Saturday's Happy Cone goes to my nephew. We had lunch together. He's growing into an interesting young man. Here he is, just a high school sophomore, and he's very enthusiastic about Bernie Sanders. He asked me why I wasn't. I told him frankly that I don't believe Bernie can win But I didn't want to pee on his parade. So instead I told him my war stories, working on the Clinton, Kerry and Obama campaigns. He wanted to know exactly what I did. I told him how tedious volunteer campaign work can be, that the satisfaction comes from believing you're doing good, doing something that matters.
This is not how every sophomore wants to spend his Saturday afternoon. He's an interesting kid.
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.