Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Felicities

felicity (fə lisi tē)
noun pl. felicities -·ties
  1. happiness; bliss
  2. anything producing happiness; good fortune
  3. a quality or knack of appropriate and pleasing expression in writing, speaking, painting, etc.
  4. an apt expression or thought
Origin: ME felicite < OFr felicité < L felicitas, happiness < felix (gen. felicis), happy, orig., fertile, fruitful, nourishing

Obvioulsy, I have slacked off in the blog-writing department as of late. I have been busy and tired and uninspired and excuse and excuse... I am attempting to refocus, and I thought it would help to have some sort of routine. Back at the height of my middle school awkwardness, I discovered this book.

Being the joyful little dorks that we were, my friend Jessica and I set about making out own list. We got to a thousand, one thousand things that made us happy. We printed our list out, and I stuck my copy (a thick stack of that old school printer paper that had that weird perforated edge with the holes in it) in a desk drawer. I think. I have absolutely no idea what happened to it, but I would love to be able read it today. I wonder if the same things that made me happy at thirteen still make me happy at thirty. My guess is that a lot of them probably do. 

In any event, I am going to try out a weekly routine that is a throwback to that old school list. Friday Felicities (alliterative and apt) will be a list of things that made me happy over the past week. 

Things that filled me with felicitous feelings this week (or, more accurately, today, since this just occurred to me and I haven't been keeping a photographic record of my happiness this week): 
  • Swimming piglets* and silly wordplay. {Someone commented on this photo that the little guys were probably training for the Olympigs}
                          Source: via Gaby on Pinterest

  • Feeling loved by the Hubs on Valentine's Day (and every day for that matter)

  • Growing a salad on the railing of our bedroom balcony
  • Freshly washed sheets and Barbara Kingsolver
  • Dinner with the fam

  • These words of wisdom - I'm going to make my own poster and put it up in my classroom
                                                                               Source: via Kate on Pinterest

*Disclaimer: Pictures of adorable baby animals (is there any other kind?) doing  silly things and/or just looking adorable almost always make me happy and will likely make frequent appearances.

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