Wednesday, January 20, 2010
For Those of Us Who Don't Get to Go to the Caribbean this Winter
I've been feeling a little sorry for myself that I am not going on a cruise or a vacation to somewhere warm and balmy. Although some warm and balmy spots (Haiti) are probably a little less fortunate than here. OK, so no more feeling sorry for myself. I have a home that is still standing, a family that is intact, and I can brush my teeth every morning and have a hot bath. Life's not so bad. And today is National Pie Day. Just so you know.
I have a new goal for January. It is to write down every day things that have made me happy. Here are some things from my list so far:
*not using credit cards for my shopping
*delicious nap with a fuzzy blanket and the cat
*rain boots for shovelling slush
*plowing snow this morning without crashing
And I'm pretty sure my Boston Cream Pie that I'm going to make will make the list as well. I've only done this for 3 days and my outlook on January is better already.
So to wrap it up, here are 2 happy quotes:
"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world." Robert Louis Stevenson
"I have two choices. I can choose to be happy or I can choose to be sad. I choose to be happy." Marjorie Pay Hinckley
So for today, I will choose to be happy and hope that it rubs off on the rest of the world. And if any of you are going on vacation to the Caribbean, I hope you bring me some vanilla. Because then I will be even more happy. The End.