Think happy thoughts.

by katelin on October 21, 2011

Peter Pan is one of my favorite movies/stories/everything. I used to dream about being Wendy as a kid (and sometimes I still do, shhhh don’t tell!). One of the simplest philosophies that I like to embrace is to “think happy thoughts.” Obviously in Peter Pan’s world doing that and getting some pixie dust makes the kids fly, sadly that’s not the case here (seriously how awesome would it be to fly!?).

In any case, I find that when life is busy or crazy or nutty or I just feel overwhelmed that I should sit back and think happy thoughts. Or happy things. Basically things that make me happy. So. Here we go.

  • Autumn scented candles. Seriously they are making my life SO MUCH BETTER. Especially when they’re lighting up an adorable Haunted House.
  • ¬†Watching Hocus Pocus. Seriously, THE BEST Halloween movie.
  • Getting emails asking if I’d like to review some sparkling wine, I may have responded YES in record time.
  • Seafood filled dinner dates with the husband.
  • Grandmas that are lovely (thanks for all the sweet comments).
  • Scarf wearing weather, thank goodness it’s here.
  • Wonderfully adorable surprises from my friends at Nintendo.
  • Honeycrisp apples. My newest discovery (thanks to Nicole and Keely) and man are they tasty.
  • Plans to see lots of family this weekend. Lovely.
  • Having dreams involving wands and spells and hippogriffs (clearly reading Harry Potter before bed has its benefits).


Simple yet it does the trick. Remember kids, happy thoughts.  So, tell me. What are your happy thoughts?


happy weekend!

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  • So cute! I like taking the time every once in a while to remember what little things make me happy. I like waking up in the morning to that first cup of coffee. Yum!

    PS: Loving that Harry Potter dreams thing. Awesome!

  • nic

    You know, I named my dog after Wendy, right? When I adopted her, I asked myself what characters out there in literature we’re universally loved for their loyalty and goodness and Wendy from Peter Pan popped into my mind. And then I went and got the puppy. :)

    By the way- I’m having Harry Potter dreams too! Seriously, I’m doing spells in my sleep and I love it.

  • I LOVE Hocus Pocus! I always loved SJP growing up, thanks to Footloose and Girls Just Want to Have Fun, but man I loved her in Hocus Pocus.

  • Sigh. We need to do a Hocus Pocus party complete with smokey drinks and a cauldron!
    My cousins and I used to act out scenes from Peter Pan. We’d jump around beds to pretend we’re flying. Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful childhood memory! :)
    Happy thoughts: keep moving forward.

  • Jen

    Hi Katelin! I just sent you a friend request on goodreads (jenk1013 is my username). I just started the HP series too (although I’m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would).

  • Agreed! Yankee Candle’s MacIntosh is my absolute fav.. makes the house smell like fall and majestic.

  • I love all things pumpkin too. My mom is buying me a scentsy burner and pumpkin marshmallow scent. I can’t wait.

  • When we went on our vacation two weeks ago there were signs for honey crisp apples everywhere! Apparently they are very popular :) Love this list and also, OMG so awesome that your gram is 99!!!! <3

  • Hocus Pocus really is the best Halloween movie of all time. And I can thelp but sit down and watch it every single time it’s on. It’s just too good not to watch.

  • i LOVE your happy thoughts, girlfriend!

    and peter pan is definitely one of the coolest movies out there. talk about MAGICAL! pixie dust is just the best.

    hocus pocus really is super great and so is that haunted house with the candles! woooo, fall!

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