Monday, August 05, 2019

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 5

Today's happiness -- Reynaldo. Yes, my beige demon is high maintenance. He gets bored overnight and wakes me up by knocking things over -- which scares the shit out of me. He "digs" around in my paperwork so that the dining room table is a mess and I can't find anything. He's become the world's fussiest eater. All that is true.

But he loves to watch baseball with me. When I'm still on the sofa, concentrating on the Cubs, he curls up right beside me, as close as he can get. He loves it when I describe Anthony Rizzo's at bats, purring and kneading.

He's 15 years old now. That's the equivalent of 76 human years. So I accept that our time together is naturally limited, and I savor my many sweet moments with my furry little roommate with the oversized personality.

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.