Things That Make Me Smile

I’m generally a happy person. I laugh a lot. I’ve found the secret to being happy is appreciating the small things. These are just some of the things that make me smile.

Spending time with my granddaughter.  Since she was young, she would take a bubble bath in my Jacuzzi tub.  We still love doing it.









Food.  Food that is good, but maybe not so good for you.  Chocolate, ice cream, and fried chicken.  (Hey, I’m from Alabama, I have to love fried chicken) Recently, hubby and I went out and were served fried chicken that looked like a heart.



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imagesGood wine.  And if you have book to read and sip a glass of wine.  Wow!





Speaking of a good book.  Okay, I told you ice cream makes me smile, but I have to tell you, books are better than ice cream.  There is nothing like losing yourself in a good book.  It takes you away from your own problems, from your own stresses, and sweeps you into a story.  Reading is a vacation for the mind. And you can’t go wrong with Lori Wilde’s Million Dollar Cowboy or Susan Muller’s Winter Song.








15037My dog, Lady. Everyone who knows me, knows I honestly believe that our pets teach us to be better humans.  Lady not only forces me to go for a walk every day, but she insists on play time and on petting time.  Whenever I’m laughing and having a good time, lady will grab a toy and bring it to me.



So…  What makes you smile?  One person who leaves a post will win a bag of Christie Craig swag, promotional items, i.e. bookmarks, pens, stress balls and such. (Sorry, but this giveaway is for US residents only. And if you’re reading this on Goodreads, you need to leave your comment on my actual blog.)

5 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Smile

  1. Hi Christie! Love the pics of your grands and Lady.

    I have a list as long as my arm, but here are a few:
    My furbaby, Miss Moneypenny. She’s a quiet, gentle presence in my life who doesn’t ask for much except love–and food.
    My granddaughters–I have visions of the near future of four little girls running through my house, shrieking with delight.
    Freshly ground and brewed coffee
    Cooking a filet mignon to buttery perfection
    A flock of bright green parrots landing in a nearby tree
    Seeing my friends books on the shelves of my local bookstore.
    So many others, but these sprang to mind immediately.

  2. Aww, I love all your pictures. I have a long list of things that make me happy. My Kindle is on top of that list hahaha. My hubby, well I guess he has to have the top rank. 🙂 Then my kitty furbabies are next. Art supplies are a must! I could go on and on. A thunderstorm is beginning in the distance here, another one of my favorite things. As long as it doesn’t become to severe.

  3. Many things make me smile also; my dog, Sophie, makes me smile all the time. My mom is one of my best friends and she is always making me laugh and smile. My best friend’s children, reading a good book with plenty of humor, and listening to good music. And my happy place is the beach, and getting there by cruise ship!

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