“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

So, I was in Target and I was pondering the elusive nature of happiness and the human pursuit of it.  Nothing like a large retail establishment to make you all philosophical-like.  And where I ended up was with the realization that sometime we are so caught up in the grand scheme of What Will Make Us Happy (TM), that we forget that on a routine everyday basis, it isn’t the big answers that make us happy.  It’s the little happinesses of the moment that make our heart sing.

So, I bring you the little happinesses of Robbin’s day:

Antibiotics and Harry with no ear infection.

Google-Chat with Charlotte – She gives good chat.  Try it sometime. 

This, burning in my office:

 Yankee Candle in

 Just a little touch of summer-to-come.

And this, which just became my new favorite gum flavor:

 Viva Mojitos!

Mmm.  Mojitos.  Makes me want to leave my office and run off to Havana. 

I found the perfect parking spaces when I ran my lunch errands.

No line at the checkout.

Ottmar Leibert’s Isla del Sol on the iPOD.   Spanish guitar for the Latin soul.

And did I mention the day is beautiful, warm and sunny?

It all adds up to happiness.  Right now at this moment.

What is making you happy?  Today?  Right at this moment?

February 21st, 2007 at 1:53 pm
6 Responses to “Small happiness”
  1. 1
    Sarah Says:

    The weather- hands down. It’s freakin’ gorgeous today.

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    Rixende Says:

    Hey there…. Googlechat is awesome…look me up sometime by my email address…I’m on all day long and most evenings

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    Sheila Says:

    A really beautiful 1948 easter egg green convertable in the parking lot across the street at work. I’ve had two great visits with strangers as we both drooled over the car. Its a thing of beauty and as Easter is one of my favorite days and its just around the corner, the car reminds me that there is beauty in the midst of pain and that spring always follows winter.

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    Cinnkitty Says:

    Squeaker would rather play with the pink, plastic milk ring from a $2 jug of milk, than the $10 catnip laced “kitty toy” that I bought her at PetSmart. She’s lost in utter kitty happiness while chasing that little milk ring all over the kitchen floor.

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    Moira Says:

    This afternoon my hubby was off work early, and played out back with the kids. All you could hear was the sound of the 3 of them laughing. It was one of those rare moments when all was right with the world.

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    James Says:

    Bees.
    it was warm enough to open hives today and not too windy to blow the queen off the fram, and there where thousands of tiny eggs, smaller than an 8th of a grain of rice, that in 16 days will be making wax for comb, and in 32 robbing flowers of their nectar. in 46 days they will be the older sisters giveing advice to the next generation, yes i know im a geek.

    James