How awesome is the spreading of Happiness?

Big thanks and hugs to Ms. Mango, at Gain Through the Pain
Big thanks and hugs to Ms. Mango, at Gain Through the Pain

Ms. Mango of Gain through the Pain, she ‘happified’ me! Me! And she did it on a day I r-e-a-l-l-y needed it. On a day I wrote about hatred in our world. On a day that wasn’t a Monday, but felt like the mother of all Mondays. On a day that genuinely needed some bliss and delight, she gave me the HAPPINESS TAG!

Normally, I’m kvelling (oozing with joy), holding my glass half full and needing sunscreen SPF 50, for my very own sunny disposition. Thank you ever so Ms. Mango for literally lifting me out of a place I seldom go anymore. You pounced in time to prevent the pity party protocol! I am so very grateful, and, well, Happy! You my dear, make me happy!

To know that my therapeutic writing blogging helps put a smile on Ms. Mango’s punim (face) gives me extra nachas (joy, not to be confused with ‘nachos,’ which can be joyful if made exceedingly well)!

Official Rules, sanctioned by the blogosphere honor guard:

  • 5 Things that make you happy
  • 5 Songs that make you happy.
  • 5 Bloggers that make you happy — Let them know you nominated them, then, a light nosh (snack) perhaps, and you are done

So here goes.

Happy x 5 (How lucky am I, having a real list of totally nachas inducing (happy making) things, that far exceeds the one below. Oh, how I can go on!):

  1. The Mrs., Big and Little
My girls...
My girls…
  1. Rescuing the Great Gatsby
The boychik (little boy) of the family!
The boychik (little boy) of the family!
  1. The sound of the Mrs. laughinggets me every time! A picture doesn’t do this one justice. Plus, in case you haven’t noticed, the Mrs., she likes to stay behind the lens and the scenes. Just know that even the thought of her laughter as I am typing, so vivid in my mind and in my ears, is filling my heart and I am grinning like the Cheshire cat!
  1. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: No picture. I tried, I really did. Twice actually. But, it’s gone now and it was delicious! A nice nosh (little snack) any time of day or year.
  1. Blogging with Yiddish on WordPress: oh what fun I am having, sharing my thoughts and feelings, meeting real haimisheh (warm, down-to-earth) people in this wonderful community, experiencing catharsis and actually knowing that I have readers friends who read, and smile. Forgive me; I’m kvelling (bursting with pride) inside again! Oy!

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Songs x 5 (Another tough one to limit!) Pipes, piano and lyrics all matter:

  1. And I’m telling You, I’m not Going, Jennifer Hudson from Dreamgirls
  1. Piano Man, Billy Joel
  1. The Power of Two, Indigo Girls
  1. Philosophy, Ben Folds Five
  1. When we were Young, Adele You tube wouldn’t let me play it from my little blogging site, so please, give a listen here. Pipes! Vey iz mere! (OMG!)

My 5 Bloggers (hard to limit!!!) that give me nachas (make me Happy)

  1. Donna at yadadarcyyada
  2. Su at Ethan&Evelyn
  3. Trista at DomesticatedMomster
  4. Renee at LifeInTheBoomerLane
  5. Louise at PinkPearBear

Happiness and Nachas to all! I wish I could list all of you! Mwah!




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48 thoughts on “How awesome is the spreading of Happiness?

  1. Your post came at a perfect time. We are dealing with losing my FIL and planning his funeral at the moment so a dose of happiness was just what I needed. Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty. #mg


  2. Loved this post, Lisa. I simply enjoy the way you write – you have such a refreshing style. BUT I cannot agree with on mint chocolate chip ce cream. It is good to sometimes stop and reflect on what makes us happy when we’re having a bad day. #bigpinklink

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      1. Just double triple chocolate, please! Coffee ice cream sounds brilliant. I’m more of a cake girl, I would have to say and ice cream cake is the best invention since sliced bread, me thinks!

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  3. Ahh this is such a lovely idea, I LOVE to read happy posts and share the happiness!! It’s so important to focus on the things that make us happy, it’s far too easy some days to focus on the negatives! #mg

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  4. I love this idea for a tag post. I especially LOVE that the sound of your Mrs. laughing is something that makes you smile like the “Cheshire Cat”. It’s sweet to hear nice love stories like, so seldom we do. I have to say there isn’t much more that excites more than the sound of my husband walking through the door after work 🙂 #momsterlink

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  5. Dark days are hard and seeing some of the things happening in our world can be overwhelming.It is great to read a happiness post and to share what makes us love life! I love Ben folds Five! Thanks for sharing with me at #mg lovely

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  6. Ah I love this post, and your song choices! Especially piano man….it’s stuck in my head now lol. I love the pictures of you and the Mrs and big and little, made my heart melt. I also love the Yiddish lingo you add in here and there it really adds to your blog and makes it feel unique and fun to read. Thanks for the happiness mojo and for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

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  7. So wonderful! You have such amazing things in your life that make you happy. Even on the down and difficult days it is always important to have priceless points of joy to rely on. LOVE the music selection, Piano Man is definitely one of my favorite morning tunes to get in the mood for the day. Enjoy your day and keep smiling 🙂

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  8. Oh WoW! Thank you so much for nominating me. I am very flattered. I was reading your post with the kids and they were mimicking Ben Folds Five plays the piano. It was so cute! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost I love your happy list. Your list made me smile. 🙂 xx

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  9. I feel honored to have made your happy bloggers list *smiles like Chestire the cat*. This is a great list of things to be happy about and I might just have to tag myself and give it a whirl. Thanks for linking with #momsterslink lovely lady!


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