Favorite Things + Happiness Tag

Two similar tags today — the Tag of Happiness and These are a Few of My Favorite Things Tag. It’s all about happy favorites. ^_^ And LISTS! (Because lists.)

Obviously, this post is by no means an exhaustive list of my favorites/things that make me happy. XD Just whatever I thought of off the top of my head. *nods*

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Tag

I was tagged by Shantelle @ A Writer’s Heart for These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Tag — thanks Shantelle! ^_^ (Everyone check out her lovely blog, do!)

The rules are: (1) Write down ten of my favorite things, and (2) Tag at least three others.

(These may be all bookish/writerly. Just warning you. *coughcough*)

10 of My Favorite Things (which make me happy)

  1. That feeling you get when you spot a book at a library sale that you’ve been wanting to read.
  2. The hushed quiet inner energy of delight and wonder at all the awaiting worlds of books you feel when you step into a bookstore or library.
  3. Writing the last sentence of a story.
  4. Reorganizing my bookshelves.
  5. Starting a new journal or notebook (extra points if it’s with a new pen!).
  6. NaNoWriMo. (It also makes me despairing and panicky and insane, but happy is probably the dominating factor. Most of the time. So… yeah. A favorite. :))
  7. Playing with book lists etc. on Goodreads.
  8. Blogging.
  9. The little rush of buzzing fuzzy-feeling of happy excitement when someone comments on my blog. ^_^
  10. Getting book mail in the mail.  ❤

Tag of Happiness

Shantelle @ A Writer’s Heart and Abi @ Rambling Writer tagged me for The Tag of Happiness! Thanks very much to both of you! Being tagged made me happy. ^_^

Once again, not an exhaustive list…


  • Take the banner and put it in your post
  • List as many things as you want in each category
  • Come up with more categories if you wish
  • Tag as many people as you want

Songs That Make Me Happy

  • Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey
  • Never-Ending Road by Loreena McKennit
  • Forbidden Friendship (from How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Dreaming of Bag End (The Hobbit soundtrack)
  • basically the entire soundtrack of The Return of the King

Books That Make Me Happy

Um. How long do you have? XD …I will restrain myself to a few. *cough*

  • Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)
  • The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
  • Paper Crowns (Mirriam Neal)
  • The Gammage Cup (Carol Kendall)
  • The Ordinary Princess (M. M. Kaye)
  • The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall)
  • Broken Glass and Corroded Thorns (Emma Clifton)
  • Illusionarium (Heather Dixon)
  • Searching for Dragons (Patricia C. Wrede)
  • Prince Valiant (Hal Foster)

Movies That Make Me Happy

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Prince of Persia
  • How to Train Your Dragon (#1 and #2)
  • The Avengers
  • Tangled

Short Films That Make Me Happy (category I added)

  • La Luna (Pixar short with Brave)
  • The Blue Umbrella (Pixar short with Monsters University)

Foods That Make Me Happy

  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Tortellini
  • strawberries
  • apricots
  • Strawberry Haagen-dazs ice-cream
  • anything chocolate
  • most lemon/mint/orange flavored things

Words That Make Me Happy

  • Enigma
  • Recalcitrant
  • Adamant
  • Twilight (or… I used to like it, before it was ruined… *sniffs*)
  • Grey
  • Paradox
  • Resplendent
  • Infinity

Scents That Make Me Happy

  • vanilla
  • peppermint
  • fresh-cut grass
  • the approach of rain

Random Things That Make Me Happy

  • otters
  • hummingbirds
  • roses
  • Scottish accents
  • puffins
  • Celtic crosses
  • fireflies and stars at night


How about you, roadlings? Do any of these make you happy? What are a few of your favorite things? Steal the tag if it would make you happy! 🙂

(And please tell me I’m not the only one with a certain song from The Sound of Music stuck in my head. XD *frolics away humming something about brown paper packages tied up with strings*)