Embrace The Ordinary: 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.*


Looking back over all my May Happiness Highlights for the month, I noticed that I listed many things that others might consider a chore or boring routine. Mowing, weeding, and making a trip to the store, all made my list. Believe it or not, all of these things do bring me joy. By focusing on the positive of each task, I can turn something mundane into something I look forward to. Embracing the ordinary things makes each day great!

May Happiness Highlights:

  • Extending my garden to include more blueberry and blackberry bushes.
  • Camping to celebrate my daughter’s 4th birthday.
  • Improving my Disc Golf skills from terrible to not so terrible.
  • Quiet bike rides alone.
  • My Vinyasa Yoga class.
  • Updating my goal tracker using some fun bullet journal ideas.
  • Catching up with old friends
  • If you like nature photos, you should check Steve Gingold’s blog. Click here to see one of my favorites he posted recently.

Do you have any Happiness Highlights from your month that you would like to share? If you wrote a post about embracing ordinary things, 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 camping, gardening, spending time with my family, and decluttering!

9 thoughts on “Embrace The Ordinary: Happiness Highlights

  1. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) – Canada – Hi there! I’m Michelle and I live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I am married with two young adult daughters. I’m a big fan of reducing waste, using less plastic, decluttering and simplifying life as much as possible.
    Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says:

    A couple of highlights for me this month: celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday, and getting my garden planted.

    1. Fun! Planting a garden is always enjoyable for me too. I hope everything grows well for you!

      1. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) – Canada – Hi there! I’m Michelle and I live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I am married with two young adult daughters. I’m a big fan of reducing waste, using less plastic, decluttering and simplifying life as much as possible.
        Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says:

        I hope so too. Right now we desperately need some rain.

    1. That is a highlight for sure!!

  2. Love your highlights as always, Suzanne! We went for a bike ride on a trail through a park last week, and saw a bunch of kids playing soccer & their parents cheering them on. Some were masked, but most weren’t. Also, I climbed without a mask yesterday for the first time since last June. I am so grateful things are returning to normal here! Hope your area is, too! 🌞

    1. Thanks! 😀Things are getting a little more normal around here too.

  3. Amorina Rose – Australia – Lover of books and writing, and appreciative of all the arts. On a discovery mission to find beautiful things and they are everywhere
    Amorina Rose says:

    My granddaughter made me a necklace with these pretty beads and wove my name through it. It was so normal. It was lovely.

    1. That does sound lovely! Thanks for sharing.😀

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