Good morning, and welcome to a better today.
A today where the sun may not be bright, but our faces are.
A today where joy might be scarce, but we can still scrape some up.
A today that is better than yesterday and worse than tomorrow.
I hope each and every one of you finds your little pebble of happiness in this new day, be it a smile from a stranger or a kind word from your spouse, or even a freshly baked cookie!
Of course, it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom, you might be feeling like the chirpiest bunny on earth today. And if you are, savour it and cherish it.
Here are some things that made me happy today:
My brothers were happy to see me when I walked in the front door this morning.
I had some chips. I haven’t had chips properly in so long! They were warm and crispy and greasy and salt and vinegary and how I savoured them.
The baby told me a great many stories today, and she came and cuddled me unexpectedly and asked me if I was “otay?”. That was sweet and made my heart melt completely.
I drove my car again today after a week away from the little beast. How I loved it, the confidence of the pedals under my feet, the purr she makes when struggling up a hill, her sleek, gorgeous, slightly rusted and hunched way of hugging the curb when parked up. She is like a massive beetle with giant eyelashes. Not a pretty picture, I’ll give you that, but to me she is the most beautiful thing I own.
There is something so satisfying about finally being able to buy your very own, very first car!
I think the novelty will linger in my cherished memories forever.
What made you happy today?