Thursday, February 9, 2012

3 Aisles Make Me Happy

If you have been following lately you know that I have joined Kim Klassen and her Beyond Layers 52 week course.  This week she encourages us to search for, think about, and write down "things that make us happy".  My list is growing and continues to grow each day.  I don't believe there will ever be an end to the things that make me happy.  Today I thought about Trader Joe's, that small store with only 3 aisles makes me so happy.  I decided this morning that having a bunch of red tulips was an absolute necessity which meant I needed to make a trip to Trader Joe's.  Now I know there are other places that could supply me with a bunch of red tulips, but not a happy place like Trader Joe's.  Walking thru the front door, the flowers are displayed smack dab in front before you can even begin the fun food shopping that awaits in those 3 meager, but pack-filled aisles.  Disappointment washed over me...there were no red tulips.  Oh no.  Not to worry, there were enough flowers that I was able to soften my disappointment with a mixed bouquet of roses, daisies, lilies, & greens and a couple of bunches of daffodils.  Daffodils oh my.  Spring has sprung in those 3 aisles at Trader Joe's.  And to make the trip even better was purchasing and about to be devoured, Chocolate Filled French Toast.  Does that sound decadent or what??  OMG, I know French Toast is supposedly a breakfast food, but I am very tempted to pop one in the microwave right now, mound it with a generous scoop of vanilla ice-cream and enjoy it no matter what the clock says.  Now you tell me....how can roses, daisies, lilies, daffodils and chocolate french toast not make you HAPPY!!!!  Add that to your list!!

Sharing with Deb at This or That Thursday








Help make me even happier by dropping by a collaborative blog that I have been invited to join....Focusing On Life.  There are 10 of us ladies that "met" thru our love of photography, joining together to create this blog that we hope will encourage, teach, nuture and support one another and our readers.  Please stop by and give us a peek.

"How simple it is to see all the worry in the world cannot control the future.  How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now."  ~  Gerald Jampolsky

Until next time.....

16 comments:

  1. I love my Trader Joe's. But yours only has THREE AISLES??? How DO they fit everything in?

    Kathy

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  2. These are so beautiful. I love them. Especially the last two...they need to be framed!

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  3. Such beautiful images here - i especially love your first one.

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  4. Your happiness was contagious, right through the monitor! I totally went along on your happiness trip - thanks for sharing! And, btw, the photos are great - so soft and romantic and perfect for a reminder that spring WILL come again. thanks for the visit.

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  5. I wish we had a TJ's here, even if it was 3 aisles! I love your photos and they made me happy today.

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  6. i would love to have a TJ's around here. i have to go to a bigger city, we are too small. i love breakfast foods for dinner. it makes me happy. great photos ... i love flowers. i know spring has got to be right around corner ... i can just tell. or at least i'm hoping. (:

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  7. Felt like I was right there at Trader Joe's with you - still smiling! Lovely images as always... I'm off to visit your collaborative blog. ":o)
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  8. Beautiful shots, love all of them!

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  9. Beautiful shots! And I'm so jealous that you have a Trader Joe's. :)

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  10. I love all you shots but I have a soft spot for the first one with little nest.
    Stay happy.

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  11. No Trader Jo's here . . . I love that first shot, anything bird related makes me happy!! See -----> : )

    And I love that last quote!!

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  12. I didn't know you can buy french toast and had never heard of chocolate french toast! No doubt it's delicious.
    The flowers are lovely, even if not your first choice.

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  13. OMG chocolate filled french toast sounds wonderful. It's lunch time in the UK and Im having to fast due to a small op this afternoon and now you have my mouth watering for just a small mouthful! Your series of flower images make me happy such uplifting colours and a sure sign spring is on its way!

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  14. Congrats on the collaborative blog. I'm off to take a peek!

    Pretty photos, Deanna. All of them!

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  15. I love these Daffodil photos, also the birds nest and gorgeous rustic chair, all so beautiful! That french toast sounds so incredibly delicious, wow, enjoy! :-)

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