H: Today’s Deb-Blog Has Been Brought to You by the Letter D for Delights and the Letter H for Happy: What Makes Me Happy
In most television series, there is a bottle episode, or a self-contained production to scales down costs. If this Deb-Blog were a television series – and it is FAR from that – this would be my bottle episode, although it didn’t really cut costs. Anyway, I hope it’s still snarky.
Animals: Saving their lives and not eating them after they’ve lived a short, dismal life, abused in cramped surroundings. My tummy is quite satisfied without an animal sacrifice.
Belonging: Feeling like I fit where I work, play and live. Being accepted for who I am makes me a delight to have around!
Crying: A good cry over a great movie or just when I’m tired is so cathartic. But it must be spontaneous.
Deciding: I clearly have commitment issues but once I decide, I know it’s right. I can feel it.
Eating: Vegan: See “A” but it’s just so satisfying to live in that kind of harmony. And other species of “humanimals” can smell it on me!
Feeling: Pretty – whether it’s a new outfit, a new season outside or just that feeling within that can’t be knocked down. And here’s today’s ear worm. You’re welcome:
Gratitude: I feel it often but when someone appreciates what I have done is rare, so that kind.
Health: I never take my health for granted and wake each day glad I have my health and my feet to propel me through my day.
Intimacy: The real and safe kind, or so I recall.
Journeys: I haven’t been able to travel in many years for a host of reasons. Even those day trips are relaxing and exhausting.
Kindness: I practice it, even if it means leaving someone be, for good.
Laughter: It’s about second to needing air.
Money:- Not the love of, just having it.
New: Barbie doll smell: Takes me right back to childhood in a lovely way.
Obama: I love my president for his leadership, intellect, demeanor and for out-smarting the GOP. That last one isn’t hard but he sure is good at it!
Parents; No other human can hold a candle to either of mine.
Quitting and Quality: I’m torn between choosing which I prefer but both are enhanced when combined, anyway.
Reason: And that said reason shared with you that remains a life-long guide. I hope my blog reflects the reason I have gained.
Sweets: Just enough of a dulce, a sweet, to seal the meal. Nothing fancy. Just a normal-sized cookie or fruit-flavored morsel.
Thinking: I try to do this every day. I wish more people did.
Understanding: As Elvis Costello says, “What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?” Am I right? Your second ear worm:
Virtue: But not how Republicans define it, the true definition of being good and moral, like “The Golden Rule.”
Walks: I have a 3.2 mile route I walk most days. It’s my time.
X: That taboo. Delicious.
Yearning: Wanting something so much is painful and life-affirming.
Zeitgeist: Because it’s a great German word, I’m half German and I am a particular fan of the mid-Century, “Mad Men” zeitgeist. Zeitgeist means the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. And that “Mad Men” era is brimmed with conformity and non-conformity, seething sexuality, steamy fashion and hopeful, new horizons.