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The point of life is happiness.
–the Dalai Lama
On Tuesday I was awash in a sort of belated wave of gratitude. And it's still going! Things that are making me happy: Finding favorite quotes from books scribbled in my journals ★ Snowflake-shaped sprinkles ★Trading in one stack of books for another. Book swap stores are the best! ★ Vince Guaraldi. 'Nuff said. ★Morning coffee dates ★Rainy days and my purple and white polka dot umbrella. Ridiculous! ★Going crazy making paper snowflakes ★ebooks from the library. Ok, are they not the best things ever? You can just decide that you need some book, plop in your card number online, and boom! You have a new book to read. For free! Fan-freaking-tastic. ★Crossing things off my to-do list. Hey, it's about the little things! ★ Charlie Brown holiday cartoons. I will never get over them. ★Discovering that in my teens, I thought a $10 bill was a good bookmark. Hello, found money! ★ Adding cinnamon to my French press for a little zing ★ "Shopping" with my sister via iMessage photos ★ Holiday party anticipation ★ The Hobbit, the movie! (December 14, guys. Hold onto your hats.) ★ Calls from my grandma asking for one of my recipes. (Be still, my heart!) I guess there's a very, very first for everything. ★ Petting all the Christmas trees lining the sidewalks ★ Plotting book gifts for my nephews and tiny niece ★ Cinnamon- and balsam-scented candles ★ Writing by hand. Always and forever!
What's on your happy list this week? The smell of new books? Getting the last good spot in the cafe? Share with us!
Until next week, wishing you cinnamon spice and books half price! *cue all the bad-rhyming groaning in the world* Hah!