I’m pretty much happy all the time now. No work pressure. No money pressure. Robert and I live comfortably in our beautiful home, with plenty to eat, warm beds, and all the reading material we can consume. I love taking care of our home, finding a place for everything. My daughter Maggie is the one who’s pregnant, but I am engaged in my own nesting.
I have friends. I enjoy many creative vocations: writing, music, quilting, knitting, cooking, sewing, artwork…
I have energy. So I don’t walk so fast—but I am walking, and playing the violin, and spending hours each day in the kitchen. I am even sleeping better.
So when I encountered an initiative challenging me to post something that makes me happy for 100 days, I figured: I can do that.
The website notes that 71 percent of people don’t finish the 100 days. I don’t think that’s because they can’t sustain happiness: life just overtakes them. I’ll likely be one of the non-finishers; it’s so easy to forget to post.
But in the meantime, I’m sticking the posts on their own page so they don’t clutter the blog (click on #100 happy days at the bottom of the header or on the menu to the right). They are also posting on my Facebook page every day.
This is the first image I posted. Feb 17. It made me happy to get the meat out of a Brazil nut in one piece.
The cute little plate is part of a set Lyza gave me that make me happy every time I use them. There’s a little bird face under the nutmeats. The four plates come in two designs, and they fit perfectly over a coffee mug to keep the contents hot.