Happy At Last

When I was eight, I couldn’t see the scoreboard at Tiger Stadium, let alone the numbers on it, until my dad gave me his glasses. I tried them on and wow, the world sharpened and changed.

Suddenly I could not only see the details all around me that had before been fuzzy but could also see why I was bad at sports, which caused me to always chosen last when teams were picked in gym class, which gave me an inferiority complex at a tender age.

I avoid games to this day, but Martha, I’m doing this for you and your Be Happy post.

What to do:
List 10 things that make you happy.
Try and do at least one of them today.
Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day and let them know.
Link back to the person that tagged you.

10 Things That Make Me Happy: Not in any particular order…

1. Reading
2. Writing
3. Seeing my sons
4. Being inside when it snows
5. Yoga
6. Meditation
7. Laughing with Al
8. Cat on my lap
9. Flowers
10. Friends

Okay, that was #1. #2 is easy as I already did a couple of these;-) Tag ten bloggers? Yikes! What does that even mean?? I can tell you the blogs I visited today and link to them. I think I commented on several of them, so I hope that counts for “let them know” and also covers #4. Because I’m bad at sports, and don’t understand the rules, I make up my own sometimes. Which, come to think of it, also makes me happy. 

Here are the blogs I visited today:



Cindy L

These bloggers make me happy! Thank you all for writing and sharing your world with me. Reading your words makes me feel so much less like the girl who always got picked last in gym class.

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  1. Cindy, I love your happy list … I have been working on one, too, as I told Sharon. It’s very therapeutic to consider all the wonderful things that DO make us happy. Too often, my inner critic is composing a “gripe list,” and I believe that making a “happy list” is a great way to fight back! Thanks for including me on your blog list …

    And wow, you were picked last in gym class too? Me too! I was awful at sports, and still am. But you know what, the things I spent time practicing (and got “good” at) over the years have served me SO much better than being able to kick a ball around a field or across a net. To stay fit, I ride my bicycle and dance.


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