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52 Weeks of Happiness: Week One

52 Weeks of Happiness: Week One

My daughter, Amanda, got me the book ,  “52 Lists for Happiness Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance and Joy” by Moorea Seal. Every week this year, I am sharing with you the lists for the week and my weekly answers. I  hope this encourages you to build your own happy list. If you’re inspired to start your own happiness list, feel free to use the hashtags  #52HappyList or #52Lists.  

#52lists, 52 Weeks of Happiness


                           The  week one activity is to list what makes you happy right now

What Makes Me Happy Right Now Is:

My new computer.

My new car; Olivia.

Music. Because music is the universal language.

Essential Oils. I recently had a toothache and I used a combination of oils, and boom, five minutes, it was gone.



My friends make me happy.

My new eye mask makes me happy.

Movies make me happy.

Hanging out with my family makes me the happiest. Seriously, I love my kids. I love my sister. I just love hanging with them. http://chasingsammiphotography.pixieset.com/tandyelisalasneakpeeks/p/OTE3NDExODc0-MjkwMjQyNDgzMg/

Peach tea. 


Dancing. Lately I’ve taken up belly dancing.


Clean sheets make me happy.

Belly dancing.


My new headphones.





My grand-phew, Jackson, makes me happy.

Bubble baths.


Sending cards, making people’s day.  

Speaking.  I just started a meetup group called Phoenix Womenpreneur Leadership Rockstar Group. If you’re in the Phoenix area, I invite you to check it out. Id’ love to have you.

Food makes me happy.

Games. Over the holidays, I bought the game Cards Against Humanity, and the kids and I loved it. It was great.

Hanging with my family, of course, is my favorite thing ever. I drink peach tea maybe once or twice a week. I meditate daily. Dancing is one thing I could do more of. I journal every day. I have clean sheets once a week. I do yoga every day. I eat food every day. I use my headphones daily. Of course, I sleep daily.  Walking in nature is probably more like three or four times a week. I learn every day. Jackson, my grand-phew, ah, love him. I don’t see him as often as I’d like, but usually once every two weeks.  I haven’t taken a bubble bath in a long while. I do light incense a couple times a week. I send cards every week and I’ve been doing speaking every week. What are your happy lists, and what makes you happy, and how often are you doing those things, and how can you incorporate that more into your daily life?

It’s Your Turn!

Your action to take for this week is to identify what makes you happy right now and identify  how often do you actually get to experience these things.  Take one item on your list and see how you can turn it into a daily practice of happiness.

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 I look forward to sharing the 52 Lists for Happiness, my list every single week for this year. By the end of this year, I will have shared 52 different lists of things that make me happy, and sharing how I’m incorporating that. I’d love to know what makes you happy right now! Please comment below.


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Tandy Elisala

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness
Tandy Elisala is passionate about bringing hope and wholehearted living to people going through cancer and their caregivers. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. She left her 23-year corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously for 2 ½ years. She now teaches what she learned on her journey and how to thrive during and after cancer using the true sources of health and healing: hope and mindset, spiritual connection, relationships, alignment and mind, body healing. Tandy is a multiple best-selling author, radio show host, mother of three grown kids and her precious dog, Roxy. Learn more about Tandy at www.tandyelisala.com.

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27 replies
  1. Crystal
    Crystal says:

    This post reminds me of the concept of remembering each day what you’re grateful for. Even taking a few minutes to think of 5 things you are happy to have in your life before you fall asleep really puts things in perspective!

  2. Meghan
    Meghan says:

    Love that your list includes not only things but also experiences. At the top of my list are: good health, warm sunny days in winter, time with my family, and checking off items from my to-do list. Such a terrific way to incorporate positivity into your life. Focusing on the things that produce happiness versus what’s making us unhappy will change our outlook and mindset.

  3. Beverley Golden
    Beverley Golden says:

    This is a great idea for a practice, Tandy! I LOVE how many things you were able to list that make you happy too! This week, I was happy I stood up and marched in the Women’s March here in Toronto. It really made me happy to see how many people showed up to stand up for what they believe in! I was happy with the artwork I created in my art intensive and surprised myself that I finally was able to do some things that had eluded me. It’s been challenging to find things to be happy about with all the upset and turmoil in the U.S. and around the world. I am really working to focus on the positives and to find some happy moments, in all the sad ones we are experiencing collectively and individually.
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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Beverley, I SO applaud you for marching in the Women’s March in Toronto. It’s such important work you are doing… that so many of us are doing.

  4. Teresa Salhi
    Teresa Salhi says:

    52 Weeks of Happiness – what a beautiful intention for the year. I am happy right now with a feeling of peace around after doing my morning meditation, journaling and intention setting ritual. .My morning time is so important and makes the rest of the day that much happier… 🙂

  5. Kristen Wilson
    Kristen Wilson says:

    This is a great idea… because we need to remind ourselves of what makes us happy. Margaritas make me happy, pizza, burgers and fries, good friends, shooting, my honey of course, us getting married and having an amazing honeymoon in August. Awesome, thanks for the reminder… to be thankful for the little things. 😉

    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Nice… Adjusting to a new country takes time. I’m glad you are doing well. Feel free to reach out anytime about the essential oils. I’m happy to share.


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