I’m having a bad morning.  That’s why I’m going to post lots of pretty pictures of flowers and breathe deeply.





We’ll throw in a puppy shot for good measure.


And a pretty little horsey.


And hell, I think we need a wedding shot in the mix, too.

Too bad I don’t have pictures of furry kittens, rainbows, winning lottery tickets, and newborn babies on my desktop, too.


Update:  Jess just sent me a photo of her kittens.


I feel better already.  🙂




This creation sounded better in my head.


I made French toast with one egg and one thick piece of whole wheat bread, topped it with a grilled banana, and drizzled honey Greek yogurt on top.  It was good; the ratio of yogurt to bread was just too high.


Let’s see if we can create a list of hundreds of reasons to be happy today.  Everyone comment with one thing that makes them happy!  I’ll start.


Dachshund feet.



  • Erin November 2, 2010, 10:06 am

    Coffee with real cream.

    • Katie in DC November 2, 2010, 10:36 am

      I guess I should read the comments before I post, this was number one on my list, too!

      • Erin November 2, 2010, 10:40 am

        No-coffee with cream can never be praised too much!

    • Ashley November 2, 2010, 2:09 pm

      I recently started allowing myself to drink real cream in my coffee and have to agree. It makes the biggest difference, sooo worth it.

      • ms November 2, 2010, 3:43 pm

        mm dumb question…but does real cream = half and half? or does it mean heavy whipping cream?

        • Ashley November 2, 2010, 5:11 pm

          to me real cream = half and half

  • Anne November 2, 2010, 10:07 am

    I’m happy, because my wedding dress came in.

    You should be happy, because it’s getting to be that time of year with plenty of parties with families and friends. January 1 will be here before you know it!

  • Sara November 2, 2010, 10:08 am


    • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 10:10 am

      The vampire slayer?

      • Sara November 2, 2010, 10:13 am

        The Labradoodle (my dog)

        • Nathalie November 2, 2010, 10:48 am

          this dialog just made me laught so much 🙂
          cute doggy name!

        • Sara November 2, 2010, 10:59 am

          Thanks! She came with it and we liked it, so we kept it. She’s buff white, there are OODLES of photos on my blog 🙂

        • Irina G November 2, 2010, 1:26 pm

          HAH! I thought “the vampire slayer” too! Well… you can argue that SHE makes people happy too. Ya know, by killing evil things…

        • Sara November 2, 2010, 3:35 pm

          True! 🙂 I always had Buffy in mind from the show “Family Affair” so I never think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer … whoops 🙂 I’m glad my comment made people smile!!

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 2, 2010, 10:09 am

    The cooler weather!

  • aubrey @ italktofood November 2, 2010, 10:09 am

    One thing that makes me happy:

    When complete strangers smile and say hello when walking down the street.

    Cheer up buttercup! It’s okay to be in a bad mood, it won’t last forever.

    I believe bad moods are necessary for you to appreciate good moods!

    • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete November 2, 2010, 11:13 am

      Oh good. I’m one of those freaks who waves and says hi to everyone when I’m running. I don’t always get a response back. It’s good to know someone likes it! haha

      • aubrey @ italktofood November 2, 2010, 11:23 am

        haha, that’s my favorite! I love morning runs because all the other active people are out and about too.

        Even though some people don’t respond, I think they still feel warm inside

      • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama November 2, 2010, 3:21 pm

        YUP!! I am another one who waves and smiles at other runners or walkers on the trail/road I am on. =)

      • CookTeen November 2, 2010, 4:43 pm

        I’m one of those too! Fellow runners, bikers and crossing guards are usually the witnesses of my dorky running smiles. I like to think that my smile, thank you or wave can impact someone’s day.

        • aubrey @ italktofood November 2, 2010, 5:45 pm

          it’s the small nice gestures you do in a day that impacts others. I completely agree.

          Next time someone doesn’t smile or wave back I am going to think of you guys!

  • Katie November 2, 2010, 10:10 am

    Very happy today because we caught the mouse that has kept me out of the kitchen since the sighting on Friday. Soooo happy.

    • Stefani November 2, 2010, 1:51 pm


    • Juani November 3, 2010, 3:26 am

      That would make me super happy too.I’m really,really scared of mice.

  • Becky November 2, 2010, 10:11 am

    Your blog!

    Roasted pumpkin seeds.

    Damn, that’s two things. 🙂

  • Maribeth November 2, 2010, 10:11 am

    My puppy, Mauka. <3

    • Juani November 3, 2010, 3:27 am

      Your name makes me happy.I really love the name Maribeth,or Maribella!

      • Maribeth November 3, 2010, 8:37 am

        Haha, thanks! Your name is pretty as well!!

  • Carin November 2, 2010, 10:11 am

    I’m happy because I’m off to Fiji in about an hour’s time – yippee!

    Oh and I’m happy that you’re so pro-ginger on your blog…. it’s nice to see that some people are tolerant (presumably your husband will have had some abuse too, growing up in England as a ginga like me?!)

    Here’s another thing that makes me happy – my little girl (who’s three), telling me “Mummy, I love you enormous, enormous, enormous!” I think she’s referring to loving me lots, rather than saying that I’m enormous…. at least I hope so! Mind you, she did congratulate me after the half-marathon by saying “Well done Mummy – but why did you come last?”! (For the record, I didn’t…..)

    Have a happy day honey!

    • Hope November 2, 2010, 5:30 pm

      lol your comment made me laugh – I love the things that kids say!
      Have fun in Fiji, we went for our honeymoon and it was fabulous!! BULA!

  • Cyndi Eggers November 2, 2010, 10:12 am

    Post marathon blues? Lack of sunlight? Don;t let it get to you whatever it is. Do what makes you feel good today, even if it’s nothing. Hope you’re feeling better soon.
    When I’m down, a good sweaty workout does the trick – the natural endorphin rush does me good. Heading out after some work for my share.

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 2, 2010, 10:13 am

    Christmas decorations 🙂

    • Emily November 2, 2010, 11:27 am

      I LOVE Christmas! This makes me SOOOO happy!

  • Orla November 2, 2010, 10:13 am

    When my cousin Gracie tells me ” I like your hair. I like your shoes. I like your clothes. I like you”
    Without fail everytime I walk into her house. Love that.
    Hope your day improves. 🙂

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 2, 2010, 10:14 am

    Great idea and your pics are beautiful! I’m happy because it’s almost T-giving!

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 2, 2010, 10:14 am

    Great idea and your pics are beautiful! I’m happy because it’s almost T-giving!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    I’m so sorry you’re having a bad morning.

    A Reason to be Happy: bad days don’t last forever

    Another Reason: The first sip from a hot and tasty drink from Starbucks — the first taste is always the best.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    Dogs in costumes 🙂 And babies in costumes. Really, just anyone in costume.

    Hope your day gets better!

  • Courtney November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    My three year old son and his refusal to wear pants. It can be exasperating, but he’s got a cute tooshie!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    Starbucks red cups!

  • Errign November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    I have TWO.

    Tie Dye.
    Crunchy leaves.

  • Jessica M November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    Christmas is near!

  • Tami November 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    i am making dinner…my husband will be THRILLED!! Bobbi’s turkey meatballs and Oh She Glows Pumpkin garlic knots…the blogs I read make me

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) November 2, 2010, 10:16 am

    To be starting a new job! (mostly to not be unemployed anymore!)

    • Allison November 2, 2010, 12:02 pm

      Not being unemployed anymore would make me VERY happy….Congratulations Lindsay 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 2, 2010, 10:16 am

    I’m happy because Glee is tonight!! 🙂

  • lisasfoods November 2, 2010, 10:16 am

    Sitting on the couch, under a warm blanket, with a cup of (organic, fair trade) hot cocoa in one hand, and my latest book in another.

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) November 2, 2010, 10:16 am

    Why are you not happy? You look gorgeous in your wedding photo- that’s a happy thought!

    I’m happy today because I’ve decided on the direction I want to take my company in, I have hot soup in a cold house, the democrats will hopefully lose their majority and the sun is shining! 🙂

    • Melissa November 2, 2010, 11:03 am

      love the democrat comment

      • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 11:04 am

        This is not a reason for ME to be happy 😉

        • Hannah November 2, 2010, 11:11 am

          Here, here, Caitlin!

    • Whitney November 2, 2010, 5:56 pm

      I think we can all agree that the end of obnoxious campaign ads from both parties is a reason to be happy! 🙂

  • erin November 2, 2010, 10:17 am

    crisp autumn air 🙂

  • Amanda Davis November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    This video always makes me feel happy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFYtvfBdBpY and since you said you wanted pictures of kitty’s it seemed appropriate.

    My wonderful fiancee also makes me happy!

  • Rachel November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    Velvet puppy ears

  • Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    My fluffy cat nuzzling his little nose on my belly this morning.

  • Nadine November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    My dogs dressed in Halloween costumes: a blowfish and a turtle. I don’t really believe in dressing dogs, but something got into me this year…. BTW, they loved the costumes; I think the costumes keep them warm like a little jacket.

    Stretching out in savasana after a tough yoga class.

    Running pain-free, finally after 5 long months.

    Laughing with my husband, and realizig after 7 years of marriage, we still got “it.”

    Feel better, chicky!

  • Leah @ L4L November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    Sleeping in!

  • tina November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    yay! these sorts of days- and finding the positive is EXACTLY why i started my blog!!! my thing that makes me happy today is the black bean sweet potato burgers i made last night! i posted the recipe today 🙂 and can’t wait to have it for dinner tonight!!! YAY!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    My husband and boys (so I guess my little family). I can totally relate. Lately, I have let every little thing get to me. I am really working on focusing on the good and not letting the things I can’t control get to me. I hope your day looks up Caitlin. If it makes you feel any better, I am heading over to vote for Operation Beautiful again this morning!

  • oohhllyyhhoo November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    Love 🙂 Love makes me very, very happy.

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) November 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    Praying your day will get better!

    What makes me happy?

    Hubby, puppy breath, Jamaican vacations, quite the variety LOL

    Remember, “there are no problems, only situations”!

    • Krista (kristastes) November 2, 2010, 10:43 am

      hahah love puppy breath!!

      • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 11:05 am

        You guys should smell Maggie’s breath!

  • Casey November 2, 2010, 10:19 am

    I’m happy for my puffy vest this morning. My boyfriend and I are extremely cheap so we haven’t turned on the heat yet, and last night it was 28 degrees outside. Needless to say, our house is cooooooooold, so my puffy vest is keeping me warm!!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini November 2, 2010, 10:19 am

    Glitter, kittens, Dave Grohl. I know that’s three. I’m being greedy 😉

  • Amy November 2, 2010, 10:19 am

    1. clean laundry smell (best smell ever!)
    2. pumpkin cream cheese

  • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    Sunshine on a crisp fall day and coming back inside with rosy cheeks after being outside makes me really happy.
    And that you spell your name right! (as one Caitlin to another)

  • Marge November 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    I love yogi teas, half because they taste good (I am drinking kombucha) and half because they come with a contemplative message on every bag. I am actually not 100% sure what my message means today: “Without realizing who you are, happiness cannot come to see you.”

    • Gloria November 2, 2010, 1:02 pm

      I love yogi tea too! Today mine is “To be healthy: eat right, walk right and talk to yourself right.” I love your quote. It’s so true that you have to find and love yourself in order to fully love others and bring the things that are going to make you happy into your life!

  • NySoonerGirl November 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    Love, zumba, family, and my dog!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches November 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    The smell of pine trees!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    My daughter’s laugh. Makes my heart melt every time.

    Hope the day gets better for you! And here is a big hug for you too. (((((hug))))))

  • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    Choco-Banana Smoothies

  • Gretchen November 2, 2010, 10:21 am

    sleeping while it’s raining

  • Julianne November 2, 2010, 10:21 am

    The right to vote!

    • lindsay November 2, 2010, 10:33 am

      Love this one 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 2, 2010, 10:21 am

    1. Espresso

    2. A beautiful sunrise

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 2, 2010, 10:21 am

    Milk Duds!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking November 2, 2010, 10:22 am

    my husband 🙂

  • Fallon November 2, 2010, 10:22 am


  • andrea @ Food Not Fuss November 2, 2010, 10:22 am

    That all the Christmas stuff is out at Starbucks today! 🙂

    (Hope your day gets better!)

  • April November 2, 2010, 10:22 am

    Love this.
    Red cups from Starbucks are making me happy today.
    Also, a good run this morning – first awesome one since the Chicago Marathon – makes me happy.
    And my father in law is visiting starting tomorrow and that will be fun.
    Always lots to smile about if you can take the time to remember although some days it’s definitely harder than others. I hope your day improves!!

  • Andrea November 2, 2010, 10:22 am

    Cinnabon Cream of Wheat!

  • Amy November 2, 2010, 10:22 am

    I’m headed to Hawaii tomorrow!

  • Rachel A November 2, 2010, 10:22 am


  • Whitney November 2, 2010, 10:23 am

    When my little dog licks my face. I pretend that I hate it, but secretly it warms my heart 🙂 That is, unless they manage to get too close to my mouth!

  • brittany November 2, 2010, 10:23 am

    getting an A on microeconomics exam!!

  • Lee November 2, 2010, 10:24 am

    sister visiting this weekend!

  • baylee November 2, 2010, 10:24 am

    waking up to a wet nose and puppy kisses 🙂

  • Sue November 2, 2010, 10:24 am

    What makes me happy today?
    Knowing that my loved one will greet me with a big fat hug when I come home from work tonight.
    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • Lauren @RawIsSexy November 2, 2010, 10:24 am

    *Seeing NYC at Christmas time with my best friend Jodi
    *My friend Matt who always makes me laugh until I cry
    *When Harry Met Sally
    *Pumpkins Leaves Campfires
    *Hitting a runners high
    *Bear hugs from my brother
    *Knowing that every single moment is another chance to turn it all around
    *Telling someone that I love them.

    • Maura November 2, 2010, 10:52 am

      Awesome comment! This made me smile: *Knowing that every single moment is another chance to turn it all around*

      I second this. 🙂

    • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) November 2, 2010, 12:30 pm

      I’m in the store and I’m SINGING!

  • Cyclist Kate November 2, 2010, 10:24 am

    Laughter. Watching Little Miss Sunshine. Digging in the Dirt. Realizing that we all have bad days–they’re just part of life and they don’t last. Somehow, realizing this has really helped me accept and get through the tough days.

    Also, spoiling myself silly–yummy food, clean house, baths, movies, yoga…

  • Marci November 2, 2010, 10:24 am

    Puppy faces, even when she wakes me from 1-3 am for a bad rainstorm and barks and poops inside. She is just too stinkin’ cute to get mad at. Happened last night.

  • erin November 2, 2010, 10:25 am

    my happy thing: getting to take a mid-morning walk (break) with my sister every day. because not only do we live in the same city now (!!!), we work in the same building!

  • Kara @ Kara's Marathon November 2, 2010, 10:25 am

    My dog using the *tiniest* little corner of his dog bed as a pillow, instead of curling up on the whole bed 🙂

  • Salina November 2, 2010, 10:25 am

    My Cockapoo Sydney 🙂

  • Kelly November 2, 2010, 10:25 am

    Kitty kisses! Sorry you’re having a bad morning

  • Erica November 2, 2010, 10:26 am

    Frosted Sugar Cookies 🙂

  • Ronja November 2, 2010, 10:26 am

    Autumn colours in the trees.

  • Chelsea @ healthsea November 2, 2010, 10:27 am

    Voting made me happy. I’m a nerd.

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef November 2, 2010, 10:27 am

    clean laundry! sad that you’re having a bad morning… feel better 🙂

  • lindsay November 2, 2010, 10:27 am

    A cinnamon stick in my coffee makes me happy! If you like babies, flowers and dogs, click on my blog. I photograph an absurd number of flowers…I just think they are so pretty and they make me happy, too 🙂 Plus – I think James and my dog Lottie could be long lost cousins. They have similar markings!

  • Jennie November 2, 2010, 10:28 am

    I get to see my family in 2 days! I haven’t been home since June.

  • Wei-Wei November 2, 2010, 10:28 am

    Uhh, you ran a marathon? Helloooooo?

  • Allie November 2, 2010, 10:28 am

    Hugs from my husband 🙂

  • Kortney November 2, 2010, 10:29 am

    I like that even though things arnt going my way I am married to my best friend and this time will pass, and things will get better.. Working two jobs and going to school full time is defiantly a downer for me, but I know I have love and support of my family and my wonderful husband. 🙂

  • Beth November 2, 2010, 10:29 am

    my boyfriend loaded my jeep down with the rest of my apt things so i could sleep at 2am this morning. THAT makes me happy!

  • Heather November 2, 2010, 10:30 am

    Playing hide and seek with my doggie…suddenly his new favorite spot is under my guest room bed which cracks me up for some reason.

  • Kindra C November 2, 2010, 10:30 am

    I’m happy because it’s a beautiful (and warm-ish) Florida day.

    PS. I write a “Today is a good day because…” line in a little pocket journal every morning. It usually helps me look forward to the day 🙂

  • Sara November 2, 2010, 10:30 am

    Two things!
    1) Whoever refilled the candy bowl on my desk today (I have no idea who it was!).
    2) Funny blogs you can read on your lunch break, like Shmitten Kitten http://www.shmittenkitten.com/

  • carlee November 2, 2010, 10:30 am

    Clean Smelling Sheets
    A hug from someone I liked ( or in your case), loveee
    Baking Cookies
    Cuddling up and watching a movie with my doggy!
    calling a good friend for kind words!
    and so many more things!

  • Heather R November 2, 2010, 10:31 am

    My son… whenever I am having a bad day, he always makes me laugh. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

  • Erin November 2, 2010, 10:32 am

    Chubby legs on a baby 🙂

    (I am having a bad day too, so you’re in good company!)

  • Whitney November 2, 2010, 10:32 am

    Running and my dogs! 🙂

  • Lindsay November 2, 2010, 10:32 am

    being alive! and a fabulous glass of wine.

  • April @ Crazy Fabulous Life November 2, 2010, 10:33 am

    Crisp fall days!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired November 2, 2010, 10:33 am

    My grandfather getting stronger and healthier in the hospital. I can’t wait to see him walk out of here!

  • Julia November 2, 2010, 10:33 am

    Because I’m living, breathing, and healthy. 😀

    Your beautiful. Cheer up

  • Kristen November 2, 2010, 10:34 am

    Starbucks Red Cups.

  • Kiran November 2, 2010, 10:34 am

    A hug from loved ones..

    And ..

    A wonderful weather (finally!) where I can bike without sweating profusely 😀

  • Julia November 2, 2010, 10:34 am

    And also because I just finished applying to college

  • Melanie November 2, 2010, 10:35 am

    kitty-cat sleep-noises…they’re these little peaceful sighs of contentment. Nothing beats it. Hope your day gets better!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life November 2, 2010, 10:35 am

    Good books, and good coffee.

  • Melissa @ Running with Needles November 2, 2010, 10:35 am

    I’m happy today because:
    – I’m running a 15k this weekend back home
    – I get to see my family!
    – No more negative political ads after today
    – I’m sore from a great strength workout yesterday

    Hope you day gets happier Caitlin!

    • Kimberley November 2, 2010, 11:11 am

      So true about the political ads!! I just made a decision to leave the TV off for the past week because all that negatively was getting me down.

  • alli November 2, 2010, 10:36 am

    my baby boy who is one month old today!

  • Allison November 2, 2010, 10:36 am

    The news that I have a tiny little baby growing in my belly!

  • Staci November 2, 2010, 10:36 am

    Hmm, one thing that makes me happy today is that things are going better for me at home than they have in a long time. I’m uber-thankful for that.

    I hope your day gets better!

  • Sara November 2, 2010, 10:37 am

    Asian Pears, horses, reading a list of happy things 😛

  • Sara November 2, 2010, 10:37 am

    My nieces and nephews (that’s four things, actually!).

  • Jules November 2, 2010, 10:37 am

    Be happy because you changed my life

    • Nicole November 2, 2010, 3:19 pm

      Mine too! I decided to finally stop thinking about running and actually do it! My first 5k is only a couple of weeks away and I am so proud of myself and thankful for the inspiration! To say that my life has changed for the better in the past few weeks would not be an understatement, I am always thankful for positive change!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write November 2, 2010, 10:38 am

    That I have a loving husband who supports me. 🙂

  • Laura November 2, 2010, 10:38 am

    Being able to wear jeans, a warm sweatshirt, and fleece slippers while I work! (I work from home)

  • kristinp November 2, 2010, 10:38 am

    New friends
    Old friends
    A sense of humor
    Good weather
    Monday is over and done
    closing in on graduation…

    I hope your day improves, Caitlin
    (Oooh! there’s another one – well wishes from strangers!)

  • Beth November 2, 2010, 10:38 am

    I started a list of things that make me happy when I was having a bad day several months ago. Here are a few that haven’t I haven’t seen mentioned:

    pumpkin spice lattes
    running into an old friend
    falling asleep on late night drives with my husband
    laughing with my mom at a joke no one else gets

  • karen November 2, 2010, 10:38 am

    my husband’s smile & cool weather!

  • April November 2, 2010, 10:39 am

    My three furry brown fur kids…

  • Jesse November 2, 2010, 10:39 am

    fall weather 🙂

  • Krista (kristastes) November 2, 2010, 10:40 am

    wrinkly dog chins!

  • Teacherwoman November 2, 2010, 10:40 am

    A nice swim in the pool this morning!

  • Emmanuelle November 2, 2010, 10:41 am

    yoga – then dried mango with almond butter.

  • Courtney November 2, 2010, 10:41 am

    Hey girl!

    You’re entitled to a bad mood every once in a while but even still, it’s so fabulous to see you owning it and trying to cheer up. Your positive attitude is something to be cheerful about!

    Holidays coming, pumpkin pancake batter in the fridge, looking forward to buying my first Garmin 305 and having the health to be able to run and use it – all things that I’m happy about!

    Have a GREAT rest of the day, Caitlin! 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 2, 2010, 10:41 am

    5 o’clock makes me happy!

    P.S. Listening to “Happy” by Natasha Bedingfield always boosts my mood when I’m in a funk.

  • Anita Ruiz November 2, 2010, 10:42 am

    The fact that Jamba Juice makes REALLY good oatmeal for those days when you are running late.

  • JenATX November 2, 2010, 10:42 am

    Waking up to the Ellen show makes me happy!

  • Katie in DC November 2, 2010, 10:43 am

    Coffee with real cream
    Nailing my class project last night
    Spin Class at lunch
    When my boyfriend cooks (double when he does the dishes)
    Cuddly babies
    “Good” mail: letters and cards
    Christmas Music
    Christmas Shopping
    Christmas activities
    okay, Christmas! 🙂

  • Amanda November 2, 2010, 10:43 am

    HTP reader Michele placed an order with Homemade by Amanda because of your shout-out.

  • Heather C November 2, 2010, 10:45 am

    Mountains outside my window! 🙂

  • Shannon November 2, 2010, 10:45 am

    Love this thread! Hope it brightens your day 🙂 Something that made me happy this morning was a warm bathrobe in a cold house after a steamy shower.

  • Kelly November 2, 2010, 10:46 am

    Strangers smiling and saying “good morning”

  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess November 2, 2010, 10:46 am

    Hope these comments help to make your day better!

  • Laura November 2, 2010, 10:48 am

    My brother, Jeff. One of his best friends just died this past weekend and my heart goes out to his friend’s parents and sister. I’m so thankful and happy I still have Jeff as my brother.

  • Rachel November 2, 2010, 10:49 am

    My baby kicking in my belly 🙂

  • SaraRM November 2, 2010, 10:50 am

    1. THIS POST!
    2. getting over my stomach virus!!
    3. Receiving 2 job offers after being jobless way too long
    4. November=Thanksgiving=faimily and good food!

    • brianna November 2, 2010, 12:47 pm

      CONGRATS on number 3!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) November 2, 2010, 10:51 am

    cats & chocolate truffles!

  • Katie November 2, 2010, 10:51 am

    2)Good Run
    4)That I get another day 🙂

    We had out girls last night at practice do this and BOY did they have a hard time thinking of ONE positive thing to say about the day!

  • Lisa November 2, 2010, 10:52 am

    Thinking about my puppy and the hoodie I just bought him. Its going to be sooo adorable!

  • Carly November 2, 2010, 10:52 am

    Two words for you: GINGER CATS!! 🙂

  • brianna November 2, 2010, 10:53 am

    My (temporarily) long distance boyfriend…..who i get to see in three days for a long weekend!

    It’s officially holiday season now–meaning so much to look forward to!

  • manda November 2, 2010, 10:53 am

    the way my puppy smells 🙂

  • Clare November 2, 2010, 10:54 am

    Being alive and healthy, the people I love.

  • Laura Ann November 2, 2010, 10:54 am

    One whole free hour before I start work to lay around with my cat, drink coffee, listen to NPR, and catch up on blogs. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Annie November 2, 2010, 10:56 am

    Pictures of kittens
    A hug from a loved one
    My health
    Waking up secure that I know where my next meal is coming from

  • Tabitha (From Single to Married) November 2, 2010, 10:57 am

    hmm… that it’s fall. That it’s sunny. That my family is healthy. That we have a place to live and money to pay for it. That we were able to vote this morning.

    I hope you have a better day!

  • Charise November 2, 2010, 10:59 am

    After today, no more annoying robocalls or mean campaign ads!

    On a more positive note, I’m happy about the walk I’m about to take through the forest preserve in the cool, crisp weather to go vote. 🙂

  • Lindsay November 2, 2010, 10:59 am

    The smell of toast

  • Nathalie November 2, 2010, 10:59 am

    Puppies greeting me enthusiastically at the door every time I come back, even if I was only gone for about 30 second to get the mail!
    I just got back from a short run and there they were…waiting at the door…my heart melts a little bit every time!
    We all have out off days- makes us appreciate the good days more!Hope your mood improves soon 🙂

  • Jocelyn November 2, 2010, 10:59 am

    Giants winning the World Series!

    And my cat feeling better and getting his appetite back 🙂

  • Anne November 2, 2010, 11:01 am

    Little arms wrapped around my legs, squeezing tight.

    Gingerbread lattes.

  • jeanna November 2, 2010, 11:01 am

    Its Election Day!

  • Kayla November 2, 2010, 11:03 am

    Reese’s peanut butter cups!

  • Britt @ Runnerbelle November 2, 2010, 11:06 am

    sunrise, especially over the ocean. 🙂

  • Alison (Ali on the Run) November 2, 2010, 11:06 am

    Warm towels fresh from the dryer 🙂

  • Melissa November 2, 2010, 11:06 am

    the right to vote
    my cute kids are healthy
    i have a job
    it’s raining (which makes my job easier)
    I’m going to gym to run today
    the fact that all this starbucks talk makes me want to go to starbucks
    I’m off tomorrow
    I’m getting a haircut tomorrow!

  • Camille November 2, 2010, 11:08 am

    Fall colors!

  • Cynthia November 2, 2010, 11:08 am

    My husband. 🙂

  • kathleen November 2, 2010, 11:08 am

    that i got 5 minutes of “me time” this morning before I had to tackle my laundry list of errands/things to do.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 2, 2010, 11:08 am

    -we get to vote
    -we get to watch George Stehonopolous read election results (am I the only one who thinks he’s still attractive?)
    -good health
    -watching my cat wear a tutu
    -I get to run tonight!
    -tons of people who love and care about me!

  • Lori November 2, 2010, 11:10 am

    Blue sky and warm sunshine
    Fall scented candles
    Still being “allowed” to snuggle with my son
    That tomorrow will be another day full of potential

  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 2, 2010, 11:10 am

    What makes me happy today?

    That it’s November 2nd and the little snow that we had, has melted and this is really amazing weather here in Alberta

    I have a job that I enjoy

    I have a great fiance who loves me

    I’m healthy

    I’m thankful for blankets… I love being all snuggly on my couch at home!

    • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 2, 2010, 11:11 am

      OH! annnnnnd im thankful its almost Christmas & that my sister made it safely to Afghanistan. (now i pray she stays safe for the next 6-7 months)

      • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete November 2, 2010, 11:17 am

        I’m happy that there are people in the world like your sister and my husband to protect and serve our country. 😉

        • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 11:17 am

          me too!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 2, 2010, 11:10 am

    Watching that guy Matt dance around the world with all of those people. If you’ve never seen it, I dare you not to smile and cheer up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

    • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 11:15 am

      he is awesome!

  • Hannah November 2, 2010, 11:10 am

    Teacher work days!!!

  • Anne @ Life is a Joy November 2, 2010, 11:14 am

    watching bright yellow and red leaves falling off the trees fall all the way to the ground

    Irish Oatmeal 🙂

    feel better .. hate those post-race blues!! pet the puppy!

  • Janie November 2, 2010, 11:14 am

    Pumpkin Spice candles! 🙂

  • Louise November 2, 2010, 11:15 am

    My wonderful hubby!

  • Kimberley November 2, 2010, 11:15 am

    I’m happy because I get to see my BFF this weekend after waaay too long. Also the bottles of wine I just bought in anticipation of her visit. Yay!

  • Jes November 2, 2010, 11:15 am

    i’m happy today because the Dr. gave me a shot to get rid of the poison ivy on my eye. woo hoo!

  • Jenny H November 2, 2010, 11:18 am

    That I’m (finally) starting nursing school in January, after several years of pre-reqs! It’s wonderful for you and for your readers that you can honest when you’re having a bad day. I’m sure that things will get better, sooner than later I hope! 🙂

  • Carla @ Will Run for Health November 2, 2010, 11:21 am

    One thing that makes me insanely happy is running with my sister! She and I started running around the same time and we did our first race together (the Baltimore Half-Marathon). We often joke about how far we’ve come and how little we knew when we started. I remember at that first race we were amazed that people could run so far…at the time we didn’t realize there was such a thing as training. She is my best friend and favorite person to run with, so any time spent with her makes me happy!

  • Nikki M. November 2, 2010, 11:22 am

    Being able to run 2 miles..in a row! 🙂

  • Juli D. November 2, 2010, 11:24 am

    My dogs make me happy! When I’m having a bad day I usually find that looking at puppies helps. It doesn’t hurt that I get to come home to this face every day:


  • prinny November 2, 2010, 11:25 am

    Having had the perfect date last night 🙂

  • Charlie November 2, 2010, 11:25 am

    Clementine boxes at 99¢.

  • Lucy November 2, 2010, 11:26 am

    Caitlin, You will not be able to not smile after watching this video of lazy cats fighting – hilarious!

    • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 11:27 am


  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers November 2, 2010, 11:27 am

    The smell of coffee!!
    And sunshine. 🙂

  • Lindsay November 2, 2010, 11:28 am

    Honeycrisp apples and this 1000awesomethings.com


  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 2, 2010, 11:28 am

    I am happy because I had a delicious salad last night and got to hang out with my parents and my husband! Hope your day gets better!

  • Caroline November 2, 2010, 11:32 am

    volunteering at the hospital’s maternity ward – newborn babies and their excited parents can’t be beat!

  • Katie H. November 2, 2010, 11:34 am

    My husband is coming home from Afghanistan for two glorious weeks in January 🙂 Almost two months! The countdown is making me very happy.

    Pumpkin spice beer in a glass rimmed with brown sugar pretty much made my night last night 😀

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 2, 2010, 11:35 am

    Hopefully all these lovely comments will cheer you up!
    What makes me happy?
    – Exercise endorphins!
    – Leaving Operation Beautiful notes 🙂
    – Baking
    – Dark chocolate 😛
    – Looking back over old photo albums/diary entries/blog posts etc.


  • Anna @ History Running Girl November 2, 2010, 11:35 am

    My cats make me happy! Especially when they don’t wake me up at 6 am playing!

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe November 2, 2010, 11:35 am

    The area on a cats face that the whiskers grow out of, I call this a cheeky cuz that’s what I called it as a little girl. I just wanna squeeze it! Yes, I know that’s weird.

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen November 2, 2010, 11:40 am

    Bread and butter!

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma November 2, 2010, 11:41 am

    refocusing on my half-marathon training. nothing like a great run and a good kick in the butt will do 🙂

  • Kerry November 2, 2010, 11:41 am

    Red Starbucks Cups 🙂

  • Joy - HTP Mom November 2, 2010, 11:41 am

    Knowing that a have a “Happy Gene” makes me happy. It took a long time to recognize that it was there. 🙂 Look for your’s..

  • Amy November 2, 2010, 11:43 am

    My puppy is in an extremely snuggly mood today, and that makes me very happy-even if it means I won’t get that much done today!

  • Colleen November 2, 2010, 11:44 am

    Hearing my kids laugh, listening and seeing my oldest son (6.5yr) ‘teach’ my daughter (19 months) things – ‘couch, book, etc.’

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow November 2, 2010, 11:45 am

    Simplicity! Sit back, open those gorgeous eyes and soak everything in around you. 🙂

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries November 2, 2010, 11:45 am

    Clean sheets and chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate, preferably eaten while snuggled in said clean sheets.

  • Laura November 2, 2010, 11:47 am

    spinning, buttercream, and beer!!

  • Brittney November 2, 2010, 11:48 am

    I’m pretty sure you can’t help but smile if you read my latest post about Clyde (since I know you think he’s so cute!). Yesterday was his birthday!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence November 2, 2010, 11:49 am

    Warm showers!

  • Elise November 2, 2010, 11:50 am

    Snail mail. Even if its junk, just seeing the envelope or magazine makes me skip a little!

  • katie@ Fab.Fit.Full. November 2, 2010, 11:54 am


  • tina November 2, 2010, 11:56 am

    I’ve been having a crappy MONTH… dealing with my grandfather’s illness and recent death has been harder than I anticipated, HOWEVER, I love this post because it does really help to remind yourself of the things you have to be thankful for. My list includes:

    Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice Coffee
    low cal ginger cats are a great treat
    family game nights
    laying low with my boyfriend, cuddled under a fleece-backed t-shirt quilt with our cat
    the way I feel after running
    the love I get from people who know and support me
    the ability to make a difference in my students’ lives
    feeling appreciated

    Perhaps you and your readers want to join the Thankful movement. A blogger I know and love started to post a picture each day of something she was thankful for to help her get through the sadness she felt after a miscarriage.

    Here’s her blog (well… the about page) that started it all: http://krissieisthankful.com/about/

    Now there’s a facebook group that started when a few college kids heard about it and wanted to play along and more than 2 dozen bloggers, including myself, have followed suit.

  • Benai Dickinson November 2, 2010, 11:56 am

    My 4 year old, he’ll say, “Don’t be sad Mommy, I give Mommy a happy kiss!”

  • Mandiee November 2, 2010, 11:57 am

    Going on to farmer’s market with my grandmother :). I hope you have a lovely day!

  • Carly November 2, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Free food. Always makes me happy. 🙂

  • Sarah November 2, 2010, 12:02 pm

    A great cup of coffee.

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet November 2, 2010, 12:02 pm

    going home to my husband every day! great post:-)

  • Jess November 2, 2010, 12:02 pm

    The fact that I recovered from the stomach flu I had yesterday!!

  • Johanna B November 2, 2010, 12:02 pm

    Walking through crisp leaves in the fall when the air is crisp and the sun is shining on days like today. Yay!

  • zoe (and the beatles) November 2, 2010, 12:02 pm

    walking to school in the foggy sunshine on november 1st!

    feel better lovely <3

  • Carlee November 2, 2010, 12:03 pm

    My boxer, Cassius’ lips. Too cute!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health November 2, 2010, 12:04 pm

    my feather duvet.

  • Kelli November 2, 2010, 12:13 pm

    Norah Jones on my Pandora makes me SO happy and calm on what is turning out to be a very stressful day!

  • Sarah November 2, 2010, 12:14 pm

    Cute babies in Monkey Costumes make me happy! Check out my post from yesterday – http://www.thestrengthoffaith.com/2010/11/monkey-business.html

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 2, 2010, 12:15 pm

    My cat makes me happy. Although he is naughtier than a puppy. And so weird. There is a really funny pic of him in his Halloween costume on my blog right now. I think it will make you laugh.

    I love Jess’s cats too! So cute. I’m a cat crazy.

    • Sarah November 2, 2010, 12:25 pm

      Me too! But not in a crazy cat lady kind of way.

      Okay, maybe a little.

  • Jen November 2, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Your blog!

  • Ginger November 2, 2010, 12:16 pm

    My 10am meeting went not too bad! Scary union man didn’t yell at me 🙂

  • Tyler November 2, 2010, 12:17 pm

    Hearing my husband’s voice (he’s in Afghanistan) even if it’s in the wee hours of the morning. We get to confess our undying love for one another (OK maybe we don’t get THAT super dramatic) and it puts me at ease knowing he’s alright.

  • Debra November 2, 2010, 12:19 pm

    Knowing that you are an inspiration. Caitlin- you are!

  • Bonnie November 2, 2010, 12:19 pm

    It is always SO good to change our focus from the hard things in life to the things with which we can be thankful for – there is SO much to be grateful for when we look around! It’s just hard to do sometimes. 😉

    Today, I’m grateful for:
    -fresh coffee (LOVE that everyone said this! lol)
    -lingering wakeups in bed with my husband
    -beautiful skies
    -a fun, deep relationship with my mom
    -leftover Halloween candy! 😀

    Have a great day Caitlin – hope it just keeps getting better.

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 2, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Things that make me happy:

    Grilled banana sandwiches.

    Cuddling with my deaf puppy.

    Silly horses.

    Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. 🙂

  • Casey November 2, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Knowing God is in control of my life! I can’t do it by myself, and don’t want to!

  • Carmen November 2, 2010, 12:21 pm

    Today’s Happy List:
    – snuggling with the beagle
    – chic dark purple nail polish
    – surprisingly excited to run at the Greenway after work
    – even more excited to try out a new restaurant after the run
    – deciding to visit Asheville soon for a Biltmore Estate day trip
    – my first 7K is only 4 days away, and I’m not scared
    – this hilarious video of CMPD cops chasing a Ninja – http://blutube.policeone.com/media/6498-Ninja-assasin-vs-Police/

  • Wendy G November 2, 2010, 12:22 pm

    My nephew who was born on Oct 21st! Less than two weeks in this world and he’s completely stolen my heart!

    Also Champagne Supernova is on my Pandora and which totally takes me back to middle school 🙂

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up November 2, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Half-melted ice cream. 🙂 it’s the best!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 2, 2010, 12:26 pm

    I’m having a terrible morning too…this post just helped me feel a little better! Comraderie:)

    How about th e pumpkin pie overnight oats I finally made? Thats a reason to be happy.

  • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY November 2, 2010, 12:27 pm

    edamame and my wedding dress:)

  • Camels & Chocolate November 2, 2010, 12:28 pm

    The Starbucks Christmas line is back! Also, it’s officially time to bust out the holiday tunes =)

  • Paula November 2, 2010, 12:30 pm

    All the good answers were already taken, in one form or another, so I’ll go with pizza!

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen November 2, 2010, 12:31 pm

    My students bringing me pieces of their Trick-or-Treat loot. 🙂 [Hey, it takes a LOT of love for a kid to give up candy…]

  • Liz November 2, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Having co-workers who are also awesome friends

  • amy November 2, 2010, 12:34 pm

    I watched the documentary “Babies” last night. SO adorable.

  • Jacqueline November 2, 2010, 12:36 pm

    I second Babies! A reason to be happy: being a teacher.

  • Sarah (A Runner's Heart) November 2, 2010, 12:39 pm

    Being pregnant while training for a 1/2 marathon! 🙂 This both makes me happy, because I feel empowered, but it also makes me very tired! lol 🙂

  • Cecilia November 2, 2010, 12:39 pm

    Having friends who’ll make you a 3-course meal on a Monday

  • stepf @dailyspark November 2, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Waking up to the sound of my cats purring

  • caronae November 2, 2010, 12:41 pm

    I’m happy because I get to vote today! And because there is no school. 🙂

  • Michelle November 2, 2010, 12:42 pm

    The grilled cheese shop that opened by my work!

    • Alice November 2, 2010, 7:42 pm


  • ashley November 2, 2010, 12:42 pm

    the perfect run with perfect music leaving you energized

  • susan (stepping off the coaster) November 2, 2010, 12:43 pm

    lying on my couch with a doxie snuggling on my lap, under a blanket, watching one of my favorite movies… like… THE GOONIES =)

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 2, 2010, 12:43 pm

    I tried your autumn grilled banana sandwich for the first time today and it was delicious!! It made my stomach very happy :).

  • Jenny November 2, 2010, 12:45 pm

    snuggling in bed while watching old black and white movies with my bf

  • Johanna B November 2, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Reading healthy living and fitness blogs because they give me so many great ideas to add to my life.

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn November 2, 2010, 12:46 pm

    The smell of the shampoo in the gym shower after a really hard workout. Strange? It’s so gratifying!

  • Jessica November 2, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Today is election day! Even though its not looking good for Ds…It makes me happy that we have the RIGHT to vote!

  • Ingunn November 2, 2010, 12:50 pm

    The sun is out after the record rainfall we had yesterday in Seattle! Time to flock outside for vitamin D.

  • Sarah D. November 2, 2010, 12:51 pm

    My 30th birthday is Friday!

  • Marisa November 2, 2010, 12:52 pm

    My boys make me happy- Hubby, my 2 sons and Rico dog 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 2, 2010, 12:55 pm

    cocoa roasted almonds

  • Jennifer November 2, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Although I am a Rangers fan, I am very happy for San Fransisco…and happy that the Rangers simply made it as far as they did! Waahoo!

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit November 2, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Relaxed and quiet mornings. I wake up extra-early for work everyday to be able to have them!

  • Natalia November 2, 2010, 12:58 pm

    Fall makes me so happy! I love seeing all the leaves changing colors.

  • Paige November 2, 2010, 12:59 pm

    *I might be getting a dog to foster soon!
    *Starbucks holiday cups are back
    *I love all the little squirrels running around burying their nuts right now…lol

  • Jodi November 2, 2010, 1:00 pm

    ahh….i was just writing my own post about my own not-so-fabulous day! Must be something in the air.

    today – I am happy about Pop Music and dark chocolate with Almond Granola!

    • Jodi November 2, 2010, 1:03 pm

      I’m also happy about being in a country where we can VOTE!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 2, 2010, 1:03 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better now! Oatmeal made me happy this morning 🙂 I eat it alll the time, but sometimes it’s just EXTRA good!

  • Kelly November 2, 2010, 1:06 pm

    Dachshund ears. Kissing them makes me happy. 🙂

  • Anne Weber-Falk November 2, 2010, 1:08 pm

    *God’s love
    *My family
    *My good health
    *A warm kitty on my lap
    *This beautiful day
    *The sound of crunchy leaves under my feet

  • Maddie November 2, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I needed this! Shit-tay morning for me too.
    I should be happy because…
    I got a pretty new dress yesterday and I get to wear it at a wedding on Saturday. And weddings are happy.
    Hope you can find a bright side! I’ll try too!

  • Krystina (Organically Me) November 2, 2010, 1:09 pm

    Slipping on my cupcake slippers after a long day. 🙂

  • steph November 2, 2010, 1:15 pm

    the sun is shining and i am alive 🙂

  • Michelle November 2, 2010, 1:17 pm

    Macy’s Thanksgiving parade 🙂

  • Cate November 2, 2010, 1:18 pm

    1) It’s not Monday anymore. 2) Perfect fall foliage.

  • Irina G November 2, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Halloween & all kinds of dressing up make me happy (though those are in the past).

    Also- candycanes! Those make me VERY happy.

  • sarah November 2, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Trees with leaves that have changed colors

  • Shari November 2, 2010, 1:36 pm

    A clear, sunny (and beautiful!) blue sky 🙂

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances November 2, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Endorphins. 😀

    Oh, and I need to follow the crowd here and COFFEE, too, because it’s a must in my life.

  • Krista November 2, 2010, 1:43 pm

    My baby nieces’ chubby thighs!

  • Helga November 2, 2010, 1:46 pm

    I love all of these comments 🙂

    My happy thing: boardgames with my friends tonight!

  • Susan@MomSwimBikeRun November 2, 2010, 1:48 pm

    my kiddos

  • Elizabeth November 2, 2010, 1:56 pm

    taking my dogs on a walk in beautiful weather

  • Gloria November 2, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Michael Buble’s sexy sexy voice makes me happy 😉 oh and pumpkin… everything!

  • Dani November 2, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Baking pumpkin bread–nothing lifts my spirits like the smell of something delicious in the oven! Trader Joe’s has a great mix. I substitute canned pumpkin for the oil called for in the recipe.

  • Stefani November 2, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Waking up in the morning.

  • Hannah November 2, 2010, 2:00 pm

    My cat always makes me happy!

  • Brie November 2, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Sex. Duh.

    Also, unicorns, and cuteoverload.com.

  • Shannon November 2, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Pumpkin spice coffee. The fact that I am almost done writing a book. My new pink running skirt. Roasted parsnips. My best friends.

  • Melanie November 2, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Waking up next to my purring kitty in the morning – sweet bliss 🙂

  • Jennifer November 2, 2010, 2:21 pm

    My dog makes me so happy. I look at his picture on my phone and I laugh and then just smile. He’s the best!

  • Dee November 2, 2010, 2:21 pm

    the 6am email I found from my baby bro wishing me a happy birthday from Japan where he’s been living for two years. Made me smile more than all the other birthday wishes that came in on my actual birthday! Gotta love baby bros, I do!

  • Carrie H November 2, 2010, 2:28 pm

    The right to vote!

    And, running water — and access to an abundance of water. My sister moved to Kenya and has no running water. She has to wash her hair in a bucket (and bathe in the same bucket). She told me it takes 30 minutes to purify a glass of water. She said she misses just walking up to the tap to fill her glass.

  • steph November 2, 2010, 2:30 pm

    lil moo moo maggie

  • Deirdre November 2, 2010, 2:37 pm

    When my Pandora stations play Disney music! Makes my work day better!

  • Kristen November 2, 2010, 2:51 pm

    It’s Election Day! A great day to be an American! Get out there and vote!

  • meg November 2, 2010, 3:11 pm

    kitty kisses!

    and the fact that hippo didn’t wake us up at 530 this morning by trying to murder the blinds for the first time in two weeks, YAY!

  • Maddie November 2, 2010, 3:11 pm

    What makes me happy: peanut butter, riding my horse, a great workout, being healthy, being able to cook/bake delicious meals, that the holidays are coming, my friends/family/pets, and so much more!
    Hope you cheer up 🙂

  • Brittany November 2, 2010, 3:17 pm

    You just ran a marathon 3 days ago! What could be better?! Try the Glee station on Pandora 🙂 All kinds of wonderfulness!

  • Amber K November 2, 2010, 3:28 pm

    A husband who shows unconditional love. 🙂

  • Janna November 2, 2010, 3:38 pm

    New beginnings make me happy.

    Also- just in case you didn’t get enough kitten cuteness – here is a picture of my kittens that I fostered: http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/1502757029059289940gZvIfn


  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 2, 2010, 3:52 pm

    sunny blue skies in november 🙂

  • Michele November 2, 2010, 4:10 pm

    LOVE your wedding picture – beautiful!

    The joys of friendship & family!!

  • Megan November 2, 2010, 4:36 pm

    Doorbells and sleighbells and schnitzel with noodles.
    (Sound of Music…hehe)

    Also pumpkin bread. YUM. Hope your day gets better!


  • Jamie November 2, 2010, 4:53 pm

    going home to a clean house!

  • krissie November 2, 2010, 4:57 pm

    It warmed my heart to see this today. As my buddy Tina (commenter #185) mentioned, I started a thankful blog in September when I needed to see pretty little things to bring me out of my funk on a daily basis. I cannot tell you how much it has totally changed my attitude – just looking for something beautiful to remind me that my world is beautiful.

    I have been shocked at the response. At the people who have started similar blogs. Who are posting daily pictures on their own blogs and facebook.

    It also helps that I have a blog to call home when I decided to stop blogging at my old home of almost 4 years. I wanted to leave all that behind.

    So thanks for the pictures. Weddings and cats always make me smile.

    And, in a little while, I’ll post a picture of my argyle tights and start looking for the next thankful thing.

  • Tabatha November 2, 2010, 4:59 pm

    fostering kittens from the shelter (making them better when sick and turning them back in for adoption). Total sense of accomplishment in helping to save lives… even if they are animals.

  • Eliza November 2, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I am a nanny for 3 little boys. Last night we went for a walk to the park and one little boy tripped over, and started crying after I had told him not to run. Then the dog ran away. An elderly couple who was watching us started to giggle, and the 5 year old pointed out “eliza, that old lady is laughing”. The old lady heard and started laughing even more, it was very funny.

  • Eliza November 2, 2010, 5:05 pm


    training my guide dog puppy to help someone one day

  • Eliza November 2, 2010, 5:13 pm

    oh and clean, fresh bed sheets!

  • Julia November 2, 2010, 5:23 pm

    My husband’s ability to kick butt rock climbing and bouldering!

  • Amanda (modernation) November 2, 2010, 5:45 pm

    Coming home, cooking dinner for my family and enjoying some quality time together. And after a long day there is nothing better than crawling into bed with my man and snuggling! I can’t wait for for all of this tonight! Only 4 more hours till I’m home!

  • Sarah November 2, 2010, 5:57 pm

    Reasons to be happy? Me likey this post. 😀 Umm, I have an amazing family, a really convenient job, I’m healthy and I generally rock. 😉
    I’ve had a really great day today, I hope your’s turns around and gets good too!

  • Lisa November 2, 2010, 6:09 pm

    Sipping hot chocolate by a fire on a cold night.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 2, 2010, 6:54 pm

    The start of the holiday season! It’s never too early. 😀

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep November 2, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Working from home full-time as of yesterday!

  • Tricia Kuchler November 2, 2010, 7:27 pm

    Engagement rings 🙂

  • Heidi - apples under my bed November 2, 2010, 7:29 pm

    A cup of tea with friends, using exotic loose leaf tea and a cute teapot 🙂
    Heidi xo

  • katie November 2, 2010, 7:40 pm

    im super happy that the clocks are going to be changing soon. so sick of this darkness in the morning! i need sunlight for my long runs.

  • Mallory November 2, 2010, 7:44 pm

    snuggled in a warm blanket, watching a movie on a stormy day 🙂

  • Carly November 2, 2010, 7:44 pm


  • susan November 2, 2010, 8:09 pm

    My reason to be happy is because I am running the ING NYC Marathon on Sunday!!

  • JenRD November 2, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Parsnip fries! You introduced them to me, and I have waited this long, until tonight, to actually try them! De-lish!

  • emptynut November 2, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Hard mornings, afternoons, evenings for me also.
    Care to share why your morning was not so good? You have an amazing life. Truly. Blessed.

    • Caitlin November 2, 2010, 10:17 pm

      It’s family stuff. My entire life isn’t on the blog for privacy reasons.

  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone November 2, 2010, 9:34 pm

    Warm socks right out of the dryer.

  • Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest November 2, 2010, 9:45 pm

    I love this idea. I know it’s not warm and fuzzy (look for pics of an adorable newborn baby on my blog post from yesterday for that), but I am happy we are free to vote in this country and could exercise that right today!

  • Dee November 2, 2010, 10:08 pm

    Starbucks 🙂

  • Laurie November 2, 2010, 10:41 pm

    reading blogs in bed on a laptop that my husband surprised me with for our 19th anniversary

  • Marie November 3, 2010, 12:01 am

    Having a family to love; mine consisting of my wonderful husband who is the best man I’ve ever known and our two beautiful kids.

    Bonus: Sharing pics of my family in our Halloween costumes with Janetha, from Meals and Moves and seeing them posted on her site. 😉  


  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 3, 2010, 12:07 am

    I am happy because I got a 94 on my first midterm in grad school!!!!

  • Nikki @ Balance and Moderation November 3, 2010, 1:28 am

    Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, November, and crunchy gold and red leaves – not sold…go outside and crunch! Its addicting!

  • Juani November 3, 2010, 3:29 am

    Holding my 2 day old nephew for the first time yesterday,made me extremely happy.He is so gorgeous,and makes me feel super broody,lol.

  • Joey November 3, 2010, 1:04 pm

    Count your blessings. I was feeling super overwhelmed & stressed this weekend & God gave me a much-needed wake up call – we live blest lives & there are a lot of people suffering in a lot of ways – open your eyes to that & realize we have it easy – life is good! 🙂

  • Julia November 3, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Because I just got home from a fantastic honeymoon with FH… or should that now be H.

    Photos to come over on my blog x

  • Amy H. November 7, 2010, 1:42 am

    Hot apple cider.
    Fresh sheets . . . and sleeping in in them!
    Coco Mango shower gel.
    Running in my neighborhood — today it started out foggy and there was a brilliant blue sky by the time I was done.
    The smell of fresh-ground coffee beans.
    Magazines in French and Spanish.
    Having a clean kitchen. It always makes me feel less out of control . . . .

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