a Happy lunch: strawberries aren't just for shortcake!

“Happiness is always a choice. You can’t wait for circumstances to get better.

You have to create your own good fortune. So look for ways to be happy every day.”

– Joel Osteen

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Today .. I’m happy I got up early again to do my 8 minute weights routine.  4 – count ’em – 4 days in a row!   Oh how I wanted to hit the snooze button and sniggle back in .. but I didn’t!

Today .. I’m happy that a cool front moved in and pushed away the 90F+ temps … back into the 70s we go. Yes!

Today .. I’m happy that, at the movies last night, even though the boy and I ordered popcorn with real butter, I ate some but didn’t eat it all .. yes!  (truth be told, after a week eating only real (non packaged) fresh foods … I couldn’t take the salt. Me! Me lover-of-salty-foods…hmm do I detect a shift?)

Today .. I’m happy that, in spite of the salt at the movies, my clothes are a little bit looser … yes!

Today .. I’m happy that hubbs is due home from a trip. He’ll happily enjoy whatever supper I prepare and then watch his Tigers baseball while I read, blog or water my flowers … but I’ll be happy because he’s near.

Today .. I’m happy because the kid has 2 days left of school .. and then he’s a Senior! How did that happen?

Today .. I’m happy.

What are you happy about today?

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39 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. Today I am happy that I am reading your blog. It is a positive way to start the day.

  2. Kathy

    I choose to be happy today! Regardless of all the negative things going on in my life, I know they are a blessing in disguise. Ironic that I read this just after I finished writing a very similar statement on an on-line dating website. Joel Osteen is full of positive thoughts. : )

  3. This morning I’m happy to be reading my “go-to” subscriptions.
    I’m happy that daughter #1 had two good interviews. Today she hears if she gets called back…prayers, please.
    Happiness…one day at a time.

  4. I second Le Roy’s sentiment!
    What a happy post today! Hope WE get some cooler temps soon- it was almost 100 here yesterday.
    And I know what you mean about being happy when hubby is near – even though you’re doing different things!

    • (( always happy when Hubbs is home .. even when we’re not together! )) I loved your post today about 69 years – wow – and so deserving of fresh pressed.

      Celebrating what’s GOOD in the world,

  5. Today I am happy because I have another day in my grasp. Today I am happy because I have wonderful posts to read within my blogosphere subscriptions. Today I am happy about Google’s home page. Seriously, the Les Paul guitar is happiness! ~ Lenore

  6. MJ,

    OMGoodness…for Dianna, Happiness is being FP’d again!

  7. I am happy that fierce storms did not turn into something more last night but boy am I tired today from staying up just in case sirens went off. (I am a deep sleeper)

  8. Today I am happy for iced white mochas, spring skirts, and good friends 🙂

  9. cooper

    you pushed the 90+ temps on us…near 100 today. melting….

    but still preferable to cold and snow.

    If you can figure out a way to bottle a substance the helps us ignore the snooze button and get out of bed to exercise, put me down for a case.

    • stay near the fan/ac and be sure to hydrate properly, Coop!! I haven’t figured out that way yet .. but … I’m going one day at a time……… Cheers! MJ

  10. That salad looks really yummy!!! :0) Good luck on the exercising. I have started up again, cause I refuse to go a pant size higher. But the laziness wins sometimes…but this week…I have no let it. :0)

    • Yay on you! That salad is divine: fresh veggies + chicken + strawberries + balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Da bomb! Cheers MJ

  11. What a great post. It left me with a smile on my face. Today I am happy because I got to meet an author who was awesome! And I’m also happy because I have one day left of work until a week’s vacation! Thanks for reminding me about the good parts of the day.

  12. Today I’m happy because I’m going to see my best friend who is due to have her second baby boy any minute and I am so excited for her I could burst. And I am happy to be working toward my best life with encouragement from positive “virtual” friends like you!

  13. I’m happy it’s Friday and that I’ve decided to buy a mini trampoline to keep fit.

  14. So much good stuff! I’m happy that you’re happy! And I’m jealous of your cooler temps!!!

    • Sometimes I find it’s just good to take a look back and count what’s good … and the cooler temps today are one of the things I’m counting! 65F ooh ahh … MJ

  15. I agree with you, happiness is a choice. Not always easy. I also think it becomes a habit, if we practice it. So many small things bring a smile to my face. The little things are really important, and worth celebrating. Thank you for the encouragement to recognize the good things in life!


    • It’s not always easy, I know that, but when I take a step back, I am usually able to see more good than not and that’s what keeps me going … Cheers! MJ

  16. I like this! Today, I am happy because all of my kids are home… and some extra ones too!

  17. i’m happy today because my 1-year-old daughter walked up to me and gave me a big wet kiss, a hug, and a pat on the back…just because she wanted to 🙂

  18. Today, I’m happy that I got my cauliflower plants into the garden.

    Today, I’m happy that we set up a new porch swing on our deck.

    Today, I’m happy that the kids haven’t fought all day…


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