I was on the phone last week with a lady I've known for years. I learned a couple things I couldn't believe. First, the third week of January is nationally recognized as the most depressing week of the year, and second, she knew of five people here in Boise who had committed suicide.
So, after pondering the state of the world for a while, I decided to do something. I'm giving you the chance to find some happiness.
And, to get more people to join in, we're going to throw a prize in there. A $20 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.
All you have to do is tell me what makes you happy. Leave a comment. It could be anything.
And, I need your e-mail address just in case you win.
The contest ends February 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM MST. Like always, I will use random.org to draw the winner.
So, what's on my list? Here are some things in no particular order...
*cuddling with my two year old girl and reading stories
*my husband's warm hugs and kisses
*watching my kids play together
*seeing my kids develop their talents
*friends who aren't afraid to take a minute to talk
*strangers who smile
*anytime I get to sit with a kid on my lap, even if they're someone else's kid
*Sundays at church when my kids are being angels
*dancing, especially when it's with my two little girls and no one else is watching
*someone else making dinner and doing the dishes, aahhh
*reading a really good book
I can't wait to hear some of yours. May the rest of your January be filled with gratitude for the precious life you get to live. Thanks for helping me spread some joy.
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