The Key to Happiness

I am glad to be here; to have a go at it. I am thankful for my body. For eyes that see blue skies and my daughter’s beautiful face. For ears that hear birdsong, soulful breathtaking music and the simple but profound words; ” I love you.” For hands that write poems and plant seeds and make cheesecake. For a brain to take it all in.


I am thankful for friends and family…for LOVE ♥

For peace and understanding, patience and tolerance and for generous hearts and kind souls.

I am thankful for good people who do great things, for smiles and ice cream…for chocolate.

I am thankful for our fantastic planet. For apple trees and hummingbirds and summertime. For cats and mocha lattes with extra whipped cream. I am thankful for the scent of roses and a newly mowed lawn, for thunderstorms and fireplaces.  For kisses and sandy beaches…for oceans and sunsets.

beautiful heart_latte_art by wikipedia

I am thankful for happy thoughts and good intentions, for opportunity and hope. For dreams and the tenacity to live them out.

I am thankful to be able to share all these happy things with such wonderful people…like YOU…


I am thankful I have another day of life in which to appreciate and to know that this is


There have been times in my life I found myself waiting to be happy; waiting for this or that to happen. I’ve found that I don’t need a turkey to tell me to be grateful and everything doesn’t have to be perfect. There is so much in this incredible world to be thankful for…and I am thankful for that.

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What are You thankful for?  Let me know?



“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” 

― Maya Angelou


Thank You by Led Zeppelin (YouTube)

Thank You by Dido (YouTube)

Author: Strawberryindigo

A starry-eyed dreamer and adventurer of the imagination. I am a feisty Aspie exploding with colorfully creative energies.

37 thoughts on “The Key to Happiness”

  1. I’m thankful to God and the sacrifice he made for the world.
    I’m thankful for my family and for our relationship. Actually, there probably isn’t enough space or time for me to say all I’m thankful for. 🙂


    1. Oh Niaaeryn, I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. There’s great love there, dark and forbidden, a dangerous kind of love. A love where I cannot go on without it…. 😉 in fact I need another cup… would you like one? 🙂


  2. What a beautiful post! We have so much to be thankful for. Not just for the material things, but thankful for the opportunity to see another day. And thankful for the opportunity to express just how thankful we are to those around us.


  3. You way with words is such a gift 🙂 I am Thankful for finding so many new blogs to renew my faith in ‘people’, their ability to share, care, give of themselves like you do. I am thankful my family is near, my roof is solid. I am thankful for old memories to hold close and new memories to keep near. I am hopeful this trend of Thankfulness will stay with us all year and many more 🙂


  4. Gratitude is a massive part of my daily practice. We don’t have Thanksgiving in my country but I think we would benefit from having some sort of day where we could come together and be grateful! Ryan x


  5. Although we don’t have thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about all the things I’m grateful for too… so many things! And like you say, even if it’s not perfect happiness it’s plenty. Thankful for you too Nancy! 😀



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