Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Things that made me happy today

Just because I feel like saying so, here are some things that made me feel happy today

  • I got a hair cut which really made me feel good.
  • I had a good laugh at some jokes my roommate told me.
  • I had a nice dinner (just chicken and rice and vegetables but it tasted good so that's what counts.)
  • I do research for my job and I was happy today because I finally found some information I'd been looking for for a while.
  • It makes me happy to know that I have a comfy bed to sleep in and I'm going to bed now.
I know that the things listed above aren't really earth shattering but I find a lot of strength and comfort in finding joy in every day things. I hope that something in each day brings everyone a sense of happiness. To me, life just seems better that way.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Music is good for the soul

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. " Berthold Auerbach
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In the spirit of the quote above, I felt  I should share some music that really made my soul feel good. Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, June 19, 2017

More ducks in Melrose!

I was so happy because I saw a family of ducks again today down the road from my apartment. What I liked best was that the family of ducks was walking across the street and my neighbor was acting as a "crossing gaurd" for them. It was as if they were on parade. Seeing them lifted my spirit  no end. I just think it's lovely to know that people still make way for ducklings!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

My Dad and my Friend

My dad and I have always been close. I remember that when I was really young and my sister had just been born, I'm slightly ashamed to say I was a bit jealous of the attention she needed. (I had been very used to being an only child. ) A day or so after my my mom and sister came home from the hospital, my dad took me aside and said that I'd always be his special friend.  This was actually really helpful to me and I and my sister and my brother, all became good friends. To this day, sometimes when I call my parents my Dad still calls me that sometimes. I'm glad I'm able to see my dad as a good friend as well as a father. He really is the only father I'd ever want to have. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The most important things

"The most important thing in the world is family and love."- John Wooden
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I believe that everyone deserves to have family or at least people that care about them. Even if it isn't the family you were born into. I've been lucky to have a very loving family and to me it's really important that I am someone they can be proud of. I guess when it comes down to it, I hope everyone has people that love them very much because those are the best people to have around you. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Just Try!

I saw this awesome video of a deaf woman  named Mandy Harvey singing on America's Got Talent, What I really liked about her was that she sang this song called "Try" that she wrote herself. It made me feel really good to hear it because it's all about keeping on going no matter what happens. I hope she wins the competition but regardless of the outcome I feel strongly she'll go far because she'll never stop trying and doing her best and that's what counts more than anything.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I feel like there's a little revolutionary in all of us

The revolutionary author Che Guevara was born today in 1928. Thinking of him and how he was a revolutionary makes me think of one of the things I like best about people and that is that everyone has the ability to change things for the better. There are so many good things people can do for each other and I'm really glad people still do things for others. I figure the best revolution or thing worth fighting for is love because I really believe it's the best thing there is.