I had a really happy day yesterday...which was awesome, b/c it came on the heels of a mostly happy weekend (mostly only b/c I had a few frustrating moments about a project that I was working on). What struck me is that there was nothing extraordinary about yesterday. It was an ordinary day. Y'all know that I'm pretty addicted to the self-help, so of course I want to analyze what made yesterday happy (y'know, so I can repeat it!). The little things that added up to a happy tuesday...
*enough sleep - I went to bed a bit late on Monday, BUT I adjusted my morning expectations so that I could get a 1/2 hour more sleep.
*good food - TOTALLy simple - a pb/banana/almond milk smoothie for breakfast. Leftover crab risotto for lunch. Really late dinner (post football game) of eggs & toast - but they were local, cage-free eggs (they really do taste better!) and fresh ciabatta bread from my CSA. Yum!
*new book - I love when pre-orders magically appear on my Nook! Already loving Happier at Home.
*emails from friends - when you sit at a desk all day, emails from friends are a lifeline.
*sending care packages - I love the anticipation of friends receiving happy mail!
*kindness - a old friend brought me coffee, and sat through most of the football game with me. It was so great to catch up. Another friend took the time to send me a document that I needed.
*awesome kids - texts from Hope, and a conversation about the American Dream with Austin. Awesome sauce.
*an empty sink - huh? This weekend, I tossed out the gross, moldy dish drainer that has taken up the left side of the sink forever. Karen talks about the meditative nature of doing the dishes in Hand Wash Cold. I totally get it.
*this wine - Seriously. I want to buy CASES of it. (oh, and I haven't even tasted it yet. The label sold me.)
*new tune - Everybody Talks. I listened to it approximately 42 times. I'm not kidding.
What's making you happy these days?