Spring Sunshine: Happiness Highlights

*One of my 2021 goals was to keep a Happiness Highlights journal. I plan on sharing some of my happy moments each month to hold myself accountable. I hope they help you pause and recognize all the great small things that are happening in your life.*

April flew by for me! We started the month off with snow and ended it with spring flowers and 80°F weather. I always enjoy when the seasons change because there are so many new and exciting things to do. For me, the warmer weather means more time spent outside working in my yard, going for walks or bike rides, and camping. April provided a lot of beautiful days to enjoy the sunshine and I took full advantage.

April Happiness Highlights:

  • Walking with my mom.
  • Reading in my hammock.
  • The sunshine!
  • Taking a break with an afternoon vanilla chai.
  • I celebrated my 6-month blogiversary.
  • An afternoon hanging out with my nephew to celebrate his birthday.
  • The warm breeze making its way through my open windows and into my home.
  • Lightening my load by selling outgrown clothes from my girls at a consignment sale (Plus, I made some money!)
  • A nature walk where we spotted birds, turtles, frogs, and a snake.
  • I found a new blogger that I like- Living by Eden. Here is one of her posts you might enjoy- Things I No Longer Buy

Do you have any Happiness Highlights from your month that you would like to share? If you wrote a post about enjoying the sunshine and spending time outside, include a link!

Published by Suzanne- Happily Decluttered

Hi!! My name is Suzanne and I live in central PA with my husband and three girls. I love yoga, pickleball, camping, spending time with my family, and decluttering!

15 thoughts on “Spring Sunshine: Happiness Highlights

  1. Hi Suzanne,

    I enjoy Living by Eden’s blog as well.

    Happiness highlights:

    – Getting prints in the post from Lara Oztekin (artist)
    – Cups of spicy chai
    – Sunny weather
    – Coca-cola (bad habit, but still)
    – Starting a new journal

    Thanks for the prompt, always good to count our blessings!

  2. So thrilled to be part of your April happiness highlights – and glad to hear it was a sunny and relaxing month. You inspired me in a previous comment to start drinking chai again! So delicious

    1. 😀😀😁I really enjoy your blog. I’m excited to read more!

      Chai is so yummy!! I look forward to having a cup every day. It is my time to just sit and be completely present. ☕️😀

    1. Thanks! Before I started my journal, I was starting to replay sad moments and I was started to feel pretty low. My journal has helped me refocus on all of the positive in my life.

      I hope you had an awesome April as well.😀

      1. I know the importance of where our focus is. While I haven’t been keeping a specific journal, I try to keep the happy in mind. I think actually writing it down will be better. April was indeed nice, thank you.

  3. Dinner with family and friends
    Phone calls from lots of wonderful people
    my writing is on track
    Lots of not so good that fades away with the good

  4. Such a sweet post, Suzanne! Gratitude is indeed important. I believe it increases the good coming our way. I love your list! Mine includes having our backyard landscaped & having an inside dinner with friends for the first time in over a year! Also, our weather has warmed up, and hiking in the cool mornings before the earth heats up always makes me happy! Have a good week, my friend! 🌞

    1. I agree! Ever since I started writing down my happiness highlights, I have started noticing so many great things in my day that I overlooked before. Thank you for sharing some of your highlights! You can’t get much better than a backyard oasis, time with friends, and hiking. 😀☀️👍

  5. Oh wow these are lovely!
    My happiness moments are
    cuddling with my daughter
    Drinking hot tea in front of the fireplace
    Watching series
    Having my favourite eggs 😊

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