Simple Pleasures….

I decided that I have enough thoughts for two blogs today – especially since I didn’t write anything yesterday! Not that I’m committing to write something every day – I’m sure there will be days that I have no thoughts worthy of documenting (or that are not particularly appropriate for this forum)….

I’m a generally happy person and pleased with how my life turned out – yes, there are things I would liked to have done better, but I wouldn’t change much even if I were given the chance! I believe that right, wrong, or indifferent, everything that happened before got me to where I am now, so there has to be something said about leaving the cards as they were dealt.

So – that brings me to the simple pleasures that make me smile every day!

My girls – Katie, Megan, and Amy – are absolute joys! The only thing better than having a devoted, adoring pet is having THREE devoted, adoring pets!!! They want to be by my side every second and follow me from room to room and push each other out of the way to have the chance to be closest to me! It’s a major ego boost! And, never fails to make me laugh to watch them running around the yard, playing, wrestling with each other, splashing in their wading pool — there is no way anyone can stay mad, depressed, or sad with them around!!!!

Of course, my family and friends — I am very blessed to be very close to a great circle of family and friends that bring me a ton of happiness!

Another pleasure is working with a local non-profit that focuses on helping kids stay in school and prepare for life! I believe so strongly in what they stand for and the excellent programs they offer that I spend as much of my free time as possible working to help them succeed. Right now, we’re organizing the annual fundraiser – an elegant, black tie optional event that will be absolutely fabulous -we’re working to secure sponsors and silent auction donations AND individual tickets are on sale now for $100 each!

My career is also a source of extreme pride and satisfaction — I’m doing just what I was meant to do in a rewarding career. It’s a good thing…..

Don’t get me wrong — I am not free of stress, bad days, or issues – but the simple pleasures get me through it and I look things that make me smile! It doesn’t take much to amuse me and I don’t stay down long…….. 😉

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