Today I was happiest when I was coming home.
Walking home from the train takes just under 10 minutes. But those 10 minutes were filled with small joys. The weather was perfect --79º and sunny, with no humidity. If only it could be like that all summer long.
|Like my neighbor's, except my neighbor's was empty. ):|
I passed my neighbor's Little Free Library. Over the weekend, someone stole all the books -- which really sucks. The point of this little outdoor kiosk is to share our love of reading, it's not something to vandalize or a way to score freebies. It felt good to help replenish it with two paperback novels, to support my good-hearted neighbors in their quest. (And it got the two books out of my office, which is just as cluttered as my home.)
And I was doing a little meal planning. I remembered I had fish sticks in the freezer. For some reason, I wanted to eat like a kid tonight. So yeah, I had a version of my favorite little girl dinner: fish sticks bathed in catsup, but instead of applesauce I had corn and I replaced milk with ice water. But I still had ice cream for dessert. A frozen Reese's peanut butter cup, to be exact.
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.