If you didn’t know, I’m currently reading the book, The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee. I’ve been challenged to take the Happiness Dare and look around for the things that make me happy.
These are some of the things that have made me happy this past week.
Lunch With My Husband
This is Austin’s and my breakfast and lunch table for most days. We specifically bought this table just for us to eat at together. In fact, it’s off limits to the kids. This is a place that makes me happy. I’m so thankful to share this space with my husband.
Great Thrift Stores
I had a chance to go to the local thrift store and take advantage of a bag sale. If you didn’t know, most of what I wear comes from the thrift store or it is given to me. The same things goes for our kids and to a lesser extent for Austin.
It makes me very happy that I am able to afford to clothe my family, reduce waste, and help local causes that are dear to my heart. One thrift store that I shop at benefits the schools here and the other benefits a food pantry that is right down the street from my house.
Pretty Jewelry From My Husband
This year, Austin has given me some very pretty jewelry. When I went to a business conference back in May he gave me this watch I’m wearing. For our anniversary, he bought me an anniversary band. The necklace and earrings I’m wearing, he gave me yesterday for my up coming trip to New York for The Media and The City event.
It makes me happy that he’s studied me so much over the years that he can confidently buy me jewelry he knows I’m going to like.
I plan to continue posting for the happiness dare for the rest of this coming week. The book is available for ordering, so if you want to learn more about it, be sure to check it out on Amazon.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.