We’re Back!

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A Bit of Happy is back with a new location- abitofhappy.ORG! If you have never been here…welcome! Here is a rundown about who we are:

 A Bit of Happy was created as an escape from all the negativity. Here at A Bit of Happy.org, we strive to bring our readers enjoyment in the purest by collecting happy thoughts. We want you to laugh, we want you to inspire others, we want you to share with the world your happiness. 

Smiles are contagious, after all.

Ultimately, this site is made possible by you submitting what makes you happy, no matter how silly it may seem. So head on over to the submission page and let the world know what makes you happy.We post happy articles, pictures, videos, games & other cool stuff for you to enjoy. So make sure to subscribe to our news feed and comeback often!

We look forward to bringing more smiles to your faces!

Happy and Healthy Meals and Snacks

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Even though I admit food makes me very happy, I’ve been cutting back on the sweets and implementing more meals with vital nutrients and protein. Lately I’ve been thinking of ways that food can still be delicious yet healthy. With a world of people who are unfortunately becoming obese due to detrimental food habits, I’m trying to create new habits while still staying happy eating my favorite foods. 
Instead of Burgers go for a Turkey Burger or Lean Beef
Even though burgers are rather delicious, there’s still a way to prepare and eat a good burger without packing on the mayo, mustard, or whatever additional toppings are added to the burner, but in reality aren’t needed. First of all I’m going to eat a burger that’s made out of lean beef or opt instead for a turkey burger. That way I’ll still be happy while eating my burger but now I’ll be healthy too! Another simple way to cut back on the calories with a burger is using light mayo as opposed to real mayo and skipping the bacon, because too much bacon has too much fat.
Healthy and Yummy Snacks
In order to keep my body healthy I’m also going to start eating healthier snacks. As opposed to eating the 100 calorie snack packs with cookies and other goodies, I’m going to switch to small servings of nuts and popcorn. Veggies dipped in a low fat ranch or apples dipped in a low fat caramel dip are also considered a healthy snack. Even though, I might want to consider skipping the caramel even though it sounds rather tempting.
Grilled Chicken Makes Me Happy
A simple meal that’s also packed full of protein is chicken, which I plan on using to make so many good meals! Chicken can be used in tacos, soup, or prepared grilled. It’s a meal that I love and plan on incorporating into my diet regularly. Chicken definitely makes me happy because not only is it healthy, but it tastes good too.
So thankfully there are ways to eat food that’s healthy while still staying happy. Of course occasionally I’ll still eat my favorite desserts after a hard week of working out, i.e. chocolate covered gummy bears and delicious frozen yogurt. But just for now I think I’ll keep my body happy by giving it the food it needs and in return I’ll be a happier person too.
Sierra is currently on healthy and happy fitness quest. When she has an occasional splurge meal she likes to check out lasagna recipes.

Boy, oh Boy! Baby Time is Near!

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Well, some of you may know, my hubby and I are expecting our first child. This week. Yikes! While I couldn’t be happier and more thankful right now, I must admit, I am scared to death.  The thought of taking care of another human life is so intimidating.

On the other hand, as silly as it may seem, I am happy now that I can actually now partake in mommy blogs. I have always enjoyed reading them but never had any kind of personal input. Now I will! Be prepared for A Bit of Happy to have all that “mommy-blog” goodness within the next couple of months!

 If you do not hear from me for a couple of days, this is why. So please wish us luck. We can’t wait to meet our little man!

-Christy
Webmaster

The Joy of Ducks!

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I’ve had a pretty nice few days of recent all because of the often overlooked joys of watching ducks be themselves! It all started a week ago when out of the skies came two unmistakeable objects. Usually they fly over but on this given day they decided to land in our neighbors rather sizable pond. From my vantage point I was able to watch them all day going about their ducky business as they preened and bobbed, ducked and dived before settling on the side of the pond with their heads burred in their backs for a lot afternoon snooze.

I thought it was going to be a one off but since then they’ve been back regular as clock work for mid morning swim and doze before flying off for lunch and then returning around 5pm and settling in for the night. I have no idea why they make me so happy but they do. There’s something about watching them waddle I suppose. That and the quacking.
Whatever it is they have made this writers week very enjoyable and I look forward to more adventures from the comedy double act.
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