These next few weeks are going to be hard on me (physically and emotionally) so I made myself a list of the things that make me happy to get me through.
What Makes Me Happy: A List
-Recommending a book to someone and then hearing how much they loved it.
-Writing using Papermate's Flair Pen, which doesn't leak through the page
-Writing, when it's going well
-Summer, all of it, everywhere
-Sleeping the perfect amount (this is so rare!)
-Finding a way to embrace the moments when I am not in pain
-Making people laugh
-Beating everyone in Jeopardy!
-Magnetic Poetry (Don't hate.)
-Being alone, under my covers, with a book and my iPad
-Being "on" while surrounded by family and friends
-Reading to my niece
-Chasing my cousin's children and my friends' kids around on the beach
-Swimming in the ocean
-Well-deserved sweat (Sweating for no reason annoys me greatly)
-Parks and Recreation and Cougar Town
-A whole-wheat everything bagel with low fat veggie cream cheese from Delicious Bagels in Wannamassa, New Jersey
-My strong connection to my family, even though they are nuts
-Reconnecting with an old friend and finding the magic is still there
-Surfing. The few times I can stand on a board, I am usually overcome with joy and fall off.
-My connection to my First Descents Family, without whom I would be lost
-The cold, clear buzz off one beer. I rarely drink now, but when I do, I make sure I find joy in the one or two glasses I have. It is a treat. (I know, who am I?
-Traveling. Making plans to travel. Believing I can.
What makes you happy?