Saturday, August 01, 2020

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 1

Today's happiness -- Tears of joy. I went to my niece's bridal shower today. It was a long drive up to Holland, MI, and a long drive home. It's the farthest away from home I've been since Covid19. It was stressful to be in the bosom of my family. But I'm glad I did it. Because it meant a great deal to my niece.

In fact, my gift was the one that made her cry.

I got her gift cards to Target and Amazon, where she's registered. And a jigsaw puzzle. I know that, during these stay-at-home times, my niece and her fiance been enjoying puzzles together. I chose Sleeping Beauty by Thomas Kinkaide. When my niece was little, we used to play Disney Princesses together and Thomas Kinkaide was a favorite of my late mother (her beloved grandmother). I slipped in a note saying this was my way of bringing Grandma to her bridal shower.

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.


  1. My day 1 and 2 are up.

  2. This is a fantastic kick-off to the challenge. I am glad the trip was a good one.