Thursday, August 01, 2019

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 1

Today's happiness -- A long walk on a perfect summer night. Got out of work early today. Everyone else went to the company picnic, but I opted out, choosing instead to sort books for the upcoming library sale. When I was done, I took the headphones out of my purse and walked a little farther up the street to the BIG grocery store on the other side of town.

It was 78ยบ, with low humidity. I had Cubs announcer Pat Hughes in my head. I just adore him. When I tuned in to hear him talking about Joe DiMaggio's1941 hitting streak, I knew it wasn't good for my guys. They were down 8-1, but Pat still made this misbegotten game entertaining. I did most of my grocery shopping and got a really good deal on pork chops ($1.29/lb.!).

By the time I got home, I felt great. I had done good -- volunteering my time for a good cause. I saved money. I used my time wisely -- grocery shopping is one of my big weekend chores and it's out of the way already on Thursday! And the night was so pretty and calm and comfortable. We get so few of these beautiful evenings, I'm glad I was able to be out in it.

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.