Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What makes you happy?

Have you ever thought about what makes you truly happy? TOday...I decided to make a list.

1. When a stranger responds to your smile.
2. The smell of cut grass
3. The smell of flowers as you're sitting under a busy overpass waiting for a traffic light to turn green. (can you tell this happened to me today? I've never smelled flowers there before in my life and I've been driving under this overpass for almost 30 years)
4. Seeing the sunshine after days and days and days and days of rain. (can you tell we're a bit water-logged here in the Midwest?) gggrin!
5. Finding the perfect pair of pants on sale for $2.99. (Okay...so my husband doesn't like them, but WHAT woman wouldn't LOVE to find a pair of bright red elastic waisted suede pants ON SALE and they actually FIT?) gggrin!
6. Having someone tell you the convoluted directions to a doctors office, but stopping after she says....go down this long hallway....NO...WAIT...open the door, THen go down the hallway. (That's my kind of sense of humor.)
7. Helping someone who is very uptight about having some medical testing done laugh through their procedure and reeeeeeeeally relax. (Of course, it's hard to be around me without laughing really hard. Hmmmm....I wonder if that's a good thing or not, she pauses to consider, then grins)
8. Realizing it doesn't make that much difference if you are one minute late to work or not, as long as you got there safely.
9. Getting to think about what makes you happy and then realizing you had a most excellent day.
10. Realizing you really only have nine things that made you happy today, but in sharing those nine things, you get to say you have 10 things that made you happy.

And so...what made YOU happy today? I wanna know.


  1. 1)I finished my last class in a three year effort to become certified as a catechist for my parish. I've been teaching "uncertified" for 7 years, but now I'm certifiable! Whatever that means. I'm proud of myself... and yes, pride is one of the seven cardinal sins; can you name the others?
    2)A long day of "have to dos" is done, and the evening is mine to do with as I wish. Stitching and a movie sound great, don't they?

  2. I've been certifiable for years, but I don't think we mean the same thing. Ggggrin! Congratulations on seeing your efforts come to fruition. I'm proud of you too, and no ... I can't name the seven "cardinals". Pat, pat...patti-pat-pat on the back to you.