The things that make me the most happy are my family and friends. Here are the less obvious things...
  1. Books...real books...I love the smell of them, the feel of the pages, the weight of them in my hands
  2. Music... In all its forms. I have had a love affair with music for as long as I remember.
  3. Singing
  4. DJing karaoke and working a sound board- had to learn to do it to supplement my income as a single mom and discovered I have a gift behind a mixer.
  5. Painting
  6. My zoo- I currently have two rescued dogs and one rescued cat
  7. Cooking
  8. Making a difference in the lives of others - I was taught to leave people and things better for having been around you. I try to always follow that. I volunteer with a literacy company in Chicago and with National MS Society when I am able
  9. Cheese - cheese always makes me smile
  10. Warm towels after a bath.
  11. Clean sheets when I'm not feeling well, especially after shower and a warm towel. :)
  12. Hearing someone laugh
  13. Watching old couples
  14. Seeing kids play
  15. Having time alone to recharge
  16. Binge watching tv shows