Thursday, March 16, 2006

warm fuzzies

When I was younger I kept a book of happy thoughts -- a little notebook where I recorded the little things that made me happy. I thought of it today for the first time in a long time. Here are some little things that have made me happy lately:
  1. Releasing my choir classes and hearing them sing the songs we've been working on all the way down the hall and out the door.
  2. Knowing that it's a long weekend (mid term break), and I won't have to wake up at 5:30 tomorrow morning.
  3. Rehearsing an opera with some great colleagues.
  4. Exploring new song repertoire.
  5. Working with a new teacher and feeling as though my voice is making noticeable strides in size and beauty, even in a short span of time.
  6. Taking a nap with my cat in the afternoon.
  7. Reading a good book.
  8. Consciously taking a moment to enjoy these little things when I notice them.

What makes you happy?


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing my friend Melissa this weekend makes me happy.

Gia-Gina said...

Napping with the cat is s big one for me. Also with the dog. Also eating well cooked pasta even if it's just with oil and garlic.

Another Singer said...

This is a 3rd vote for napping with your cat! And right now, a cup of coffee is making me pretty happy.

Dietra said...

Yes, the cats. Always the cats make me happy. But seeing little Melissa's webpage and how she has grown into such a beautiful and talented woman makes me cry (hah just like old times) with happiness.

You are so talented and such a great contribution to society.

I am glad you are surrounded with music and art. You are a treasure.