photo by Livia Meneghin

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Welcome to my blog. I'm spending a year capturing happiness, and I invite you to come along as I journey toward a more joyful living. I also write about travel, food, and matters of the spirit. Hope you enjoy!

Prancing

Prancing

Today I was asked if a joyful moment can be imaginary, and I believe the answer is yes.  

Therefore, my Joyful moment was being the cause of my friend Sheri’s joyful moment. We were emailing about finances, which included a very brief mention of stocks and investments because I’m totally dumb and she was in need of advice. I told her I could loan her my dad because he’s super smart when it comes to those kinds of things. 

I said, “Maybe we can set up a skype with my dad and y'all can talk money and I'll just prance around in the background.“

The imaginary scene of me prancing in the background while she in my dad talked via Skype (particularly as they’ve never actually met before) was the  “funniest thing she’s envisioned in a looooong time.”

That brings me joy.  

Also, I read my own Joyful newsletter and found this gem: “It made me realize how much I like mandarins--and do I own smashed into this."

It was so ridiculously absurd, it made me laugh out loud—but I work in these paper-thin walled cubicles, so I tried to stifle my laughter and it just made me sound like I was choking.

Good gracious. Not even I know what I was trying to say! Maybe that I should buy some? I’m like the fortune cookie bot that just spits out a collection of commonly used words and occasionally sounds wise. 

Lastly, I got to support my friend Bradley the Clown* tonight during his Spooktacular event, and it’s always fun to see him on stage! 

*not actually a clown

Well I’ll Be

Well I’ll Be

Dream Job

Dream Job