Five things that made me happy today – 5/17/20

So be alive to one another’s struggles. Stand up for one another’s rights. Leave behind all the old ways of thinking that divide us — sexism, racial prejudice, status, greed — and set the world on a different path.

President Barak Obama

1. Facebook reminded me that this is the anniversary of selling our house in Dallas eight years ago. Thus began the Washington State chapter of our lives, and I’ve not regretted one minute of it.

2. In church this morning, we talked about the Holy Spirit. “The Spirit blows where and when she will.” If you’ve ever had an experience that you can’t really define, that may have been the Holy Spirit. And we (yes, I sang along with Facebook Live) sang all the great “Spirit” songs – “Spirit of the living God,” “Spirit, spirit of gentleness,” “Though I may speak”, “Spirit, open my heart,” etc.

3. After church I ordered Sunday dinner from Moctezumas and drove down to pick it up. I had a Chimichanga del Mar with cilantro lime rice, and black beans, and Big Al had Mango Chicken with Mexican rice and pinto beans. We each had a Margarita Grandeza (margarita with brandy). Let me tell you that Grandeza has a real kick to it. Tiny little one-shot bottle in a 10 oz margarita, and I’ve got a major buzz. Glad I got home before I drank it, otherwise I would have been completely over the limit.

4. I’ve also been reminded today that this is the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mt Saint Helens, just 150 miles down the road from me.

5. Interesting Zoom call with the sisters this afternoon. This is one of the unexpected, but wonderful things to come out of the Coronavirus lockdown – we connect regularly (daily) via Instant Messenger, and weekly via Zoom.

How about you? What made you happy today?

2 thoughts on “Five things that made me happy today – 5/17/20

  1. I just found your “5 things…” blog on a friend’s site, &hope you don’t mind if I share on FB. Your simpke pleasures are an excellent reminder to me to count my blessings,have a grateful heart, & care for others, rather than focus onmy & the world’s problems ❣️👍👌💓


    • Thanks for your kind words. I’d love to have you share it on Facebook. I like the publicity (although I don’t really do it for other people, I do it for myself for the very reason you said. It makes me count my blessings every day.)


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