Monday, August 28, 2023


Things that made me happy today:

Deep conversations with good friends. For hours.

Lunch at a favorite spot with great talk.

Many ideas brewing in my head — for art and writing and having friends over. It feels like a very creative few days here in the heat.

Years ago, around the turn of the century, I kept a book journal for several years, writing notes about the books I was reading. There are about 250 books in the journal over ten years or so. You can see I was/am a prodigious reader. If I read the notes slowly, sometimes I can place myself IN the story and enjoy it again. An unexpected pleasure.

And I ordered four or five from the library to pick up later this week.

And, remembering yesterday’s sermon and music and brunch with friends. There is a theme here.

And you? What’s making you happy? I love to hear it.

Keep going.




MarySue Foster/5 things that made me happy

This will be the home of 5 Things That Made Me Happy Today. Soon that will be the title. Starting with just a few entries.