9 THINGS EVERY HAPPY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE


First of all, I am here to tell you not every day will be happy. There will be crappy days, maybe even weeks, but ladies that come out on top and can see the hope and the light probably have things in their lives and within themselves that help put them there. It can be simple, it can be big but if it puts a smile on your face, it really doesn't matter what it is.

As cliché as it sounds, happiness is within you. Happiness is a self-fulfilling prophecy that is only attained by you. Not one material thing can make you happy. Not one other person is responsible for your happiness. And if you buy into that, you're buying into a false reality. However, things that bring a sense of peace and hope to our hearts can truly turn a crappy moment around.

Tomorrow marks International Women's Day where we honor the struggles and achievements of women all over the world. Now matter what the language, there are things in our lives that we need to get through those struggles and things that keep the smiles on our faces. For most of us, that means family and friends, but there are so many other facets to us ladies and we have all kins of things that make us happy.

Here is a list of 9 Things Every Happy Woman Should Have and the personal things in regards to these that me me happy.

A Go-To Belt It Out In The Car Song
Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

A Go-To Drink
Key Lime Martini

A Go-To Outfit
Worn v-neck tee, sexy boyfriend jeans, fitted blazer, pointy leopard pumps and dangly gold jewelry. What are you comfortable in, what are you confident in? (staying in would be leggings, a long cozy sweater or sweatshirt and Ugg slippers).

A Hair-Do They Love
A Messy Bun Baby!!

An Exercise Routine
A stepper, miles of walking, sometimes wanna be runner: 4-6 miles a day. It might be boring to some but it's what I love. Do what you love so you'll keep on moving that bod!

A Best Friend
I've got 3: My Mama, My Tami and My Husband

An Escape
While being with your family or main man is wonderful, there are times we need a little alone time. Have a place to escape to even if it's in your own house or go to Figi, whatever works, lol

A Dose of Faith
Now, my Faith does center on my Lord and Savior and I hope you all have something to believe in but as Gorge Michael and Wham said in the early 80's, "You Gotta Have Faith!" Whether it's a religious faith or just the faith of hope...hope for yourself, your loved ones and mankind....believe in something greater.

A Healthy Sense of Self
Women are always going to compare themselves to other women, that’s just a fact, but for the majority of the day… we should be happy with who we are.  We should come to terms with our flaws and embrace them as good qualities. It’s what makes us different that makes us who we are, as corny as that sounds. At the end of the day, a woman should want to be more herself than anybody. I try hard at this, most importantly, I try to do what makes me happy.

Bonus: A Silly Side
I gotta admit I got my silliness from my mom. A favorite fun memory as a girl was sitting on a sheet pulling each other back and forth on kitchen floor. We had a very loooong kitchen which made it extra fun. Laugh, giggle, act like a schoolgirl. It's no fun to be serious all the time. Think about it, do ladies who never smile look happy? No!! Let loose and live!! 

Now I'm not saying that a revolving closet, a Starbucks gold card and a passport filled with stamps, house on the beach, front row to Luke Bryan and the Biebs wouldn't make me deliriously happy too, but the above list will just have to do......for now.

I absolutely could not post today without saying RIP Nancy Reagan...the classiest of ladies and one of the most beautiful love stories of our time. 
I'm so happy you're with Ronnie again!

Now, What's your belt out song, go to outfit, escape or favorite hair style.??....
I'd love to hear.... 


76 comments:

  1. Such a great post! I wish International Women's Day was as celebrated in America as it is in other parts of the world!! I definitely have a few belt out songs that I have lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. This is wonderful! I absolutely love the Ronald to Nancy quote - just so sweet!

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  3. Love this! I wouldn't be who I am without my go to girlfriends! Have a great start to the week xx

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. What a great post! You have the best things to say...I love your thoughts and creativity! Have a beautiful week!

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  5. This is such a great post! A go to outfit and song and and an escape are definite musts! Have a great week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. What an awesome post! I love it all, Andrea! And Livin' on a Prayer.... YES!

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  7. I agree with all of these. Happy International Women's Day tomorrow!!

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  8. Awesome post- in fact, one of my favourites that you have done!
    Shoes to Shiraz

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  9. What a great post! I totally agree with all of the above! Especially the healthy sense of self! Have a wonderful Monday love!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  10. So many great ways to stay happy, I especially love the bestie part and the getaway part. Getting away from it all and experiencing a new place is the best! Cheers to a fabulous week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. Great post sweet lady!! I love all of these, my faith, silly side, bff and escape are all musts for me too!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  12. I agree with these, so wonderful and necessary to be a well-rounded and happy woman! I love your uniform... mine is similar... I feel so sexy in a great tee, jeans, and pumps!! Also, we're both martini drinkers... *cheers, lady!*


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today's Post: Chic Neutrals...

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  13. Love this so much!! Definitely brightens up my morning. :-) That Reagan quote made me tear up a little too. Yes I am a total sap haha. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you have a lovely day!!

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  14. I could NOT agree more!! With ALL of these!!
    Can my signature drink be red wine? lol

    Simply Shaunacey

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  15. I wrote all of these down, and am going to fill out my list too. They really make you think about the little things in your life. This was a great read on a Monday morning, and who doesn't love a good pic of Carrie and the girls to start their week off? :) Happy Monday to you, my friend. Hope it's a beautiful week! XO


    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  16. Such a great post, and I totally agree! A dose of faith is so important! You are the best! Love you, Andrea!
    Happy Monday, my gorgeous friend!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  17. I LOVE this post! Seeing as I have been struggling of late, I really appreciate hearing these words. And you are absolutely correct, you have to find happiness within. Material things do not bring happiness. Could you be anymore wonderful??

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  18. I agree with all of these! I think it is so important to have your alone time and a place to escape, but also some best friends who you can go to with anything!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  19. I want to be a runner, I just don't have it in me. I am glad it is starting to warm up so I can enjoy walking again. I need a little sun and fresh air to be happy, I just can't make myself do it when it is cold out!

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  20. Talk about Monday Motivation! Much needed my friend! It's our first day back after Spring Break and cheerleader tryouts! Heaven help me! Hope your weekend was perfect!

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  21. Yay for International Women's Day! What a great post, and I love your list of 9 things, especially the belt-out song!! I was so sad to hear about Nancy Reagan yesterday. What a lady she was! President Reagan is my all-time favorite President and I'm so happy they are reunited again. Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  22. A go to drink. I need to take a moment & really think about that one! :]

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  23. I adore this so much! I used to be the serious type growing up...not sure why. I've recently let my silliness shine through and boy do I love it!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  24. You're so right - we have to create our own happiness, from within. I needed to read this on this gloomy Monday morning. And now I want to come up with a go to drink - hmmm... Great post! I hope you have a wonderful week, friend!

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  25. Definitely a must for every woman, no doubt! A silly side is a lifeline. Also, I would also include a great pair of sunglasses as they can help you face an otherwise dismal day. :)

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  26. HIIII! How the heck are you!? Love this post and have missed you so much, lady. And thank you for remembering Nancy today! xx

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  27. Loving this post today!!! Love all the women empowerment! Such great and so true tips! I love it so much! Wishing you a wonderful start to the week!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh Nancy and Ronald, so sweet.

    Your mom sounds like a fun lady!

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  29. I love this post! Yes to being silly and learning to laugh and have fun! Life is too short not to enjoy smiling and laughing every once in awhile.

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  30. So much happy in one post, I love it!!!! Hmmmmm my belt it out songs would be No Scrubs by TLC, Far Behind by Candlebox and Bye Bye Bye by NSYNC. LOL. My go to outfit is jeans and a cute black blouse. My hair is usually down and straight, but sometimes if I don't wash it I will curl it and it sort of kind of holds.

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  31. OH my goodness, I didn't know Nancy Reagan died. So sad, but happy she's is with Ronald again. Random fact: I grew up across the street from the Ronald Reagan library, Like I could see the "drive way" (it's a really long switch back road) leading up the the library and it's where I would vote come election time. Back to the actual post, such great things that everyone really does need. Especially the me time, and like Deena said you time without the guilt!

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  32. I agree with all of your points and it's definitely good to have an escape to clear your mind. Your go-to outfit sounds so comfortable yet fashionable....I was so sad to hear about Nancy Reagan!

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  33. Your spirit just shines through your words. I absolutely love this and I look forward to your posts and am so enjoying getting to know you through them!

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  34. Wonderful and I couldn't agree more. Love the Nancy quote. Fitting!

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  35. I love this post girlfriend--super cute and all true. My favorite belt out song is Like A Prayer--it's SO good! This post is so uplifting it made me smile so big today. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. LOVE these!! they are too awesome. a belt-it-out song is a must. i definitely love your choice.

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  37. Yessss! What would we do without our signature looks?!

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  38. This was an awesome post! I love "girl power" and women building each other up! But we all have to love ourselves and be comfortable in our own skin! You are a shining light . . . so happy to read along!

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  39. Just needed that. just to remember what woman means. I really need some time on my own, listen to my music, running from life. Escape from this world. I love this post!

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  40. Great list! I definitely have lost some of my silliness over time and would like to regain it. And your tribute to Nancy made me tear up a little. She really was a classy lady!

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  41. What a fabulous post, I love this and agree with it so much.

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  42. Enjoyed this very upbeat, practical post! Great ideas for choosing happiness! :-)

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  43. I so agree with all of these! My songs vary lately but I've been caught car dancing a few times at stoplights.

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  44. Love this post Andrea! I agree with everything you said too. Zumba, my BFF since 5th grade, my husband, blue jeans and flip flops, I've got my list too. :)

    Hope you can link with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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    1. Thanks for linking this with TOHOT. Great advice for all women!

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  45. A good list and a nice reminder. You are right, those that never smile do not appear happy. Smile, laugh at yourself and regularly forgiving go a long way towards staying happy.

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  46. I love this reminder that it's the little things...and that I still cannot perfect the messy bun. Sometimes it really just does look 'messy'.

    Stopping by from The Wednesday Round-UP!

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  47. so many great things! love your song haha! What a great one to belt out!

    stop by and chat with me ♥ http://storybookapothecary.com

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  48. You are so right! My go to outfit jeans, a tee shirt and flip flops. Messy bun or double braids is my standard hair do! :)

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  49. Haha, right now my belt out song is "Shut Up and Dance with Me". Love it and these were great ideas! Visiting throught Titus 2 Tuesday

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  50. ...anything by the Rolling Stones, but then I'm older than you are.

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  51. I'm all about the messy bun!!! I think it's very important to have things that make you feel good. And a sense of silliness is SO vital, I try every day to laugh loudly at something. #BloggerClubUk

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  52. I love just playing about with my kids and out puppy - a time to just let myself go and have a laugh! I love a hug too from my hubby and my kids :) #brillblogposts

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  53. Love this list! It made me smile. I especially liked the sense of self. As a 20-soemthing I'm still working on that one.

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  54. Very fun post!! Thanks for the smile! Found you via the pinjunkie's linkup. :)

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  55. This is wonderful and the list is perfect.

    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT.

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  56. Hey Andrea!

    I'm with you on the messy bun thing! And kudos to you for paying homage to Nancy (and Ron). How in-love they were! What a love story. Quite enviable!

    Thanks for sharing over at Cornerstone confessions.

    Have a blessed weekend!
    Tiffiney

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  57. Great list. I agree with wearing what you're comfortable in (how my day feels off if I don't mentally like what I have on) and not comparing yourself to other women, as hard as that can be. Visiting from Best of the Weekend party.

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  58. Amen to all of these!! Love it and you nailed every one of them! Thanks for sharing!!

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  59. Good Morning,
    Oh, how I love the positive vibes and energy that I am feeling even at 6:30 a.m.! Whoohoo! Love your ideas, thoughts and inspiration.
    I too mourned the loss of Nancy. She was a class act and they were a stunning representation of American and the White House!
    So nice to meet you and thank you oodles for joining us on Thoughts of Home On Thursday!
    Jemma-athomewithjemma

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  60. My fave belt it out songs are all from musicals...haha Defying Gravity from Wicked, It's a Hard Knock Life from Annie, and more. Theater and belting it out just go hand in hand!

    Congrats on being the most viewed post on Tuesday Talk this week! You'll be featured on the blog and social media! Way to go!

    Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

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  61. I have to say that this post sure did make me happy! This post was a joy to read and I sincerely hope you will continue to share your sunshine at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  62. Love this! It is going to be featured as most clicked on this week's Alder Collective Link Party! See you tomorrow :)

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  63. What a great list, I guess I have never thought about it but will be giving it some thought!! I know what you mean about escape time. My go to drink is red wine and I also have the same song as you!! Got to love a bit of Bon Jovi. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

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  64. I love this! My favourite belt-it-out song is jessie's girl!

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  65. Love the list...and your tribute to Nancy Reagan. She was a class act all the way!

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  66. Featuring you on Poofing the Pillows today. :)

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    1. this is such a uplifting happy little post. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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  67. Such a wonderful inspiring post! I'm with you on the go-to outfit and I'd add having a routine every day that allows you the time to focus entirely on YOU even if it's only for 30 minutes. Thanks so much for joining us again at #sharethejoy with another great post x (Michelle at The Joy Chaser and The Essex Barn)

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  68. A brilliant post! My go-to outfit is t-shirt and jeans, I'm at my most comfortable, and most confident in them. My hair is always kind of messy, but I love it that way. And as for the escape... I think mine would be my office - it's where I get to write and be me. :)
    Absolutely love the quote at the end.
    #sharethejoy

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  69. This is a great list! I'm thinking through mine now. Thanks so much for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday!

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  70. A great list and a lovely idea. :) I need to do mine :) An escape ...hmmm ... Our cousin has a house in Cape Cod and we love going there. That's my favourite place to escape I think

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  71. Great post! My escape? A cruise to anywhere!

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  72. Yes! All women need these things. And, I'd have to say my favorite escape is actually with my family, but in the mountains just hiking along. I do also love to true alone and quiet time relaxing with a book or doing some creative thing I enjoy!

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  73. I'm coming late to this blog post, but just wanted to say that it's perfect in so many ways! You seem like such a happy lady, and you've written an entertaining piece with specific examples to help others find more happiness too! Thanks! --Ginger

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