Sunday, August 17, 2008

13 Summer Blessings


I've been studying happiness for the last two summers. One easy way to increase happiness is to count your blessings.

So, here's a look at my summer blessings:

(1) I registered my 5,000th book at BookCrossing.

(2) Total books read so far this year: 201. An amazing number of great reads.

(3) Our 30th anniversary trip to San Francisco, especially a visit to City Lights Bookstore and Yosemite and time spent with my husband.

(4) Twenty-five pages of my book written.

(5) Day after day of cool breezes blowing off the Gulf, making for perfect front porch reading.

(6) New school library, walking distance from my house.

(7) Two big blood drives.

(8) Relay for Life, shooting water pistols off at a fellow librarian

(9) Galveston, buying those wonderful polka-dotted flip-flops

(10) The Houston Chronicle Book Sale, purchasing 82 books for $125

(11) Summer Read-a-Thon

(12) Visiting with my parents and old friends and my family

(13) 23 Things, learning about Web 2.0

7 comments:

  1. That is definitely a wonderful list of blessings. The spring season was such a difficult one for me with my health problems and the death of a good friend after her long battle with cancer. While my health problems continue, the blessing is that things have been much better. I have a new kitty in my life and the other animals seem to have taken to her well. My job is stable and I work with a great staff. I have a lot to be thankful for. Thank you for reminding me.

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  2. Yes, I believe in counting my blessing as well. A library within walking distance is definitely high up on my list. Where would I be without it.

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  3. Thinking about our blessings seems to make us happier!

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  4. When I am down in the dumps, I look at all the good things that are there for me. That sustains me.

    Do check out my Sunday Salon post :D

    SS 1: Review of The Dark Child

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  5. What a great list of blessings! It's good to remember the positive things. And can I just say wow about #1 and 2!!

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  6. It's such a good idea to count your blessings every so often. We're all much happier if we remember how we are lucky instead of unlucky. Thanks for reminding me. =)

    By the way, I'm impressed by your 201 books! I thought I was doing well with 111, hehe.

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  7. One of the easiest ways to lose our happiness is to compare ourselves with others!

    To make the comparison more honest, note that at least 100 of the books were children's chapter books. :-)

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