7 Feb

20 things that have been making me happy recently…

20 things that have been making me happy recently…

1. designing new business cards with One Part Gypsy

2. finding southern recipes to cook…I have decided to tackle a shrimp jambalaya

3. when Brian walks in the door from work

4. reading Dooce (my favorite blog)

5. brian’s hand on my back

6. sharing a smile with a stranger

7. A picture of Natalie Wood that I bought in Paris a few years ago

8. watching movies cuddled on the couch

9. daydreaming about the road trip

10. one of my favorite humans Ali is coming in town on Friday.

11. dusk

12. spending hours writing at a coffee shop

13. lobster

14. my father’s morning call to say hi

15. lavender oil

16. old couples holding hands

17. ordering Rosetta Stone French tapes….I’m back French! I’m back!

18. receiving recipes from readers

19. freshly clean bedsheets

20. This text / picture combo gave me quite a laugh.

My brother texted me this- “Hey is there any way to get on the roof of your house?”

I texted back- “no”. (I knew this question had something to do with him filming a new video for his youtube site- he is quite the film maker and has a huge following!)

an hour later I saw this picture on his facebook page and it all made sense.


‎”I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
— Groucho Marx


I would love love love to know what makes you guys happy…!! Please share below


14 Responses to “152”

  1. bhg February 7, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    _you make me happy.

    • katemcclafferty February 7, 2012 at 8:54 am #

      Second time in history Brian ever comments on my blog and this is what I get! Well done lover…well done!!

      • emily @ ruffling feathers February 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

        if my husband commented on my blog i would die of shock!

        loving your posts, so many good images! i’m pinning away!

  2. Rebecca Koo February 7, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    my three-year-old’s laugh, my eleven-year-old’s light brown sugar eyes, my eight-year-old’s purity of spirit that shows on his face, the beach, the smell of coffee, seeing a good friend, an alive soul, hues of blue, trees (especially the redwoods in santa cruz), pictures that capture a moment and beauty all at the same time, stars…..there’s a few. love this invitation to think about such things. thank you!

    • katemcclafferty February 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      @ Rebecca. I LOVED reading your comment. The way you described your children took my breath away. Oh and I too loooovvvveee the smell of coffe. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. bob Paulson February 7, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Watching my kids at play. Why can’t we be that carefree as adults

    • katemcclafferty February 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      @ Bob . Thank you so much for sharing! That is so sweet. Your kids are so lucky to have you as their Dad.

  4. Dad February 7, 2012 at 11:48 am #


  5. alison February 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    reading your blog everyday

  6. Marti February 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    When Rob holds the door open for a stranger, and I realize what a kind young man he is. When he rails against the right wing fanatics, and I realize what a bright young man he is. When Jules calls my name. When everyone at home is asleep but me. When it’s sunny. When it rains. When I’m not in the car. When I get out of my head long enough to remember what a lucky human being I am. When I take the time to remember how rich I am in friends. xo

    • katemcclafferty February 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Marti- your comment literally made me tear. So beautiful. So very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. xo

  7. Sally February 8, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Alison stole my comment!

  8. Pamela February 9, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Love – McClafferty’s and mine. Love – McClafferty’s, Mine and Yours. Laughter – McClafferty’s, yours and mine!! Writing. Music. Thinkers who enlighten no matter what their position. Creating. Sharing in the agonizing joys of the creative process! All children! Anyone with a good sense of humor. Children’s laughter. Our family – East Coast & West! All your grandparents – intelligent, fun, full of life and near 90 and over !! The person you are. Friends. Your perspective. Your beautiful work! Franc & Lillie. Nik’s short films! Brian, the man, the artist and your love. Old Souls. Laughter and more laughter and embracing the world for all its worth . . . and on and on and on!!!


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