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#MicroblogMondays 3: Makes Me Happy

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.


We watch Doctor Who every Saturday night, and Sunday morning, I go on the blogs and see what other people thought of the episode.  I tend to read other people who love the show as much as I do.

Last week, I ventured into the comments on a post, which was a mistake.  The people were tearing apart the episode, pointing out what they thought were unrealistic aspects of the plot.  (Uh… do these people realize that Time Lords don’t exist?  And the Tardis isn’t real?  Fiiiiiiiiiiiction.)

I don’t want to pick Doctor Who apart.  For me, the show is successful simply because it makes me happy.  Doctor Who makes me happy for a full hour.  To me, that is the mark of success: did you change one person’s mood for the better?  Yes?  Then your creation is a success.

So rather than complain about something, tell me what makes you happy?


Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored posts.

This week’s list is closed.  But come back next Monday for a new list:

1. Archana 24. Isabelle 47. Lexy @ Crazy Cass Life
2. Serenity 25. Sadie 48. A.
3. Karen (River Run Dry) 26. Jamie @ Sticky Feet 49. LAM
4. Just Heather 27. Buttermilk 50. Hot Mess of Chaos
5. My New Normal 28. Aislinn @ Baby Makin’ 51. Gypsy Mama
6. Persnickety 29. gradual changes 52. Dubliner in Deutschland
7. Turia 30. Tara 53. Are You Kidding Me?
8. Kate 31. Geochick 54. Mali (A Separate Life)
9. Arwen 32. Non Sequitur Chica 55. Aditi@ makeitbea YOUtiful
10. lostintranslation 33. Running Nekkid 56. Dennasus
11. Inconceivable! 34. Stacie 57. Old Lady and No Baby
12. Middle Girl 35. Katie 58. dspence
13. Heather 36. Anita 59. Daryl
14. Lizzy 37. S 60. Queenie
15. Petunia 38. earth & ink 61. Climbing the Pomegranate Tree
16. Lori Lavender aluz 39. Corinne@ Everyday Gyaan 62. Mali (No Kidding)
17. JB 40. Mossing Noah 63. Kimberly
18. Bio Girl 41. Laurel Regan 64. createdfamily
19. Rachel 42. Baby, Are You Coming? 65. Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
20. sharah 43. Northern Star 66. articulation
21. Mrs T 44. Kelly 67. Ke Anne
22. Obsessivemom 45. Kasey 68. Cindy
23. Mina 46. Muddy Boots & Diamonds


1 Karen { 09.15.14 at 6:10 am }

Hot coffee, with lots of cream, drank early in the morning, when the sun is coming up and the air still has the chill of fall, listening to the quiet in my house.

2 Serenity { 09.15.14 at 6:21 am }

Don’t look at #2 – that’s last week’s link! I updated at #3. 🙂

3 Finding My New Normal { 09.15.14 at 6:50 am }

Thanks for this, it’s much easier to sit down and write when I know it’s going to be a short one. I’ve been in a bit of a blog rut and this feels like it will help get me out of it.

4 Persnickety { 09.15.14 at 6:58 am }

Things that make me happy? A book so engrossing I get lost in the story. Sitting in the shade on a sunny day, listening to the birds.
Collecting people on my Mii Plaza on the 3ds ( so I can grow flowers in the mini game)

5 Turia { 09.15.14 at 7:17 am }

Earl Grey tea with just the right amount of milk and a good book. Bliss.

6 Kate { 09.15.14 at 7:37 am }

My fur baby and laughing so hard my stomach hurts 🙂

7 Arwen { 09.15.14 at 7:37 am }

This is a great idea, especially at a time when writing a long thoughtful post is just a little hard. Thank you!

8 Arwen { 09.15.14 at 7:39 am }

Sitting in the sun, on the beach, watching and listening to the sea. That feels like a happy peace to me.

9 Pepper { 09.15.14 at 7:48 am }

My 2 month old has discovered her voice and it is hilarious. It makes me very happy to hear her squealing just for the sake of squealing. (And I am trying very, very hard to focus on the happy part because most of this self-discovery is happening in the middle of the night and I am also very, very tired.)

10 lostintranslation { 09.15.14 at 8:02 am }

Riding my bike after having dropped the kids off at school.

11 Heather { 09.15.14 at 8:11 am }

What makes me happy? That last hour before bed. When I can sit and read without interruption. Children are sleeping, husband is reading on the other side of the room, no phone, no internet, no TV.
Just me, silence, and my book.

12 Middle Girl { 09.15.14 at 8:12 am }

Getting lost in a television show or a book. Hearing the one of 3 to 4 songs that never fail to lift my mood, set my toes to tapping. The cheerful banter of the son and daughter and through that banter, learning what drives them.

13 Katherine A { 09.15.14 at 8:27 am }

What makes me happy…I run, but have virtually no hand eye coordination and no actual athletic talent. My happy thing is that moment when, after years of gritting my teeth through my regular run, I suddenly I feel as though I could run forever, the freedom and adrenaline and excitement all converging.

Discovering a new book I love is also a highly happy/wonderful thing.

14 Petunia { 09.15.14 at 8:57 am }

Watching college football every Saturday in the fall. From morning until night, the TV is on, snacks are aplenty, and we go to bed ready to do it all over again the next weekend!

15 JB { 09.15.14 at 9:11 am }

What makes me happy: watching my toddler react when hubs walks in the door at night. Pure bliss.

16 Sarah { 09.15.14 at 9:29 am }

Posted! And fall weather is making me happy at the moment 🙂

17 Rachel { 09.15.14 at 9:37 am }

Baby giggles! Sunny days! Puppy snuggles! Kisses! The smell of oranges on Christmas morning! Baby news! The crunch of leaves underfoot in fall! So much! 🙂

18 sharah { 09.15.14 at 9:41 am }

Happy at this moment is finishing a cross stitch project that’s been lingering for years.

19 Isabelle { 09.15.14 at 10:18 am }

This makes me happy: waking up a few hours before my scheduled wake up time knowing that I can sleep a few more hours!

20 Buttermilk { 09.15.14 at 10:32 am }

I’m happy when I can turn off the thermostat and open the windows.

21 Mrs T (missohkay) { 09.15.14 at 10:55 am }

When I have enough free time to lounge on the couch and read a book.

22 nonsequiturchica { 09.15.14 at 11:02 am }

Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate- such a guilty pleasure!

23 Geochick { 09.15.14 at 11:03 am }

Right now? Happy is being able to delete the website and FB community page advertising us as a waiting family. I felt like I had to put us out there, but am not very comfortable with splashing pics of my family around publicly. I know once it’s out, it’s out, but it felt really good to take it all down.

24 celeste { 09.15.14 at 11:16 am }

I am so glad that this was today’s prompt. It was a rough start to an early morning, and really needed to think about being happy for a moment. Hah!

25 Katie { 09.15.14 at 11:18 am }

Hearing my child laugh uncontrollably for no apparent reason. 🙂

26 Sharon { 09.15.14 at 11:48 am }

Things that make me happy. . . hearing my sons laugh or watching them discover something new; eating delicious, authentic Hatch green chile in just about any dish; being near the ocean; finishing a really good book; spending time with a good friend I haven’t seen in a while.

27 Corinne Rodrigues { 09.15.14 at 12:05 pm }

Connecting with new people and have a laugh with old friends! Have a good week, Melissa.
I am enjoying #MicroblogMondays!

28 Anita { 09.15.14 at 12:12 pm }

Writing makes me happy!
I am so happy to have linked up here for the first time 🙂
Got the info from Corinne’s Blog.
Thanks for the opportunity.

29 Misty { 09.15.14 at 12:23 pm }

I love finding another Doctor Who fan, there are so few of us. Are you a long time fan or a more recent fan?

30 Baby, Are You Coming { 09.15.14 at 12:46 pm }

Good food makes me happy!! YUM. I love food. lol

31 Northern Star { 09.15.14 at 1:32 pm }

This new Monday ritual makes me happy! Have a great week!

32 SuzannaCatherine { 09.15.14 at 3:22 pm }

What makes me happy? A nice Fall weekend with cooler temps and no humidity above 40%.

33 LAM { 09.15.14 at 4:23 pm }

WAIT. The TARDIS isn’t real?

Anyway… My kids, my partner, my art, fall, tea, Netflix, snuggling, brownies, writing, and Microblog Mondays make me happy! Seriously, thank you so much for this.

34 Dublin Gal { 09.15.14 at 4:35 pm }

Things that make me happy: getting lost in a really good book, catching up with my best friends over a bottle of wine, eating chocolate and watching one of my favourite shows, a good cup of tea, cuddling with the hubby.

35 Laurel Regan { 09.15.14 at 5:45 pm }

Now that I’ve signed up for 100 Happy Days, I’m discovering new things that make me happy every day! 🙂

36 Amber { 09.15.14 at 5:47 pm }

Hearing my babies “talk” and giggle to each other is what makes me happy 🙂

37 dspence { 09.15.14 at 6:16 pm }

Thanks for doing this!

38 Mali { 09.15.14 at 10:27 pm }

Things that have made me happy today so far –
seeing the spring winds whip up the harbour
a nice comment on my blog
feeling good after a workout
the sun streaming into our house

39 Mali { 09.15.14 at 10:28 pm }

PS. #MicroblogMondays make me happy. Thank you, Mel. Congratulations on an initiative that is (so far) a roaring success!

40 Tara { 09.15.14 at 10:46 pm }

A clean house, fresh washed sheets, a solid walk/jog, Jimmy Fallon, fall, enough money in my bank account.

41 Vidya Sury { 09.16.14 at 1:23 am }

Some stocktaking and lessons learned from a tough week! I find myself looking forward to #MicroblogMondays, Mel!
Enjoy your week!
Sending you love!

42 md { 09.16.14 at 1:57 am }

many things make me happy, but your post reminded me of tv shows that used to make me happy -they would still, i just don’t have time to watch them anymore!! house, castle, the big bang theory -those were happy happy happy 🙂

43 Dennasus { 09.16.14 at 2:18 am }

Being on vacation on a beautiful island with the sun shining and no schedule to “do” anything makes me happy this week 🙂

44 Mina { 09.16.14 at 4:23 am }

Five more days until the new series of Downton! THAT makes me very happy. 🙂
Congratulations, Mel, on this splendid idea! It has proven to be a great success, and I love that it attracts people from outside “our” little corner of the internet as well! The more I have experince as a “mum reading blogs”, the more I admire what you do, and how graciously you do it. Well done.

45 Lori Lavender Luz { 09.16.14 at 9:39 am }

As my dad says (and others) it’s so easy to tear something down; much harder to actually create something.

My dog makes me happy. I love his simplicity and lovingkindness and playfulness.

46 Cynthia Samuels { 09.16.14 at 11:50 am }

Today I wrote about the NFL and the ancient gladiators of Rome. Do you see any difference? AND as usual thanks to Mel for thinking this up! I’m really enjoying it.

47 loribeth { 09.17.14 at 5:32 pm }

What makes me unhappy: I missed Microblog Monday this week. Oh well, there’s always next Monday. 😉

What makes me happy: The Beatles. Sunshine flooding into my living room in the middle of the afternoon. Sunday afternoon at a good movie with popcorn for lunch. 🙂 Losing myself in a good book. Seeing the leaves starting to change colours. Seeing the number on the scale move down, even just a little. Sleeping in. 🙂

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