Lucky Me

kat edmonson

The last four years of my life have been a series of ups and downs: divorce, heartbreak, financial uncertainty, love, financial certainty, and more. I have made sure I counted blessings in the bad times and didn’t take for granted the good that came my way.

Part of being happy is choosing to recognize the good in life. Seeing the small gifts daily leads to happiness. This belief I have has inspired me to write out the following list.

10 Things That Make Me Happy Today:

  1. Seeing Kat Edmonson perform at Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After Five tonight.
  2. Exploring and staying in Philly with Sean (the new guy).
  3. A crisp, cool fall morning.
  4. My supportive, fun, talented Studio30 Plus team.
  5. The chocolate suede knee-high boots patiently waiting in my closet for fall.
  6. My writer’s block has disappeared.
  7. Seeing Monkey giggling with a full belly laugh this morning.
  8. Seeing new growth on my favorite plant (Maggie the gardenia).
  9. Waking after 8 solid hours of sleep.
  10. My morning coffee.

Tell me: what makes you happy today?

Since Sean and I will be seeing Kat Edmonson perform this evening, I had to choose her for Song of the Week. Kat’s song “Lucky Me” perfectly sums up my day, but also my life. I am so fortunate for all I receive on a daily basis.

Happy Friday!

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15 comments on this post.
  1. @bluenotebacker:

    Great post for today! So glad to hear about all the wonderful things going on in your world, makes me smile too. I’m very thankful I have someone new in my life whom I love dearly and who loves me back. My sweet daughter who I will not see this weekend shows me more affection when I drop her off at school lately, which was very nice this morning. It’s *finally* raining and much much cooler today- Fall is almost here! And I’m so looking forward to the weekend, going to the gym, and doing some writing.

    Happy Friday, indeed!
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  2. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    You have wonderful things to be appreciative of, BlueNoteBacker. I am happy to read you are in such a great place in your life. Isn’t it great, after the difficulty of divorce, to feel so great again (or for the first time)?

  3. Vinny C:

    The list, the song, the morning coffee. So… much… happy…

    Good for you. More people need to take stock of the good in their lives. As for what makes me happy today, I have a job interview on Monday. I’m happy about that.
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  4. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    Congrats, Vinny! I hope it goest well.

  5. Lonesome Jackalope:

    1) That my spouse is in Vegas, at a medical conference, and not here being ugly to the kids and I. 2) Having friends like you, my dear. 3) That my family and I don’t have to live in fear (yet) of being alive, free and happy in these United States. 4) That painful as it is sometimes, I’m simply mad about being alive and think that other human persons are delightful, unique and special. 5) Women in just about any form, except when they forget to be a woman 6) Truly divine whiskey. 7) Art and any other expression of human creativity 8) The thought that someday, somehow, I’ll have my turn to be happy 9) The thought that somewhere, somebody is out there to be happy with me (because you can’t – shouldn’t try to MAKE someone else happy. 10) That my spouse is in Vegas at a medical conference and not here being ugly to the kids and I. ~ TLJ
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  6. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    It is wonderful you find so much happy in your life, Jack. It really is a choice we make, my friend.

  7. Rachel Cotterill:

    I couldn’t agree more – sometimes, you just have to choose to be happy.
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  8. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    It can be an easy decision, but difficult to execute. It’s worth the effort though.

  9. Emily Woodhouse:

    Nice listicle. If I were you I would like to put ‘Morning Coffee’ on the top!
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  10. Cathy Summer:

    I am happy for my new coffee maker ;)
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  11. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    I would be happy about that, too!

  12. Random Girl:

    Oh, so much happy! I love it! I’m happy that you are seeing it everywhere you look my friend! I’m happy that I have a plane ticket with my name on it to go see a very fun, very awesome friend with a hell of a view. That is happy in a nutshell for me.
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  13. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    That’s a great thing to be happy about! I hope you have a wonderful time.

  14. Hey Monkey Butt:

    I sent over a request for The Art Institute of Atlanta as well as Le Cordon Bleu last week, they’ve called me today. I’m hopeful to turn over a new leaf.. Is that the correct way of saying that? That makes me happy today! And excited… and terrified….
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  15. Naked Girl in a Dress:

    I am so excited for you! Please let me know when you find out. It’s a great thing you are just going for it!