Life is...

** falling asleep with my makeup and lights still on
** enjoying a ham, brie and pesto sandwich- mmm carbs!
** coming to new awarenesses in coaching
** being emotionally drained by the same
** anticipating a day trip to the beach this weekend
** ordering a sample of anti-aging skincare
** reframing it as gently-aging because I really don't want to stop aging
** vivid dreams at 3:30a
** pausing to touch all the beautiful flowering trees on my walks to and from bus stops
** ordering a pair of grey glasses and anticipating they will look nice with my blue eyes
** a woman sitting in the seat next to me when there are plenty of empty seats all around me
** resisting my urge to say "move it"

Happiness is...

** still accomplishing all of my Sunday todo list even though I took a long nap and dawdled around cutting funny photos out of magazines
** neon socks and how they add the perfect (to me) bit off oomph to my outfit
** knowing our house is going to have some plumbing issues resolved next week!
** plans to tour one of my work's completed residential remodels this week
** keeping candles burning all weekend - for the glow and for the scent
** spotting a house with a lavender door
** changing the shower curtain - why do I procrastinate this when it makes such a great difference for just $5?!
** the sound of neighbors mowing their lawns
** knowing I have zero responsibility to mow our lawn
** kids who say "thank you!" so exuberantly when exiting the bus

Happiness is...

** haircut! My hairdresser said we've achieved our goal of an aline cut- hurrah!
** mini cadbury eggs on an unexpected sale
** the weather today was absolutely my favorite and I was able to be out in it for many moments all day
** taking myself to the movies and (what what) not eating candy during it
** putting cold weather clothes into storage
** an empty bus on the ride home
** finding a book of recipes I am actually interested in cooking
** 4 new fish in my tank at work
** figuring out names for all of them thanks to the creativity of my hairdresser
** the way spring brings peoples' colorful clothes into the open
** finding the perfect postcard for the perfect person
** buying a green tea latte at the cafe that makes The Best ones
** the shadows of trees on cement

Noticing

** snails on a stretch of sidewalk on my walk to work - what draws them to that spot of sidewalk?
** how my mood changes so often based on circumstances outside myself - how can I stay centered and grounded?
** beautiful flowers everywhere - how can I spend less time in front of a screen and more time in nature?
** how many free learning opportunities there are on the internet - how do I choose the ones that are best for my spirit?
** how I often want to learn more (more!) instead of sinking deep into one thing at a time - how would it benefit my life to commit wholeheartedly to any ONE thing?
** how can I hold these questions with kindness instead of rushing to judgement?

Happiness is...

** listening to music all day at work and not having to be considerate of others' tastes because I have my own office
** time to actively listen to coworkers
** falling back asleep when I woke up at 2:30 this morning
** asking for and receiving a hug
** an unexpected gift of two sparkly bracelets and wearing 4 bracelets on my arm all day (more is more!)
** chamomile tea on a drizzly evening
** hanging another strand of twinkle lights in my room and finding it so beautiful and calming to be here