We were recently given the honour of The Happiness Tag. Our dear friends at The Cat on My Head blog have nominated us. We are so thankful that we make them happy, as they are very special to us, too. I am especially pleased that my writing touches you. Thank you, Kitties Blue. We love you all.
The Tag Responsibilities and my Responses:
1. List five “things” that make me happy…
a) Giving and receiving love makes me very happy. Obviously this includes love with my husband of 35 years. However, this also includes others that I am blessed to love and be loved by: friends, family, and yes, even critters of all kinds.
b) I find happiness in poetry and literature. I enjoy both reading and writing. It makes me happy to connect with a writer through their thoughts and words. It also makes me happy to have someone connect with what I feel and write.
c) Music makes me very happy. I always say that there is a soundtrack to my life. I can hear a song and be taken back to when I first heard it. I can capture what was going on in my life and relate the song to people and events. Songs are very important to me. I am very blessed that Bill is an extremely talented musician. He plays the guitar with a keen understanding of music theory, arrangements, and the guitar itself. He also can play any genre of music with deep feeling and skill.
d) I find a deep happiness in nature. There are certain places that I feel totally at peace, and many of them are in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I wrote a poem, "Brockway", that explains this. It can be found on my Poetry page.
e) All animals bring me sheer happiness, plain and simple. They are genuine in their behavior and interactions. I love to watch them, learn from them, and am very happy, even blessed, to have them in my family and life.
2.List five favourite songs that make me happy…
a) Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)~ This song makes me teary, but it makes me hopeful, too. There is happiness in hope.
b) What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)~ This song always offers perspective, reminding me of the important things in life. It is indeed the simple things that bring me real happiness.
c) Happy Together (The Turtles) ~This is the song that Bill christened “our” song. We had been friends for three years before getting serious. This song was how he felt at that point in our relationship. It was true for us…and still is.
d) "Linus and Lucy" (Vince Guaraldi)~ This song is pure happiness! Woo-Hoo! Happy dance!
e) Uncloudy Day (Willie Nelson)~ This song is near and dear to my heart. Again, it is positive and hopeful. We need that in this world.
3. List five bloggers who make me happy…(not counting The Cat on My Head, who tagged me!)…
a)Ellen of 15andmeowing .com…for the things she does for cats and people, too.
b) Trout Talkin' Tabbies…their posts always make me laugh and feel good.
c) Animal Shelter Volunteer Life…for all of their wonderful work with shelter cats
d) Four-Legged Furballs…who are so sweet and always make me smile
e)Jeanne Foguth of Purrseidon…who always offers something fun and interesting
We are nominating these five blogs for The Happiness Tag. We thank them for the happiness they share and hope they will accept the challenge of listing things and blogs that make them happy. But, we understand if they are too busy. We love them, anyway.
Thank you, again, Janet & Kitties Blue! Big Hugs!