearly missing your response to my Happiness Tag – thank goodness I got there in the end!!
    I love camping too – it is such a great way of connecting with family and friends and realising how we can all manage so well without the ‘material’ things in our lives and actually find happiness in the simplicity of life that for most of the time we over complicate.. We haven’t been camping for a few years now but I think you’ve inspired me to start again with a little weekend pop up tent!
    The Arizona sky sounds spectacular and I’m adding this to my ‘bucket list’ too!
    As for songs – yep – you can’t be the Pharell Williams ‘Happy’ song – it never fails to get me singing – particularly when I’m driving in the car and it gives fellow drivers a ‘laugh’ when they see me belting it out full blast at the traffic lights – hahah!

    Thanks again for your lovely post and I hope you enjoyed reminding yourself of all the fabulous things in your life that make you happy – I certainly enjoyed reading about them. xx

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