In my daily writing, I enjoyed a 'ah ha!' moment of sorts: figuring out what makes a happy day for me. I came up with three things that when experienced, I can tag as a banner day:
If I have the opportunity to learn at least one thing over the course of the day, I'm good. Imagine my joy when it is chock full of new knowledge! Just the other day on my Daytripping with Denny K outing to Woonsocket, I learned a whole mess of things in just one part of the Ocean State (aka Rhode Island). Imagine my excitement when I think about the other 38 cities and towns in the state to explore!
Who doesn't like a good laugh out loud moment? Whether it is watching one of my favorite shows on PBS Rhode Island - The Durrells in Corfu - or scrolling through some silly animal posts on Instagam, I just a good guffaw like the next guy.
Lastly, love. I get to feel it everyday of my life. It could be a pleasant exchange with someone at the park (from six feet away, of course!) or a text from a friend. An exchange of well wishes and care fills my heart to an almost bursting level.
What are your three thrilling truths?
Another lesson learned that helps me when I am in pickle is the following question: Will I regret doing it or not regret doing it? That simple question has helped me figure out some important decisions.
So, here is a bit of a homework assignment for you: go out and learn something. Try looking up Rupi Kaur, find out what a amphisbaena is, and who makes THE BEST chocolate in the world (hint: it doesn't start with an "H").
And, try not to laugh watching this funny cat video! Oh, and why not send a little love text to a special someone, just because. I'm telling you, your day will be amazing!