What makes you happy...

ย โ€œItโ€™s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.โ€

-Lucille Ball


Right on, Lucille.


I suppose half of the battle is recognizing what makes you happy- and the second part is going for it...following your heart. What makes me happy? As I get older (and the years are passing oh so quickly!) I realize that itโ€™s the little things...the moments of small joys and less of those big life goals I made a check-list of when I was younger.

Today is a day filled with those small things- and amount to a greater contentment at the end of the day...at the end of everything. โญ๏ธ This morning I woke up with my daughter and we had a brief Lady Gaga dance party as we drank our lemon water together. (Yes! she asked for water and lemon ๐Ÿ‹ before her breakfast!). We then dressed in pink and made #strawberry #smoothies . I went to a bikram #yoga class with a friend, ran by the grocery store (grocery shopping is one of my greatest pleasures btw!๐Ÿ˜…), and in a while my babe and I are going to get into the kitchen for a few hours- make vegan latkes for our Hanukkah dinner in deux and possibly ANOTHER chocolate cake. Weโ€™ll light the menorah, eat our #plantbased latkes and maybe watch a movie. Weโ€™ll take baths (hers with lavender oil and rice starch- mine with Epsom salts and eucalyptus), weโ€™ll read a story and when she goes to bed- Iโ€™ll put on some music, light a candle and write- maybe about life, maybe a new recipe or maybe something else. Iโ€™ll get to bed relatively early, kiss my baby, and hopefully wake up to another day full of happy moments and indulging in the things I enjoy the most. These are things I love. Some of them at least. And I am #grateful that today, and hopefully many other days, I get to do exactly what I love doing with the people I love doing them with๐Ÿ’•

Happiness & gratitude.

What makes you happy??

So this is a pic of me with my saturday morning (pre-Yoga) #smoothie

#strawberrysmoothie ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut yoghurt

1/4 cup filtered water

1 frozen banana

15 frozen strawberries

1 tbsp white #chia seeds

1 tbsp maca powder

All blended in my vitamix ๐ŸŽ€

namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป