"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself," said Ben Franklin, who was by far the most grounded of our Founding Fathers. Franklin was a wealth of wisdom, whose oft-quoted words include "beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," and “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
In the spirit of catching happiness, I've been tagged by Kathleen to list 10 things that make me happy. So let's make a list:
A long walk in the rain, especially with lots of puddles;
Laughing until my stomach hurts;
The smell of honeysuckle and the sound of crickets at dusk;
Spending time with my family;
A perfectly toasted grilled cheese and tomato sandwich;
Time spent with friends;
Hiking in the sunshine.
And, in the spirit of passing it on, I'm tagging Steph, the other Steph, Brian, dweebcentric, Ariel, and the Cupcake.