Wednesday, August 01, 2018

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 1

Today's happiness: The sun didn't set until after 8:00 PM. I made the most of the day light. After work I put on my headphones and listened to the Cub game as I walked around town.

It was great having announcer Pat Hughes in my head. He's got the best pipes, and he paints such a terrific word picture it's just as vivid as watching it on TV. The drama he described for me tonight had to do with the home plate umpire, getting hit in the face mask by a foul ball. I'd never heard of this having happened! The man had to leave the game with a possible concussion. No, there isn't a substitute ump waiting in the wings; the Cubs and Pirates had to finish the game with just three umpires. But, Pat assured me, that's fine. This is the way they do it in the minors, after all. Pat emphasized that the important thing is that the umpire take care of his heady injury, Cubs will be just fine. He was wise and entertaining and all around delightful.

I found myself at CVS and did most of my grocery shopping. So that's one chore I can check off my weekend to-do list. Better yet, I had coupons (it was CVS, after all) so I saved $6!


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.