If You’re Happy and You Know It

I’m pretty darn happy these days. See?

self-portrait again 02/28/07

Now, let me count the ways.

  • We are completely unpacked, and it looks like people really live here!
  • The new stove will be installed on March 8.
  • All the repairs have been completed on the house.
  • I’m healthy; I’m feeling more energy these days and my appetite has normalized.
  • I had coffee with a friend from my past job, and it was lovely to catch up.
  • My sister-in-law is coming for a visit in March!
  • A few days ago I called my parents and enjoyed a good chat with each of them, talking about ordinary life, and religion, and politics.
  • Eden has generously offered to help me out on a wardrobe issue (I was going to say “malfunction” because I’m feeling frisky, but it’s not really a malfunction).
  • I’m knitting again.
  • I connected by phone recently with an Austin friend and it was so satisfying to catch up.
  • I’m feeling very well loved, by my parents, Husband, siblings, friends. I’m grateful for the ways I am cherished.
  • I’ve managed to buy only one book in the past three months, and this was after having borrowed a library copy and realizing it was an essential item for my library. I’m reading my way through my unread books and using the library more.
  • I went to the gym Wednesday and it felt great.
  • Spring is coming, and that means the scent of roses and jasmine in the air.
  • I’ve discovered the series Scrubs and laugh heartily at each episode, and sometimes I even get teary. It’s a show that is by turns funny, tart, sarcastic, poignant, silly, random, and relevant. It’s a smart show with quick-witted dialogue. My favorite character is Dr. Perry Cox, who is gruff and narcissistic and knows it, and reveals a heart of gold at surprising moments.
  • I feel an art attack coming on. Soon…
  • I am alive.

How about you? What makes you happy these days?

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6 Comments on “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

  1. Christine Says:

    Oh, I am struck by how utterly beautiful you look in this photo! Who needs a face cream? You have happiness!!

  2. endment Says:

    Thank you for a delightful post… It makes me happy reading it 🙂

  3. Eden Says:

    That is an amazing photo. I saw it at Flickr last night and it just jumped out at me.

    I LOOOVE Perry Cox. He reminds me of Hawk when he comes home & says all the things he couldn’t say at work. I think he lives vicariously through Perry.

    Your joy is evident in this post. I cannot wait to see what will come out of you creatively now!

    Mmm jasmine. I can’t wait for spring. I also love gardenias & orange blossoms but strangely enough I’m not finding them here in central Pennsylvania on March 1.

    What makes me happy today: the smell of bananas, playing soccer w/ Zoe, warm socks, good friends and passing on clothes to someone who needs them. I feel like putting little notes on everything saying stuff like, “This is a little sheer but in hot weather, you’ll love it” or “this was my favorite for a day out” or whatever. I’m going to go get them right now. 🙂

    Your happiness is contagious.

  4. kate Says:

    oh hon you look beautiful!!! so glad you are feeling joyful . . . yay . . . yay . . . welcome home, hmmmmmm? 🙂

  5. Marilyn Says:

    You sound like you’re in a really good place. What makes me happy these days? NAPS. 🙂

  6. Tori Says:

    Kathryn,
    I love that you focus on all the little things that can make life marvelous. It is in these things that life truly happens and by recognizing that, we fully participate.
    Great blog!