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“You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.” ~Al Capone

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Source: lovebuildsthishappyhome.blogspot.com

Sunday’s Be Happy Challenge:

– Favorite Photo of You Smiling. –

I hate pictures of myself.  Maybe it’s because I need want braces and a boob job.  (There’s my birthday list, honey…)  But, for the last Be Happy Challenge post for June, here’s my favorite pic of me smiling.

Photo by Leslie Dobbe Photography

Photo by Leslie Dobbe Photography

This was taken at my little sister’s wedding.  I love this picture because I actually have a real smile on my face!  I’m infamous for my “fake” photo smiles… You know – the ones where someone with a camera says, “Smile!,” so you paste a quick smile on your face, and then as soon as they’re finished taking the pic, you wipe it off really quickly?  Yeah, that one.  Well this is a real smile!  I’m so happy for my sister and new brother, and this day was a happy one in the midst of several darker ones for me.


“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” ~Yip Harburg

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Source: lovebuildsthishappyhome.blogspot.com

Sunday’s Be Happy Challenge:

– Three Songs That Put You in a Good Mood. –

As you know, I love music.  I have playlists for everything: working out [ha!], boating, lying on the beach, self pity parties, etc.  I can find appropriate music for any mood I can ever imagine feeling.

Here are three songs that can put me in a good mood every time I hear them!

1. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

“Don’t worry about a thing,

‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”

2. Love – Matt White

“And love… such a silly game we play,

Like a summer’s day in May.”

3. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles

“Happy ever after in the market place…”

How can any of these not cheer you up and make you smile?!

“Go ahead, make my day.” ~Dirty Harry

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Source: lovebuildsthishappyhome.blogspot.com

Today’s Be Happy Challenge:

– Three Random Things That Can Instantly Make Your Day. –

I’m actually pretty easy to please.  But there are a few things that can immediately make my day!  Of course, you already know about the Hazelnut Frappuchinos, so I’ll skip that one!

1. Give me a .45, and take me to the shooting range.

I love to shoot.  And I’m not too terrible of a shot, either.  The weird thing is that, even though I’m a lefty, I shoot right-handed, but I’m left-eye dominant.  That makes it a little weird, but I’m actually pretty good.  (Side Note: I really want this Sig Mosquito.)

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Source: XDTalk.com

2. Hearing the boys tell me Yo Mama jokes.

My favorite to date:  Yo mama is so fat, that when she puts on a yellow raincoat, people start yelling, “Taxi! Taxi!”

Source: Soda Head

Source: Soda Head

3. Driving my car.

I love my car.  I love love love it.  I’ve always wanted a Mustang, but obviously there was no way I could fit two carseats in the back of one.  Now that my kids are finally old enough to not need them and are officially taller than I am, I finally don’t have to drive a tank!  Every time I hit the gas pedal in my car, I smile!  I admit, I was so excited to get my dream car a few years ago, that I jumped at the first offer we found.  Looking back, I should have gotten the next year’s model or the fancier one, but regardless of which one I got, I love it!

Other random things that can usually make my day: going out on the boat, lying in bed listening to the rain, watching a beautiful lightning storm, hearing the waves crash as I lie on the beach soaking up some rays, frozen tropical drinks.

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