My Happy Crazy Life

Five Things that Bring me Peace

5. Kid Hugs

Five Things - HugsAlmost nothing lifts my spirits like a hug from on of my kiddos, grandkiddos, or child care kiddos. They know it and are quick to offer some “hug therapy” whenever I seem to need it… and even when I don’t. Kid hugs rock!


4. Cleaning

Five Things - Cleaning

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but cleaning brings me peace. OK, maybe not the physical act so much as the final result, but you know what I mean. I can’t breathe surrounded with clutter and dirt, but a clean house brings me peace. June Cleaver, you ARE my hero.


3. Christmas Music

Five Things - ChristmasYeah, I know I’m probably the only person in the world who listens to Christmas music year-round. I’m OK with that. It makes me happy and doesn’t hurt anyone. My kids haven’t been officially diagnosed as crazy because of it… yet.


2. Coffee

Five Things - LatteMmmm…coffee! Just the aroma of a freshly-made latte calms me. I sip HOT! and tension gives way to the sensation of sweet warmth flowing down to the center of my body. Coffee therapy – cheap and delicious.


1. Teacher’s Arms

Five Things - DancingThere’s no place on Earth I’d rather be than in Teacher’s arms. No matter how small or large the crisis – a broken dish or my grandma dying – when Teacher wraps his arms around me I know everything will be OK.


Well that’s my list, simple as it may be.

What five things bring you peace?

Amy Sue

Photo credits: Cafe Love by scottsnyde, Christmas Ornament by kristja, Clean Home 2 by lusi

2 Responses to “Five Things that Bring me Peace”

  1. On January 5th, 2012 at 3:28 am
    Melissa said:

    That is an awesome picture of the two of you. You look so happy.

  2. On January 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    Amy Sue said:


    Thank you! The photo was taken at our daughter’s wedding reception. We don’t get many chances to dance together so we make the most of the ones we get.

    Thanks for commenting!
    ~Amy Sue

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