Happiness Is…

Happiness is wearing a long sleeve t-shirt.

Happiness is watching magical reunions happen in baggage claim.

Happiness is holding a newborn baby.

Happiness is a new coat of nail polish.

Happiness is an encouraging text message in the middle of the day.

Happiness is snail mail.

Happiness is an empty email inbox at the end of a workday.

Happiness is laughing so hard you can’t breathe.

Happiness is the blank pages of a new journal.

Happiness is an unlikely friendship.

Happiness is zero humidity in Houston.

Happiness is hearing your name from someone you didn’t think knew your name.

Happiness is my mom’s chocolate chip banana bread mini-muffins.

Happiness is the straight lines on the carpet left over from vacuuming.

Happiness is an empty laundry basket, even if it only lasts for a day.

Happiness is your favorite song getting played on the radio when you’re driving.

Sometimes it’s just the little things in life.

Your turn.

Happiness is…


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  1. 201
    Kayla M. says:

    Happiness is being able to bless someone who can’t give anything back.
    Happiness is hearing your childrens laughter.
    Happiness is clean little boys in snug pajamas.

  2. 202
    Alicia says:

    …is the warmth in your hands when holding a fresh cup of coffee.

    …is getting an email from an old friend.

    …is your husband holding you when you collapse into tears. again.

    …is hearing the name of Jesus and the reflections of His birth in Christmas songs.

    …is creating a gift for your parents that you know they will abolutely love.

    …is making our first christmas card as a married couple.

    …is having a home full of people studying the word together, eating and enjoying a meal you made by faith because you aren’t that great of a cook.

    …is a cupcake.

  3. 203
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Happiness is:

    Having your bible study teacher redirect your thoughts to lay your burdens down at the cross. To refocus on Jesus not the circumstances and He WILL do the rest!!

  4. 204
    sharon says:

    Happiness is……..being in the delivery room to witness the birth of your grandchild.

    Happiness is……..all my siblings and their families getting together

    Happiness is……..discovering something you thought you lost years ago

    Happiness is……seeing your daughter marry her prince charming

    Happiness is…….even after 30 years of marriage your heart still skips a beat when you see your husband.

  5. 205
    Karen says:

    Happiness is…the overwhelming feeling of love when I see my nieces and nephews.
    Happiness is…the privilege of attending a church that I love with people that I consider family.
    Happiness is…girlfriends!!!
    Happiness is…pumpkin creamer in my coffee!!
    Happiness is…a friend’s precious two year old running to jump in my arms when she sees me!
    Happiness is…listening to a five month old baby giggle until they can barely breath!
    Happiness is…Bible study on Wednesday nights with a precious group of Christian women!
    Happiness is…a Sunday afternoon nap!
    Happiness is…knowing that there is a God who loves me all the time!!! 🙂

  6. 206
    Katy says:

    Happiness is the sound of little footsteps running around my house.

  7. 207
    ann says:

    A phone call from my far-away son

    Christmas music while I work


  8. 208
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Happiness is . . . watching, experiencing your children bloom! (under the watchful eye of God, (answered prayers over them! ) ) <3

  9. 209
    Michele says:

    Today…Jesus. Just Jesus.

  10. 210
    Christina says:

    Happiness is an empty dishwasher

  11. 211
    Leigh says:

    …a Starbuck’s Non-fat No whip Peppermint Mocha
    …birds’ singing during prayers
    …hearing the laughter of my daughter
    …hugs from my son when he is home from college
    …talks with my Dad
    …new running shoes
    …reading weekly BSF notes
    …sitting on a gulf coast beach
    …singing Christmas hymns
    …watching SEC football with my family
    …unexpected gifts, given and received

  12. 212
    EmilyC says:

    Happiness is checking your email and receiving a few of the Lord’s words that start your day off right.

  13. 213
    Lori in Nashville, TN says:

    That first cup of fresh coffee in the morning..with your favorite creamer mixed in.

  14. 214
    Kathy says:

    Knowing that no matter how much I screw up, Jesus still has me!

  15. 215
    Lindsey Runda says:

    Happiness is coming home to my husband cleaning our apartment.

    Happiness is finding out I really can go home for Christmas, and it is not just in my dreams.

    Happiness is the first smells of spring after a long winter.

  16. 216
    Michelle says:

    Happiness is….laughing ’till you snort!

  17. 217
    Jana says:

    a cold diet coke first thing in the morning!
    Happiness is hearing Beth Moore speak the WORD OF GOD in Truth just after hearing someone else twist it around and then praying for that person to hear the truth themselves!

  18. 218
    Sister Lynn says:

    Happiness is finding a new post on the LPM blog!
    Happiness is getting to sing your favorite hymn in church.
    Happiness is definitely holding a newborn baby!
    Happiness is sunshine in winter.
    Happiness is the expectancy, eagerness and joy of Advent season!

  19. 219
    Michele says:

    Happiness is girls night out without guilt
    Happiness is seeing God answer prayers in your husband’s life, and both of you knowing it was GOD:)
    Happiness is this blog whether you are cheering us up, on challenging us to be more.

  20. 220
    Dee Dee says:

    Happiness is going to bed with your house cleaned and laundry caught and wake up to your house cleaned and laundry caught up!

    Happiness is walking across the sand dunes to see and smell the ocean and feel the stress of the day leave your body.

  21. 221
    Irene Talaasen says:

    Happiness is reading these comments with tears in my eyes and agreeing wholeheartedly and being so blessed!! Thank you Lindsee! 🙂

  22. 222
    Mindy says:

    Happiness is waking up thinking (and smiling) about some middle school boys that I adore.

  23. 223
    Theresa Clark says:

    Your daughter telling you that she has the sweetest mom in the worild.

    Being told that your 4-month-old grandson is grabbing the phone at the sound of your voice.

    Knowing that as the days get closer to Christmas you will have 2 weeks off for vacation.

    Opening the door to see your daughter, son-in-law and grandson at your door after a 12 hour road trip.

    A husband who calls you from Hobby Lobby and asks, “Need anything?” (It did happen – he was aggravating me – but when I gave him the list – he got all I needed!) 🙂

    Knowing that Jesus is preparing a place in Heaven with my name on it!

  24. 224
    Kay says:

    Happiness is … cold milk with chocolate cake.
    Happiness is … hugging a child, especially your own.
    Happiness is … a new book.
    Happiness is … watching a new believer be baptized.
    Happiness is … knowing your husband will be home from a week in Europe – tonight!!!

  25. 225
    NurseRae says:

    …a mug of coffee and the Word
    …my niece and nephews running to give me hugs when I visit
    …finding my back deck strung with Christmas lights while I was at work-I may have grinned
    …a random lunch date with friends
    …laughing til I have a six-pack (or should at least)
    …s’mores, hot chocolate, and a bonfire with my cousins

  26. 226
    Sally says:

    Seeing the Lord answer a very specific prayer
    Laughing with my husband
    When someone outside of the family praises one of my kids to me (even at 18 and 21)
    Deep connections with long term friends
    Skyping with a friend on the other side of the planet
    Encouraging texts and emails
    Hot coffee available the moment I wake up (kind of rare)
    New socks
    Great nights sleep
    Christmas and Christmas music

  27. 227
    Letha says:

    Happiness is…watching as your grandchildren stop whatever they are doing and run to hug you yelling “Nana!”

  28. 228
    Letha says:

    Happiness is…your husband surprising you with a Vanilla Coke Zero from Sonic just because.

  29. 229
    Angela says:

    …is getting flowers on your Birthday!

    …is arms wrapped around your knees as you enter the door!

    ….is watching your daughter marry her prince and her brother preside over the ceremony!

  30. 230
    Kristin says:

    Happiness is….teaching a classroom of special needs kiddos!

  31. 231
    Krisitna says:

    Happiness is folding laundry in quietness while kids at school and husband at work.
    Happiness is two hour delays so I can sleep in.
    Happiness is being with the my family everynight and laughing at silly things.
    Happiness is seeing my husband after a long day at work.
    Happiness is knowing Jesus will never let go…never.
    Happiness is knowing I have been made whiter than snow through the blood of Jesus Christ.

  32. 232
    Amber K says:

    Happiness is…listening to my three sons laugh and my husband laughing with them.

    LOVE that sound.

  33. 233
    Kathie Mullins says:

    Happiness is….snuggling close with your grandchild (one at a time).

  34. 234
    Judy says:

    Happiness is mulching a huge yard of leaves and watching them disappear!

    Happiness is letting your 9 year old granddaughter take over the lawn mower and seeing the sparkle in her eyes when she makes the leaves disappear!

  35. 235
    Jodi Battle says:

    Happiness is..
    Snuggling with my babies (24,21,10& 6) watching Christmas movies! Just pure moments.

  36. 236
    Kathy Baker says:

    Happiness is an unexpected visit from my grandchildren.

  37. 237
    Lisa Lynch says:

    Happiness is… walking hand in hand with my husband through our town on a Saturday morning.

  38. 238
    Tanya Hoffman says:

    Happiness is…curling up in front of the fire on a cold day with a good book.

  39. 239
    Vickie says:

    Happiness is….watching my 74 y/o Mom act like a 16 y/o
    around her new husband, its hysterical..I’m beyond thankful God has given them this precious gift.

    Happiness is….the unspoken words between myself and my husband….just quiet togetherness.

    Happiness is…knowing your grown kids truly love & serve our mighty GOD.

    Happiness is….a bouquet of Johnquills in the spring.

    Happiness is….hearing a baby laugh anywhere, anytime.

    Happiness is….laughing so hard you can hardly breathe.

    Happiness is…..hearing my kids talk about God and not being able to control their emotions, their passion humbles me to my knees sometimes.

    Happiness is….knowing Beth & Melissa are working on a new study…woohoo!!!

    Happiness is….reading this entire blog and realizing the abundance in our lives.


  40. 240
    Cathie, OH says:

    Happiness is hearing my 5 year old grandson belt out the Christmas story from Luke 2, word for word, without hestiation. It blesses my heart to know that he has hidden these words in his heart already…

  41. 241
    Mary Lou says:

    Happiness is…your child saying I love you out of the blue…especially if that child usually thinks she’s too old and too cool to say such things to mom.

    Happiness is…my 11 year old’s giggle. I have to laugh when I hear her.

    Happiness is…a best friend who married my cousin and gave her life to the Lord. She’s a BFF, cousin-in-law, and sister all at the same time!

    Happiness is…

  42. 242
    sherry says:

    Happiness is…

    hearing my little sister giggle

    folded clothes, put away!

    iced coffee with almond joy creamer

    Bible study with the “DEAR JOHN’s

    BFF’s that just know you…you know?

    BFF’s that you’ve known forever…you know?

    Turtle necks and sweaters

    Waxing Poetic Jewlrey

    Fresh, clean flannel sheets

    Travis Cottrel music

    Sugar cookie flavored PEEPS dipped in chocolate


    • 242.1
      Desiree Grosgebauer says:

      Where oh where do you get those peeps?!?! Love the chocolate covered at Easter but have never seen sugar cookie:)

  43. 243
    Betty M says:

    Happiness is
    First and foremost knowing I am a child of the King!!!
    Telling others about Jesus esp kids!
    Having my new minischnauzer curl up beside me and give me a face wash while I am reading a book.
    Finding $20 in a jacket pocket I did not know was there.
    Watching a heavy snowfall out my window some morning and knowing I do not have to be out in it!
    Horefrost on trees in ND after a very foggy night! You Texans have no idea how beautiful that is. The whole world sparkles.
    Hearing my whole family laugh at something funny.
    Trail riding on my fav horse with friends.
    Knowing that Lord willing I get to see Beth in person at another LPM event next year!!!
    Happiness is love given and shared!!
    Betty M

  44. 244
    Barbara says:

    Happiness is hearing from my children & knowing that they are happy! But even just Ok (in good health) is good! 😀

  45. 245
    Wendy says:

    Getting my roots done!

  46. 246
    Casey says:

    Happiness is:
    – coloring with a new box of crayons.
    – scooping the swirly thing out of the center of a new tub of butter.
    – scrubbing the letters off a new bar of soap.
    – squishing a new can of play-doh.

  47. 247
    Kortney says:

    Happiness is Caramel lattes!

  48. 248
    Kiersten Griffith says:

    Happiness is realizing you make an impact in others’ lives.
    Happiness is the joy to feel when realizing your passion is beginning to grow.
    Happiness is a new book and a good cup of coffee.
    Happiness is knowing you’ve finished your first semester in college and are still alive.
    Happiness is knowing you will see your family and friends in less than a week.
    Happiness is the Christmas season.
    Happiness is making new friends.

  49. 249
    Diana says:

    Happiness is… feeling the prescence of the Lord all over me waking me in the wee hours of the morning to sit and talk with Him

    Happiness is… knowing that He has a calling on my childrens lives. my children! oh my how i am in awe that He has blessed me with sons that hear His voice! 🙂

    Happiness is… waking from the most precious dream ever and not wanting it to end but knowing that God will bring it to pass

    Happiness is…sipping on hot cocoa while watching the christmas lights twinkle on a beautifully lit christmas tree

    Happiness is… being free to praise and worship my Lord and Saviour

    Happiness is… setting my feet in the cool white sand and watching the ocean roar and the sun set

    Happiness is… seeing girlfriends who really love you and you love them smile

    Happiness is… pasta and red gravy 🙂

    Happiness is… that feeling in your spirit when you recieve revelation from the Lord Himself!!

    Happiness is…Christmas cookies

    Happiness is… Beth Moore studies!! i absolutely am overjoyed at the prospect of sitting through one of her studies.. i am like a little girl at Christmas when i know one is coming up!! :))

  50. 250
    Stacey says:

    Happiness is a hug.
    Happiness is a smile.
    Happiness is laughter.

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