June 15, 2012

6 Things That Make Me Happy

1. The app, Draw Something.

the word was HOTSAUCE

 I amp up the fun factor for myself by guessing incorrectly on purpose. 

2. Saltwater sandals.

They're comfy & colorful & I love them. I also really enjoy this picture I took at The Big Love Fest of my sandals & some balloon shrapnel that is impersonating a joint.

3. Ruby. 

She is the greatest. She's smiley & curious & wild & funny & sweet. She loves to count things. (Thank you, Sesame Street.) One morning she climbed into bed with us & I heard her say, "Daddy, you have two nipples.  Let's count them! One nipple!  Two nipples! Daddy, you have hair on your back. One hair! Two hairs! Three hairs! Four hairs! Five hairs! Six hairs! Seven hairs! Now let's count in Spanish. Uno hair! Dos hairs! Tres hairs...!" 

4.  That time I amused myself at The Nature Center.

5. Tony Robbins.

That's something I never thought I'd say. Again, I blame Oprah. I drew his achievement diagram after watching one of his videos.

 And then I thanked him for it on Twitter. 

And then he responded. 

Sometimes I hate the "in-real-life" disconnect that social media contributes to. There's a lot of room for incorrect interpretation & miscommunication over the web. But this is one of the reasons that I love it. It allows me to interact with people that I would not normally have the opportunity to interact with. (If you're a Tony Robbins skeptic, watch his Ted Talk.) 

Sometimes, if you're lucky, the virtual strangers you talk to online become your friends. Which leads me to my next happy thing... 

6. The TypeA Parent Conference.

This will be my 4th year. I love it.

It's a gift to be surrounded by friends who inspire me to do great things.

And at the end, I always walk away with more courage. It's right on time.

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