I read that people who sit down and write about things that made them happy during the day are happier people. I think it's three things and they can be things that were just bits of joy, things you did that made you feel accomplished, things that helped someone else.
I think I will try this, especially since I tend to freak out during the holiday season, which leads quickly to tax season, which leads to melt downs, night terrors and loss of patience at home.
Since it's 7:28 am EST, I'll think about yesterday.
Yesterday morning, I told the story of Joseph in Egypt to the combined Sunday school classes at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The children ranged in age from 7 to 13 (since my grandchidlren weren't there) and they all listened well and talked about what was important to them in the story afterwards. It was terrifying but very cool. They are wonderful kids.
I had a conversation with Mark, who is 13, and Joseph, who is 22. It doesn't matter what we talked about --- they are my sons and it's always a wonderful thing to have a real conversation.
I spent a good bit of the day reading in bed with my husband Bob. We were both a little under the weather, and the closeness was a comfort.
Right now, for today, I am about to have a great (I hope) cup of coffee. That's a great start.