Today is No D Day. A day set aside each year for the d*&$%#@!* online community to take time off from speaking of, blogging, tweeting or Facebooking about d*&$%#@!*. I’m all for it so thanks G for coming up with the idea! What I’m going to focus on today is the things I love 🙂
Number one, my husband. I am reminded daily (yes even when I am cleaning up after him constantly) of how blessed I am to have a husband that treats me with respect, consideration, love and affection. We will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next year and I honestly love him more now than I did then. He is the most mild mannered, patient person I think I have ever known. He always seems to try and motivate me to do things when I am lacking. (see: all the time) His heart is as big as the world and I know I can count on him for anything. We share something very special and for that I am eternally grateful.
Number two, my sister. Being an identical twin, you share a special bond with your sibling that is scientifically proven to begin in the womb. Although I see my sister nowhere near as much as I would like, we communicate frequently each day via phone calls, texts, emails, etc. We have never had a serious fight. Ever. And with us being so close, I feel as if my niece and nephew are a special part of me as well. And with a new baby on the way, I couldn’t be more excited. Probably more than she is 😉
Number three, food. I admit it. I love food. Of all different varieties. My newest crazes are Pumpkin coffee and Müller Greek yogurt. I tried Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and fell in love. The stuff is absolutely delicious! I thought Dunkin’s pumpkin coffee would taste a lot different since they’re lacking the “spice” but it’s actually just as good. And a bit better nutritiously, even if only a smidge. I tried the Müller Greek yogurt for the first time yesterday and love it. I had the caramelized almond and strawberry flavors. Both very, very yummy.
Number four, exercise. One would think that if I love exercise, I would do it all the time right? Well I unfortunately struggle with this. However when I do exercise, whether it be a run on my elliptical, some Zumba-ing, a bike ride or the few times I go to the gym, it makes me quite happy. It feels wonderful to sweat out all your frustrations. To push yourself when you feel like quitting sooner. Knowing that you are helping your body work better is a huge plus too. Now I just have to embed that in my brain somewhere so I can remember the next time I don’t feel like working out!
Number five, technology. I’m not even certain how I became so obsessed with technology. But I’ll be the first to admit that I am. If I’ve had a device for more than 6 months, that seems like a long time to me! My newest toy is the Kindle Fire HD 7”. I like that it’s lighter and smaller to carry around with me than the iPad but the screen on this one is fantastic. My next toy may very well be an upgrade to the iPhone 5 however I think I have some time to decide since it seems none of the stores in my area have them in stock!
Number six, nature. Whether it be sunsets in the Caribbean or beautiful greenery in Boston Common or the autumn color of trees in NYC, I love it all. Whatever kind of trip we take, I enjoy finding the greatest scenery for pictures. And then when I look back at them, I think wow, that view was really before my own eyes. The earth has much to offer for us to appreciate.
I could seriously go on and on about things I love. There is a lot in my life that I am happy with and sometimes I need to remind myself of this when times get tough. I hope you can take a moment and think of the things you love and make you happy too 😀
(image credit: digital-photography-school.com)