I’ve been tagged again!

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roseThe lovely Poppy from A Life Less Simple has tagged me. I’m happy to take part in tagging (most people who tag me are unsure), but I will save them for a Saturday, when I don’t normally post.

This time I have to list 6 things that make me happy! Being a bit of a rebel I’m listing 8 and even this is way too short…….

1- WATER. Amazing stuff isn’t it? And it just falls out of the sky for nothing. I love drinking it, putting it into a hot water bottle and holding it close, sitting next to a stream, river, lake or ocean, bathing in it and smelling the rain. I love how it nourishes the things I eat and keeps us all alive.

2- LOVE. What better feeling is there than love? I have the love of Mr Green which is loyal, passionate and enduring. He accepts me for who I am without needing to justify myself, prove myself or take part in any dramas; a rare quality which I deeply treasure. Little miss green is the only person in the world I love unconditionally, and that is an amazing feeling which transcends any other.

3- WRITING. Give me a notebook and a pen and I’ll be happy for many hours lost in my thoughts. I love the creative buzz that comes from getting feelings into words or sharing information with others.

4- ROSES. The smell of the first rose of the season. Totally euphoric and unlike anything anyone could ever hope to capture in a bottle or in words.

5- TASTE. The taste of the first apple of the season in late August, the first raspberry fresh from the cane or the first potato dug up from the garden, steamed and served with a little butter. Nothing beats fresh produce for a taste sensation.

Being the first up in the household; getting the fire lit in the winter or getting the sunrise all to myself in the summer. Bliss, perfection and Utopia rolled into one. I need a lot of time alone and the morning is my favourite time of day.

7- SHARED VALUES. Finding people who share some of my values. The internet, although a double edged sword, has been responsible for me meeting some wonderful people who have enriched my life. I love everyone who comments on this site too. It honestly makes me feel happy to read everyone’s comments and to see that my words have meant something to you or to hear about your own experiences and lives.

8- MUSIC. Music is central to my life. A soul need. The language which knows no barriers and is expression in exquisite form. Music can change my mood in an instant and is safe with no side effects πŸ˜‰

I’m tagging:

Nadine Sellers – But I think her blog has been deleted, which would be devastating if it has πŸ™
Mrs A

The rules of this Tag are:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six things that make you happy.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

And if I haven’t tagged you or you don’t have a blog, I’d love to read 6 things that make you happy in the comments below!

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. What a fab tag Mrs G – Now I could just cop out simply on the basis that I could share all of those exactly, which must be why I love you to bits. I’ve got two tages queuing up now…will promise to do it soon. πŸ˜€

  2. esther says:

    did it: http://jemerecycle.over-blog.com/article-25515346.html (got a part in english, so at least you can read it, hihi!)

    and many things that make you happy, make me happy too, not easy to stay original….

  3. I posted 50 things I was thankful for last Thursday(Thanksgiving). lol Here’s my post link(because 50 things is WAY too much to put in a comment! lol):

  4. indiebird says:

    Hello Mrs G,
    What a great idea!! I love a lot of the things that make you happy too. Not sure I could always come up with 50 things like Kristen above but I think that writing down lists like these are a good way of appreciating what we have rather than what we don’t have and are great for depression sufferers or when you’ve just read an article in The Ecologist which makes the whole enviromental thing seem hopeless. I sometimes do lists of things that I am thankful for when I am especially low, and it can take ages but you know, it really helps. Simple, free and something anyone can do! Beats prozac any day of the week!

    p.s I am loving this site! Did I ever mention that before?!!

  5. russell says:

    Mine’s up! I enjoyed doing it.

  6. Mrs Green says:

    Hey Mrs A; am looking forward to reading yours when you get a moment to give it some thought. Funny how we share lots of the same ideas. No surprise though, eh?!

    Hey Esther; I did enjoy reading your answers; they were lovely and I share many of them too. Thanks for the translation πŸ™‚

    That’s some list, Kristen. And isn’t it wonderful to take a moment to focus on all that is good in our lives…..

    Hey Indiebird, good to see you again. I agree with what you say about focusing on Gratitude. Was there a specific article you read recently that set off this ‘hopeless’ train of thought? Sometimes we have to be very careful what we read; especially if we are sensitive or prone to worrying thoughts.

    Hi Russell; I’m going to pop over and have a nose now. Glad you enjoyed doing your list πŸ™‚ Thanks for taking part.

  7. indiebird says:

    Mrs Green, I lurk a lot here, just so you know πŸ˜‰ I just love reading what you write and find a lot of it so inspiring and also quite funny too. My dh thinks it is quite uncouth to be laughing at the laptop as much as I do! There was not just one article, but seeing piccies of a huge ocean full of platic waste is pretty depressing isn’t it, and I do try and balance out my Ecologist reading with a bit of Resurgence which is just inspiring and wonderful and helps restore my faith. To be forewarned is to be forearmed I think, so I will carry on reading a bit of this and a bit of that, and just trying to live within my (and the planets)means and learn new tricks to reduce my waste….

  8. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Indiebird, well it’s great to know you are an avid lurker and even more special when you come out of lurkdom to post something for us all to share πŸ˜‰ I’m glad I can make you laugh too; some of our day to day antics are pretty funny. I think your way of getting through balancing ‘depressing’ reading alongside ‘uplifting’ is perfect. Too much doom and gloom can paralyse us, but feeling uplifted can help us to make positive changes.

  9. so many thanks for tagging me, mrs greenest of all. yes indeed i have departed from the online world for now. i will be working on the creative end of my brain…always the recycler of thoughts and the promoter of all grounded greens. will send you samples of my articles if you care to own one for all the good you do. sadly nadine

  10. Mrs Green says:

    Nadine! I am SO glad to see you. I tried to email you and your mail bounced, so I thought I had lost sight of you for ever! I understand the need to pull back from the computer and flex your creativity – I feel the need for balance in my life too and the computer is always the first thing to go at such times. Always a pleasure to read your stuff – take good care and pop in when you can πŸ™‚

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