Sunday, August 01, 2021

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 1

Today's happiness -- Dense, leafy trees. It's 74ยบ today. Perfect weather. Too nice to waste indoors. So I took a nice, long walk to the other side of town (Dollar Tree) and back. A little less than two miles in all.
The best part of my jaunt is that I took side streets as much as possible. Between the two busy streets, where multi-unit buildings like mine are, my neighborhood has quite a few massive old Victorians on nice big lawns with big old trees. It was lovely to walk down the avenue and look up into the thick green that provided shade from the late afternoon sun.

By the time I got home, I was relaxed and a little sleepy and satisfied. We get so few of these picture-perfect (not too hot) summer days, I'm happy I was able to be out in it and enjoy 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.


  1. Sounds like lovely weather!

  2. We also had a perfect summer day!

  3. One of the things I like the most about my house is that we have a nice big tree in the front yard. Not super common here in the high desert.