what went right – A lovely day with friends gathered in my home to watch a couple of sessions of the General Conference our church holds twice a year. We watched and talked and ate soup for hours. I managed to be pleased with the results of my hostessing efforts (two pots of soup, lots [...]
Stumbling across this sign made me laugh so hard. Please tell me that this was not just a local phenomenon but that this amazing deal on “Chicken Things” is also available in your local Whole Foods Market.
what went right – this week the new term started for painting class. It’s amazing how happy those three hours a week in the studio can make me.
I confessed to my teacher that I had started to hate my painting – that I had to turn it to the wall at home. He said [...]
my nephew in his therapeutic helmet – accessorized!
WWR: I just got added to the internal company network football fans group. This made me laugh. Hard.
If you know me, maybe you’re laughing too. If you don’t, well, it’s not that I dislike football. It’s just that I don’t pay attention to it. So [...]
Like at the end of a rough day when your friend calls you because her toddler daughter wanted to say hello. There aren’t many warm fuzzies warmer or fuzzier than an I love you from a little one.
I step out of my condo early yesterday morning into lovely cool morning air. A couple hours later when I leave for work the temperature still reads only 80 degrees. I open the sunroof and both windows. I can only vaguely remember life outside of the air-conditioned bubble but I do remember I liked [...]
My parents’ house sits on small rise in their property. The house is a good-sized house – it once would have been considered large but doesn’t compare to today’s McMansions. The property sloping away from the house is big enough that it resembles a park more than a backyard. At one end sits the garden. [...]
wwr: Have you ever met someone and just known you would be friends? This is not a common thing for me. I have wonderful and deep friendships, but I’m reserved enough that it takes me a while to open up. One of my dearest friends actually thought I disliked her for the first few months [...]
(see the context for this post here)
WWR: An old friend called me up out of the blue yesterday. A co-worker I hadn’t seen in many years. Hooray for cell phone numbers we don’t have to change even as we move around. And hooray for people who look at an old phone number and say [...]
what went right: I impulsively ordered this book after reading a review in the Washington Post. Definitely worth reading!*
It’s a standard, near-cliché tool in the bag of parents, therapists, ‘Find Your Inner Happiness’ magazine article authors, and anyone else in advice giving mode: Count your blessings. I’ve heard it [...]