Thursday, August 20, 2015

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 19

Wednesday's Happy Cone goes to the happiest place on earth. Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Disney aficianados will insist that title goes to one of the Magic Kingdoms, just because they coined the title. Whatever. As a Cub fan, I know I'm happiest when I'm within The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.

Ronnie, HOF/radio voice of the Cubs
Last night Kathleen and I finally celebrated my birthday at the ballpark. It turned out to be a ridiculous ballgame, with plenty of sloppy pitching and fielding on both sides. (We lost 13 to 7.) And yet, I was there. Seeing my guys live and in person. Drinking beer (and now they also have vodka!) in the summer twilight.

I love these 2015 guys soooo much, and they really are a special group, but the heroes of my girlhood will always have a special place in my heart. And one of the very best things about Wrigley Field is the way it honors and represents the team's traditions. There are three statues surrounding the outside park, honoring Hall of Famers from the Cubs late 1960s roster: Billy Williams, Ron Santo and, of course, Mr. Cub,  Ernie Banks. It was nice to get to the park early enough to be able to snap photos of the first Cubs I ever loved.

What's that you say? What's the August Happiness Challenge?

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.

If you want to play along, just come back here (meaning to this blog, not this individual post) each day in August, looking for the happy chocolate cone. Every day I will try to have a post with the headline: August Happiness Challenge: Day [X]. Leave a comment and then post your own daily happiness, with August Happiness Challenge in the title to make it easy to find.


  1. Happy birthday celebration day!

  2. See, you didn't age that extra year til yesterday! Glad you had a good time.


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