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Birthday Wishes

I received many lovely birthday notes and calls yesterday. Thank you so much; I appreciate the well wishes and kind words. In addition, thank you for reading this blog. Writing, taking photos, and sharing my creative work brings an incredible amount of happiness into my everyday life.

And speaking of happiness, below is a short list of tiny pleasures that made me feel happy and grateful over the last few days.

Happiness is a birthday dinner with my mother-in-law and Logan.

Happiness is receiving lots of birthday wishes in my inbox.

Happiness is a 14-mile bike ride into town.

Happiness is taking photos of beautiful pink flowers.

Happiness is a new hair cut.

Happiness is noticing the golden fall leaves.

Happiness is blackberry pie for breakfast.

Happiness is new slippers to keep my feet warm.

Happiness is saying thank you.

Micro-action: Expressing gratitude to friends, family, and co-workers is one way to bring happiness and joy into your life. Take 15 minutes out of your day and send a note of gratitude and thanks to someone in your life.

Be well,

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  • Maria Northcutt November 7, 2012, 5:31 pm

    Beautiful <3

    I wrote about the subject gratitude and a book I read about it two weeks ago. http://discoveringranchlife.blogspot.com/2012/10/gratitude.html

    I believe that gratitude for what we have attract more good things to our lifes – makes us happier- we feel even more grateful = and itΒ΄s a circle of good things going on in our lifes.

  • Linda November 7, 2012, 8:02 pm

    Happy belated birthday, Tammy. I love your list of tiny pleasures. I am reading your book, and thoroughly enjoying it! My thanks today is to you for sharing the words of wisdom you have learned and continue to learn. And for sharing the beautiful pictures you take!

  • Paul - The Kind Little Blogger November 8, 2012, 2:38 am

    Happy birthday Tammy and thanks for sharing the things that make you happy. πŸ™‚

  • Sherry November 8, 2012, 7:04 am

    Happy Birthday Tammy and yes to anything blackberry !

  • Alicia November 8, 2012, 7:17 am

    Happy Birthday, Tammy!!!

  • Kate November 8, 2012, 8:20 am

    Oh Tammy those slippers look heavenly! Can you tell me where they came from? Happy belated Birthday!

  • Kim Fortin November 8, 2012, 8:54 am

    Happy (Belated) Birthday, Tammy!

    I’m adoring the photo of the golden leaves on the tree with the wooden fence. I take it this was biking into town?

    Thanks also for your website and having it be a place for positive work πŸ™‚

  • Katherine November 8, 2012, 11:06 am

    Happy Birthday! May you have a wonderful year. I’ve followed your blog for some time now. You’re my inspiration. Among many changes, I know now my library card number by heart instead of my credit card. πŸ˜‰

    • Tammy Strobel November 8, 2012, 11:09 am

      Thanks Katherine! And that is such an awesome change. πŸ™‚

  • Claire/Just a little less November 8, 2012, 1:27 pm

    Hear, hear – happiness is enjoying simple pleasures.
    Love your alternative birthday cake πŸ™‚

  • Kate Loving Shenk November 8, 2012, 2:55 pm

    Dear Tammy, I came to your blog today to thank you for being on my radio show 11/6/12 and saw it was your birthday, yesterday! I trust you are still celebrating! Happy Birthday!

    Also, I am writing a blog post on your tiny house experience and wondered if I could borrow a pic of a small house from your blog?

    Thanks again, Tammy!

    Kate Loving Shenk

    • Tammy Strobel November 8, 2012, 3:35 pm

      Hi Kate – It was pleasure chatting with you! Feel free to use photos from my blog. My only request is that you give me photo credit. πŸ™‚ xo.

      • Kate Loving Shenk November 8, 2012, 4:01 pm

        Yes, that is my intention, Tammy! Perfect! Have a lovely evening!

  • Mopsa November 8, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Happy (belated) birthday!
    I was offered slippers very similar to yours, but in a Portuguese version (something like this: http://www.portugalbytradition.com/product.php?id=309). Now my feet are (almost) always warm πŸ˜›
    Thank you for the constant inspiration!

  • Analorena Gomez November 8, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Happy Birthday, and love your lifestyle. Just started reading your blog. I too feel great when I give things away. I now have to learn not to replace them πŸ™‚

  • Ann November 8, 2012, 7:10 pm

    Happy belated birthday. Hope it was a great day. I really enjoy your blog; you’re inspiring!

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