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{#sol15} my happy 30/31



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Sunday was just a gray, cold, rainy, windy day.  
It was also my birthday.  And there was a little sunshine.

My parents left to return home after a weeklong visit,
I found my happy in all the new memories made.

After a weekend of celebrating with my family,  
I found my happy in a nap on the couch.

My husband went grocery shopping this afternoon,
I found my happy in only having to put the food away.

We ordered in Chinese food for my birthday dinner, 
I found my happy in the delicious crab rangoon.

I watched a half an hour "birthday" circus show presented by my two girls,
I found my happy in the singing and dancing of "Happy Birthday" on the high wire.

After an enjoyable but busy nine days home with my girls,
I found my happy in transitioning back to our routine ... and early to bed.

As we return to our schedule, think about the next birthdays to come,
I will continue to look for the sunshine and my happy in every day.

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Thank you Stacey and Kim for the "find your happy" slice inspiration!  Some days we need to dig deep and find our happy ... to celebrate, write a list, even if it's the little things.  Even on a gray yucky day that happens to be your birthday, there is so much to be happy about!



Early to bed preparing for a new week

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  1. Oh how I love this "find your happy" list!!!! This is one I'll write someday! I love how you find your happy even in the mundane or the seemingly unhappy things. :) Thanks for the smile today!!! I'm off to find my happy!!

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  2. There's always happy when life can move a little slower and the moments are savored. Even though it was gray outside, there was sunshine in your heart on this happy day.

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  3. There's always happy we just have look a bit harder sometimes! Sounds like it was a great week and birthday Michelle! Enjoy the short week back. Xoxo

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  4. Finding happy - I like the idea and phrase. Nap happy is another idea and phrase I like. Good food and entertainment make a gray day colorful.

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Glad you found your happy on a gray day. While we're talking about happy, here you go:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

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  6. Thanks for sharing this sweet post. I will remember this on the days it's hard to find my happy. I will remind myself to keep looking because it's always there.

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  7. Sounds like it was a pretty happy birthday! Hope your first day back was enjoyable!

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  8. What a wonderful phrase, "I found my happy..."
    Will miss reading your slices every day

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  9. Happy Birthday, Michelle. Glad you had such a good one, the icing on the cake of your lovely break. Have a good week, too!

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  10. Happy birthday, a day late. I like the image of those daughters on the high wire--I bet that was something to watch. Isn't it the little things that really make us happy?

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  11. It's all those little things that help us to "find our happy". So glad that we could be part of that happy. Missing y'all already! Love ya, Mom

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  12. Love the way you find your happy - it's all around you, and you are wise enough to notice.

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  13. You always make me happy Michelle and Happy Birthday!

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  14. Hooray for husbands who grocery shop! :) Happy happy!

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  15. Hooray for circus shows put on by your girls! How fun!! Happy birthday - again!!

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