Today I did this:
supposed to be a recovery run [9 miles] but . . . . it was feeling great again today so I rolled with it. 15 miles at 7:29. Ummmm, that .77 was all cool-down walkin'.
Then I did some laundry and some actual money making work. My bank account looks a little happier.
Then I went to Costco. I know, zero shock-factor there.
It's always one of three people working the all important "show me your
Him: why hello again.
Me: hey! How are you? [reaching in bag, still]
Him: ya, you're good. We see you often. C'mon in!
Me: wooooo hoooo!
Him: you always have the biggest smile on your face. Why are you so happy?
Me: Well. it. IS. Costco.
Him: ya, ya but thanks for being so happy
I loved the timing of this interaction.
My sister had to give a talk on "happiness" this past Saturday in front of a large group. I couldn't make it due to Peanut's volleyball tournament but after visiting with my Mom yesterday, I asked her for an emailed copy.
A quote I loved:
"Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."
She used an analogy that was awesome. She had given each person a small bag of cotton candy. Cotton candy makes her happy.
To some cotton candy = weight gain, rotten teeth & sugar high
To her cotton candy = happy [family] times
like at Suns games, the ball park, Disneyland, the State Fair, Chuck E Cheese [ya, she's awesome, I pay Peanut off so I don't have to go there.]
It's all a matter of perspective.
My perspective is not always rosy and shiny. Ask the Pita. Ask Peanut. Ask the girl
. . . . Why not smile?
What made you smile today?