The author kept a list for 20-something years and then threw it all together for a book. (What can’t be published these days?)
Some things that made Barbara Ann happy were:
- Absurd – leprechauns, red leotards, Sun-In hair lightener , the TV show “Dallas”
- Admirable – world peace, love, justice
- Redundant – happy times
- Obvious – wine with a friend, fresh flowers, D.H. Lawrence, wedding cake
- Inspired – smell of Play-doh, X-acto knives, little boxes of breakfast cereal
The little book was a much needed gratitude adjustment for me. I’ve started my own list. It may not be publishable but it’s a great reminder that we’re all so very different – and that’s a little fantastic (to borrow a phrase from the Fantastic Mr. Fox).
Here’s something from my list: seeing a car go by with a dog sitting in the passenger seat like a person.
Won’t you share one thing that makes you happy?