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  • I should be happy,
    I don't have any reason not to be,
    I truly don't.
    Sometimes, I just have to remind myself.

    I had a fortune cookie last nite that reminded me. I had been struggling this week, so funny how these things happen.

    I'm happy I live in California. I'm happy to be a mom (yes, even to a teenager!) I'm happy to be a social worker (even though I complain at times). I'm happy when my little dog looks at me with soulful eyes and licks my face with his wet little tongue. I'm happy when I eat one of those yummy gourmet cupcakes. I'm happy when I watch an old western and remember my days riding an Appaloosa. I'm happy on warm summer days with the sun beating on my face. I'm happy looking up at the night sky and marveling at the beauty of stars. I'm happy to be a Virgo (hey, I have a Virgo cowbird birthday surprise coming in September --shh!) I'm happy that I have a sense of humor (it really can help). I'm really happy when I see the ocean as it makes me feel small, in a good way. I'm happy when I paint (even though I'm an amateur). I'm happy when I play "Scenes from Childhood" on the piano. I'm happy when I scrapbook photos on the computer because I'm a closet graphic artist. I'm happy when I write on Cowbird as I've always loved writing.

    Hey, y'all.
    I guess I'm happy a lot!
    Sometimes, I just have to remind myself.
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