Day 96: Dog-sitting makes me happy. My boyfriend planned an out of town trip, so he asked me to watch his dog while he was away. Luckily his dog and I have lots in common (specifically, a love of snacks and napping). I don’t think I’m ready for a dog of my own yet, but being a temporary dog mom has been fun. Check out a few photos of some of our adventures!
Day 97: Company picnics make me happy. My company goes all out when it comes to our annual picnic. Earlier this week I volunteered to help with pre-picnic stuff (more on that here) and the end result was spectacular! Here are some pics of (just one side!) of our celebration:
Day 98: Catching up with friends makes me happy. My friend Judith was in town this weekend, so we met up for brunch at one of my favorite restaurants. We met through a work opportunity and became fast friends! Even though she no longer lives in Madison, we make a point to keep in touch. It was awesome catching up with her in person!
Day 99: Free lunch makes me happy. Today was staff meeting day and the wrap (sweet chili tofu) was so good! It tasted even better because it was free. 🙂
Day 100: Taking classes makes me happy. This week, I get to take a class instead of teach a class! I absolutely love learning and am thrilled to be the one being taught this time around.
Also…today is my last entry for #100HappyDays. This was a fantastic exercise in gratitude! Taking a step back and finding something to celebrate in every day–no matter how small–helped me to put my life in perspective and realize I’ve been blessed with an amazing life. Honestly, some days it was hard for me to come up with something more than “Waking up this morning makes me happy.” Not every day will be filled with joy–that much is certain. But I found that the happy moments outweigh the unhappy ones overall, and that’s pretty good to me.