50 Happy Things for 2015: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude

Published December 21, 2015 by rochellewisoff


If you’d like to join in, here’s how it works: set a timer for 10 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list. The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2015, or 50 thing that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; write what comes to mind in the time allotted. When the timer’s done, stop writing. If you haven’t written 50 things, that’s ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can’t feel too happy or too grateful!

To join the bloggers who have come together for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the blue frog at the bottom of this post. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. 4) Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List.

Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise.

Thanks to Dawn Landau for the invitation to participate in this happy exercise! For more information on how to participate click on her name. 



Here’s mine. I didn’t think I could type that fast. But I did all 50 in 10 minutes and then thought of other things I could’ve said.

  1. Jan, my husband of 44 yearsat the banquet
  2. Jeanie Loiacono, my agent.
  3. Good health

    Jeanie's trying to make me look tall. How's it working?

    Jeanie’s trying to make me look tall. How’s it working?

  4. An indoor pool close within walking distance
  5. My three sons, Shannon, Travis and Christian
  6. Granddaughter – Oliveswimmer
  7. A nice house
  8. 2 published novels
  9. A car that’s paid off
  10. More clothes than I really need.

    Unnecessary Bakery Uniform

    Unnecessary Bakery Uniform

  11. Good friends
  12. Friday Fictioneers
  13. Worldwide friends I’ve met through Friday Fictioneers
  14. Artistic talent and ways to use it.

    © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

    © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

  15. Enough food to eat
  16. My God and Faith
  17. Dance
  18. Plenty of paper
  19. A working computer
  20. W&B publisherstwins
  21. A sense of humor
  22. Laughter
  23. A telephone and friends to call
  24. Blooming houseplants in my kitchen
  25. The prospect of two more books to be published in 2016
  26. A good insurance plan
  27. Hot and cold running water
  28. Legs that work
  29. Ears that hear
  30. Music
  31. Sweet scents to smellRetirement Flowers
  32. A nose that works
  33. A healthy imagination
  34. Mentors who have encouraged me along the writing path
  35. Warmth in winter
  36. Air conditioning in summer.

    Ted Strutz and my Book

    Ted Strutz

  37. Books to read
  38. A doctor who understands my needs to not take pills for every ailment
  39. A healthy mouth after a summer of oral surgery and bone infection.
  40. Cool clean drinking water.
  41. A soft bed to sleep on
  42. Scented candles
  43. Happy memories


    Friday Fictioneers past and present: L to R: Beth Carter, Moi, Madison Woods (who started it), Janet Webb, Karen Nelson, Russell Gayer, Jan Marler Morrill, Kent Bonham

  44. Eyes that see
  45. Colors…particularly purple.
  46. Waking every morning
  47. A tongue to taste with
  48. Good dry white wine
  49. Sashimi and fresh lox
  50. Skype which made the world a little smaller and more accessible

    FF Lunch with MG and David S.

    Marie Gail Stratford, Me, David Stewart


31 comments on “50 Happy Things for 2015: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude

  • Dear Amy,

    You’ve made me feel quite special and have given me reason to smile this morning.
    On facebook, Liz asked me if the second book being published was as exciting as the first. Yes. It is. And now that I’m writing the third in the series, I still feel like a beginner and I’m still incredulous that my dream that began ten years ago is coming true.

    As for my list, I didn’t think I could type fast enough to make 50 in 10 minutes. My mom who begged me to take typing would be so proud. 😉 I didn’t take typing in school, my mother sat me down with my brother’s text book. I’d be a mess without backspace and delete keys. (You wanted to know all that, right?)

    Thank you so much for being a part of what I’m thankful for.




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