Swampy's Fun Monday challenge is to pick a theme and then list down, using each letter of the alphabet, all the words, phrases or photos related to that theme.
I really had a hard time picking a theme for this challenge but in the end settled on 'Happiness' because it is what we all need and sometimes, it is easier than we think to attain it.
A - Aaron. Of course.
B - Blogging.
C - Cheesecakes.
D - Deep fried food. Unhealthy but the occasional treat definitely makes me happy.
E - Exercise. It releases endorphins.
F - Figuring out a Sudoku puzzle.
G - Giving gifts.
H - Hugging.
I - Internet. Just a few minutes can often perk me right up from any bad moods.
J - Joining online communities. Living in Palembang often has me feeling isolated but once again, the internet has solved my problems.
K - Kellogg's Special K. I love these. They are my favorite breakfast cereal.
L - Listening to Michael Buble.
M - My family. Any and all time spent with them is full of laughter.
N - Noticing something special on somebody else and complimenting them on it.
O - Overlook annoyances. Definitely easier said than done.
P - Planting my own vegetables. I started this last year and am amazed by how happy I get eating food from my garden.
Q - Q from Star Trek. All the episodes with Q are my favorites.
R - Reading a really thick fantasy novel.
S - Simplicity. I can be fussy but for most of the time, I try to keep my needs simple.
T - Talking with an old friend.
U - Using my hands. It makes me feel like I'm doing so much more and gives me a really full sense of accomplishment.
V - Visiting Friends.
W - Walking in the morning sunshine.
X - X-tra time to myself whenever Richard is home.
Y - Yellow. Its a happy colour.
Z - Zip-a-dee-doo-dah. This song always makes Aaron laugh and that makes me happy.