I have followed Shelley from Calypso in the Country for a long time, and I am happy to have her guest post today for my series, What Makes Me Happy.
Hi everyone! My name is Shelley from Calypso in the Country and I am so excited to be a part of Ron's, "Things That Make Me Happy" series! I have been a fan of Ron's blog for many years and always enjoy swinging by to be inspired by his beautiful decorating style and his overall zest for life! I thought it was very fitting for him to start this series...I mean, even his sign-off, "Cheers, Y'all" gives a happy vibe!
Since so many things make me happy, it was hard to narrow it down! Here are a few things I thought would be fun to share...
Travel! I love every thing about traveling from the planning stage to the trip itself. It's so exciting when you can start that countdown to a vacation!
But we also enjoy our winter getaways just as much!
Open windows - especially in the spring!
I live in New Jersey where we get to experience a change of seasons. While I love each season for different reasons, there is absolutely nothing like a spring morning when the temperatures are just warm enough to open the windows.
I am practically beside myself if I can open the windows on a day the lawn was just cut. I am virtually counting down the days until I get to experience that again!
Which brings me to the next thing that makes me happy...
My darling golden retriever, Rosie!
I love this dog more than I could have ever imagined!
Although, things were a bit challenging in the beginning, she has grown to be such an important part of our family and our hearts are bursting with love for her!
If I am at my desk, you can bet this is what I will see under it!
My boys adore her and I am happy that they will look back on their childhood with fond memories of growing up with a dog!
Which brings me to what makes me happiest - my family!
Although, I don't share many pictures of them on my blog, my husband and two boys bring me the most joy I could possibly imagine!
I will end those thoughts with lyrics from one of my favorite Keith Urban songs...
Days go by
I can feel 'em flying
Like a hand out the window in the wind as cars go by
It's all we've been given
So you better start livin' right now
'Cause days go by
- Keith Urban from "Days Go By"
Thank you, Ron for inviting me to share "What Makes Me Happy"! I think if we all could focus more on the happier things in life, the world would be a much better place!
What Makes Calypso in the Country Happy, y'all!