Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 25

Today's Happy Cone goes to sharing my team with America. Last night I had a rough commute. A man asked me for $15 to help him and his sister get home. I gave him a buck and he was all pissy. "I'd do better to steal," he sniffed. Then I ended up beside a man who kept dialing his mother and calling her a "fucking bitch." Not fun, not relaxing.

Then I got home and waited for the game. My guys are on a West Coast swing, so it
didn't come on until 9:00. It was worth waiting for. We beat the Giants 8 to 5. AND I found out that my heroes will be on the cover of the next SI. I'm glad America will get to know these guys. They really are great.

A while back a grumpy gus commented dismissively about baseball, responding to my rhapsodizing by saying she just "didn't get it." How sad for her! For watching America's pasttime, hearing the crack of the bat, watching the ball sail out of the park is so good for what ails me.

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 comment:

  1. That grumpy gus was probably me. But I do understand the joy of root-root-rooting for the home team, and what a joy it is when they're having a good season. I was Mets all the way in 89.