Following is a case of overkill, admittedly. I am really good at faking happiness and here I am trying a little too hard, the overachiever in me showing. But doing this made me feel happier, so good for me.
These things make me happy...
painting rocks into houses
doing soft pastel still lifes
painting with soft pastels outdoors
that I didn't give away this painting to someone I thought was going to be my BIL
that my son was not in his usual place in the far back seat when the glass shattered
seeing a volcano erupt
a good stogiehaving my son and motherhood, as I wonder why I waited until I was 35 and limited my chances
volunteering, even when it made my son mournful to share me