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Thirteen things that make me happy

February 25, 2010

Reading all of Michele’s happy posts has inspired me, so here’s a Thursday Thirteen about all the things that are making me happy this week:

1. Marcel got a job! Wait… I need to say that again…MARCEL GOT A JOB! It’s a term position, but that’s the best anyone is getting these days, so we are all ecstatic for him!

2. He got a job because he put in extra effort in a substitute job he had, creating worksheets and impressing the administration with his initiative. I’m so proud of him I could burst!

3. Speaking of jobs… the 4 new staff I hired this year and the new volunteer that joined the team are working out BRILLIANTLY! It looks like we hired well and that makes me very, very happy.

4. I get to delegate more and, you know what? I’m kinda lovin’ it.

5. Nikki got a new cell phone, and now she sends me cute little text messages like “how was your day at work, mom?” I kinda like it.

6. The book “Refuse to Choose” by Barbara Sher is just SO GOOD! I feel so understood! And inspired!

7. Chai latte. I only let myself buy one once a week, and with a Starbucks in my office building, I’d say that’s pretty remarkable restraint. But when I have one… happy!

8. Last night’s documentary night at church. A cozy little group of us watched Etre et Avoir, a gentle little movie about a teacher in a one room school house. I’m so happy that Pam was inspired to start this!

9. I get to go to Chicago in April. A trip on the horizon ALWAYS makes me happy.

10. Online friends. I have some great ones!

11. Clara Hughes wins a bronze. At 37. Her sixth Olympic medal – in summer AND winter Olympics! She’s amazing!

12. Writing. I’m always happy when I’ve had some time to do some good writing.

13. Did I mention… Marcel got a JOB?! Oh yeah – I said that already. Oh well – it deserves at least two points on the list.

14. Bonus point… this banner in Toronto made me smile. Anyone want to go see a play with me?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2010 10:06 am

    there are some pretty sweet things going on in that list! i may have to check that book out – and the documentary? always looking for recommendations!
    congrats again to marcel – initiative ALWAYS pays off 🙂

  2. February 25, 2010 11:35 am


  3. February 25, 2010 11:46 am

    Such a HAPPY LIST!!! YAY!

    And that banner is hysterical! I will have to show Marcy — she will laugh so hard!

  4. February 25, 2010 12:02 pm

    Hooray for Marcel!! That’s awesome!
    What a happy list 🙂

  5. February 25, 2010 2:13 pm

    Congrats on all of the happy things in your life, Heather! Oh, and I seriously want to go to that wedding!

  6. February 25, 2010 4:28 pm

    Wow! Congrats on the job and the texts and family and trips and wow, what a faboo wedding!

    Inspiring all the way around!

  7. February 25, 2010 8:30 pm

    GREAT list! GREAT news about the job!

  8. March 13, 2010 7:40 pm

    chai latte.
    oh ya.

  9. March 13, 2010 7:41 pm

    (shows you my thoughts immediately go to the taste buds when I should have been congratulating Marcel on the job!)

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