Friday, 11 April 2014

The little things …

By Cathryn Fox

I’m sure everyone will agree with me when I say it’s been a horribly long winter! With storm after storm, and dark and dreary weather, sometimes it’s hard to stay positive and happy.

The other day the temperature finally came above freezing.  I think it actually reached seven degrees Celsius—with sunshine.  SUNSHINE! It was like a healing balm to my soul.  I stood on the deck and as I worked on curing my vitamin D deficiency, I started thinking about how happy a little sunshine made me feel. Then I started thinking about how little it took to put a smile on my face.

Here are just a few things that make me feel happy and positive:

  • Sitting on the deck in the summer with my IPad loaded with good books—or even bad one—just as long as I have books!  
  • An evening by the bonfire with family and friends, sharing a glass of wine.  
  • Dinner and laughter with the girls after a long week alone in my office.  
  • A walk along the waterfront.  
  • Double dating with my good friends, except when bowling is involved…still recovering.
  • An evening in with my hubby watching a good movie.
  • A rich, chocolate brownie.
  • Coming downstairs in the morning to find hubby making the coffee.
  • When the kids call, excited about something in their lives. 
  • When I have a tear in my eye after writing The End on my current work in progress.
  • Getting to hang out with my niece and her seven-month-old daughter.   Baby B, always brings a smile to my face!

These are only a few things off the top of my head, but now I’m wondering, what are some of the little things that make you happy? 

Cathryn Fox


  1. First of all ... how cute is your niece??? Secondly, I love your list ... especially the waterfront and the brownie ... those 2 things always make me happy!

  2. You hit a lot on my list. A brownie is especially high up!

  3. Great list, Cathryn. I also love movie evenings with hubby and long walks. And yes, the sunshine feels HEAVENLY!