11-14-2006, 02:20 PM
Haha, I've been feeling like we should celebrate Jesus in His giving us all that is good. I've been noticing a very somber note (*on the boards, and elsewhere)in the air lately, and God kind of told me today "Why stop? Why stop celebrating just because the weather changed? Nothing's stopping you!"

Here are some of the things that make me happy:

1.When Saudi women unveil without fear

2.the way you feel when you aren't sick anymore

3.Understanding that darkness isn't something you wear on the outside, but it comes from inside your heart. Therefore, it doesn't matter what you wear, as long as your heart is happy!

4.penguins...because they look funny

5.favorite colours

6.It's a Wonderful Life moments

7.When you finally see yourself the way God sees you (I can't stress that enough)

8.imagination and good dreams rather than hopelessness and nightmares

9. inhaling in cold air when you have a breath mint in your mouth

10.healed ears after they've gotten ripped (yes...that's happened to me)

11.notes on your phone and creativity

13.the feeling of warmth after you come through the warm door

14.seeing things (even sad things) the way the Father does


16.the smell of inscence

17.soft things

18.freezing bubbles

19.when you stop doing things that are harmful to you

20.loving other people

dawn of light
11-14-2006, 04:24 PM
Forgiving someone who is very important to you; being forgiven.

11-15-2006, 12:56 AM
awww Rachael...this is a great thread ;D

maybe we all need to jusst sit down and try and think of some things that really just make us smile and feel good can be horrible and unfair...even David knew how much life sucked sometimes...

Psalm 42:6, "Yet I am standing here depressed and gloomy, but I will meditate upon Your kindness to this lovely land where the Jordan River flows and where Mount Hermon and Mount Mizar stand."

...but He chose not to dwell on the bad but meditate on the good :)

dawn of light
11-15-2006, 05:34 AM
I agree, this is a great thread.

Having fun with friends. Being serious and having good talks and goofing off and being silly.

11-15-2006, 10:31 AM
what I've been noticing is that once school starts up, everyone seems to be very focused on homework, and the dreariness around them. This is kind of a reminder (to myself also)that those things are not what life is all about.

11-15-2006, 12:37 PM
Seeing the joy in all the little things :)

11-15-2006, 01:47 PM
1. The smell of bread baking.

2. Bakeries in general.

3. Rain (the sound and smell).

4. Lying on the beach and listening to the waves.

5. Cats purring.

6. Writing and creating worlds of one's own.

7. Having a movie pull you into its world.

8. Being with someone and not having to talk every second.

9. Getting off a plane and knowing you're someplace else - most notably in another country.

10. Getting lost in the fog at night.

11. Feeling infinite.

11-15-2006, 06:50 PM
Putting on the headphones and not just hearing the music, but feeling it resonate through your body.

dawn of light
11-15-2006, 08:20 PM
Knowing that God will never let me down even when everyone else does.

11-16-2006, 09:07 AM
use your mind to use your soul

11-16-2006, 12:02 PM
parties for no 'purpose' at all, I call them hard times parties. I'm thinking of throwing one, it would be amazing.

My friend Kelly might come to my house for Thanksgiving, she has no family in Michigan. That makes me happy that she wants to come over :) She's awesome

dawn of light
11-16-2006, 08:00 PM
Freedom from sin and hope for the future.

People who care enough about you to keep you accountable.

11-17-2006, 12:46 PM
Things that are good......

1. being w/ friends

2. being w/ family

3. meeting new people

4. Christmas

5. music

6. soccer

7. watching bros play basketball

8. pretending like i'm smart

9. being stupid

10. going to the mall

11. getting new stuff

12. singing

13. playing guitar

14. hanging out

15. not know ing what might happen in the future and not really caring.

11-17-2006, 12:53 PM
God is love, and love really is real.

dawn of light
11-17-2006, 01:18 PM
The joy of the Lord is my strength. That is very good.

11-18-2006, 01:40 PM
old houses, they have character, and personality.

pizza brain
11-18-2006, 02:02 PM
In the words of Stellar Kart
"Life is good eternal life is better!"

11-18-2006, 02:41 PM
happy tears are very very good..:):):)

pizza brain
11-18-2006, 02:52 PM

11-18-2006, 03:55 PM
Hmmm good idea.

1. Getting a new CD and loving it.

2. Meeting a guy and talking to him until 3 in the morning. :P

3. Seeing my dd.

4. Weekends

5. When my brother and I play XBox...

6. ....beating my brother on the video games...he's funny when he gets mad.

7. Getting something good in the mail.

8. Getting a raise.

9. Or just getting a paycheck period.

10. Going shopping.

11. Rainy weather

12. Summer

13. Good movies that make ya cry. :P

14. Having someone call you just to see how you are.

15. Doing something for someone and not wanting anything in return.

16. Saving your money for something and finally having enough money to get it.

17. Sleeping really good.

18. Finishing something you set your mind to.

19. Going out to eat with my family.

20. Music.

dawn of light
11-19-2006, 06:35 PM
old houses, they have character, and personality.
Oh I agree 100%!
Beautiful architecture makes me happy.

Seeing friends that are really happy.

11-19-2006, 07:01 PM
1. music

2. guitar

3. my band

4. music

5. music

6. my band

11-20-2006, 04:28 PM
Happiness is:
When Africa gets attention.
Pedicures and manicures.
God's grace
An "A" on an Algebra test or any test really.

11-27-2006, 11:08 AM
Did no one get my FIF reference?

dawn of light
11-27-2006, 11:15 AM
Wise counsel from older and wiser people.

11-27-2006, 12:30 PM

having friends who love you no matter who you are

defending your faith

staring into the face or peer pressure and laughing

11-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Modern flush dunnys


Pizza and coke :D

A great Country to live in.

Ducati's :lick:

11-29-2006, 05:02 PM
REAL love.
I love my friend David for saying this about his girlfriend, who is my friend, Laura: "I absolutely love Laura. I thought when I first met her, I could never love her more. But I do now. I love the part of her that makes her her. Her body will grow old, as will mine, but that part of her I'll always love."

That was beauty.

When children are adopted

11-29-2006, 05:24 PM
Five Iron Frenzy.

11-30-2006, 09:54 AM
Jesus makes you lovely, believe it

11-30-2006, 08:23 PM
Five Iron Frenzy.
There ya go!

12-01-2006, 07:17 AM
1. God
2. knowing God
3. knowing God's voice
4. hearing God's voice
5. responding to God's voice
6. worshiping God
7. my church
8. my home group
9. skillet
10. awesome friends
11. being God's own child
12. having an awesome Daddy in heaven
13. LOVE

12-01-2006, 06:34 PM
real people

dawn of light
12-04-2006, 06:58 AM
lunacy fringe

12-21-2006, 12:51 PM
thrift store make me happy and hot topic and black and going to NY and my dog makes me happy and sunshine and rain and skillet and...oh jeez what's the point allot of things makes me happy!

12-21-2006, 01:12 PM

9. Getting off a plane and knowing you're someplace else - most notably in another country.

Yea, that is an awesome feeling, especially if youve been on a plane for about 7 or 8 hours and cant wait to stretch your legs :o . or after...about 26 hours of fly time and layovers, and finally getting to your destination...even better, laying down in the hotel bed (dang small european beds...) and sleeping for a verrrrrry long time. waking up then, to think "woah! im in *insert foreign, overseas country here* and no one speaks english!!!" its, overwhelming.

dawn of light
12-23-2006, 08:37 PM
Crystal. She's very sweet. She goes to my church but I haven't hung out with her alone until tonight. We just went to her place and watched a movie, but it was fun. I told her that Karl and I broke up and she said to me as she dropped me off "Call me if you need anything. I know that's not fun to go through."

It's so simple but it meant to much. That's the exact kind of thing I need to hear right now. Just to know that someone cares for me and will help me if I need it.

12-23-2006, 09:08 PM
-laughing so hard at something so stupid

-laughing so hard you're crying or your stomach hurts/cant breathe

-freaking out cause you think you have to get up soon but then you look at your clock and its only 2 am

-getiing in a hot tub after freezing your butt off

-music/film/words/people that just shoot the chills through your body

-road trips with your friends

-those totally awesome endings in movies that you never expected

-the millions of different colors

-freedom of speech

-black and white art

-old people wisdom

-the ocean

-hearing stories from your parents getting in trouble at school and then being inspired to do the same (just because it'll be a good story to tell ;])


-the morning it snows when all the streets are still clean and white

12-30-2006, 04:29 PM
1. Finding the exact song that seems to fit my mood like two puzzle pieces finding their mate.

2. Deep bubbly laughter in which you are not being polite by trying to laugh or trying to attract attention by laughing, but laughing so hard because you, individually, think that this is funny.

3. When my sister says something so amazingly funny.

4. Affirmation by others of something that you always doubted yourself in, but finally realize that you can do.

5. Letters in the mail..handwritten and so lovely.

6. Listening to someone read Anne of Green Gables.

7. The small days when you stumble on something that makes you hopeful for days when your loneliness will no longer be.