Sunday, January 3, 2010

What Makes Me Happy

Going for a walk in the morningImage by pimousse3000 via Flickr

My friend Hevel from tagged me to share with you 10 things that make me happy. Then, I have to tag 10 people myself...
First of all, the 10 things:
1. Spending time with my family/friends. I love when all the members of our family are together and I love when we have guests for dinner. I like to decorate the house and the table and I enjoy myself immensely
2. Spending time with my daughter, Maya. Because my son was 20 years old when I had Maya, I'd forgotten about the joys of raising a child. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to be a mother again (for my 24 years old son I am just an annoying thing that interferes with his sleep).
3. Visiting my homeland, Romania. I miss the place where I was born and when I am there, I simply bash in the happines of being at home...
4. Reading a good book. I love reading and good books help me cope with reality.
4. Writing. I also love to write and because quiet times in a house with a 3 1/2 years old are a rarity, I treasure the moments and make them count.
5. Walking in the clear and fresh air of an autumn/spring morning. Because I live in a subtropical climate now and I come from a moderate one, I am not very fond of the long and hot Israeli summer...
6. Going away, being somewhere nice with my husband and daughter, without having to clean, cook, wash dishes etc...
7. Pampering myself with a massage or reflexology session.
8. Eating something tasty...
9. Giving and receiving gifts.
10. Doing "homey" things like knitting, sewing.I was rubbish at them and I am glad I am slowly improving...
and much more other things...

The second part...hmmm...I am not sure that people actually read my blog, anyway...:
1. Simcha from
2. Larissa from
3. Geanina from
4. Elisabeth from
5. Sharni from
6. Dana from
7. Zorin from
8. Marilyn from
9. Ronit from
10.J. Kaye from
That's it...
and an update on Maya. Thank God, she is feeling better!

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Simcha said...

This looks like fun, though I've been rather grouchy lately so I might be hard pressed to come up with things that make me happy. Right now, having my kids not fight for a few minutes makes me happy (or maybe just less grouchy. Is that the same thing?). And since my in-laws are coming from the US in a couple of days, and they will be staying with us for 2 weeks (2 WEEKS!!), I'm going to have to put off making this list for a while. Thanks for thinking of me though.

Ronnie said...

well, I read your blog :) I've got you on my google reader. Does this mean that I am now tagged and I'm supposed to write 10 things that make me happy?


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I do read your blog. I was touched to find my name here. I think about you often, perhaps because I have lived in two countries right next door to yours: Jordan (next to Israel) and Moldova (next to Romania). I appreciate your comments on my blog and leave comments on yours when I think I might have something to say. Have a blessed 2010!

Geanina Codita said...

Pentru Maya cea dragă pupicii geaninoşi, pentru fiul tău gânduri bune şi o revenire în forţă în România.

Te îmbrăţişez cu toată dragostea!

~ t a m m y ~ said...

Thanks a nice list! We are very blessed to have children. You will never be alone if you have kids :)..I am so grateful for mine!

...i don’t like mama’s last blog Shhhhhh!