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Thanks, Eggers.


I was eating lunch at my desk on Friday, when I heard a couple of my co-workers chatting somewhere in the room behind me.


“You are always so happy. I don’t know how you do it.”

“They don’t pay me enough to kill myself.”

That made me laugh aloud. And today, when many folks are posting inspirational quotes on Twitter —

It deserves its moment in the spotlight.

Because I’m happy

I LOVED Hector and the Search for Happiness.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you will.

hector_and_the_search_for_happiness_simon_pegg_posterThis movie will evoke a very specific, personal response from each and every theatergoer.

When Hector, a London psychologist, feels he is no longer helping his patients, he embarks on a trip around the world to research happiness.

His girlfriend supports his quest and even gives him a journal to record his findings.

A few of these findings really resonated with me, leaving me tearful in the theater and very thoughtful long after I left.  It even inspired a two-hour phone call.

Simon Pegg is well-known for his zombie comedies, but Hector is a big step, I believe, toward bigger and more exciting roles.  He hits it out of the park.

It is rare to not only enjoy a movie but also feel it has so much to say about your own life and experiences.  I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m still talking about this one for weeks to come.



What does happiness look like?

McDonald’s says this:


He’s the new mascot for their Happy Meal.

New to the States, I should say. He’s been repping the kid’s menu in France since 2009, and Latin America and Europe since.

I think he looks a bit like the Kool-Aid mascot who crashed through walls when I was a youngun. But many online  find the meal mascot a bit scary…and are creating memes to prove their point.


Yeah, I feel you.

It’s a glow

This was an incredibly difficult blog post to write.

I can’t focus.  Can’t seem to string words together into sentences that amount to much of anything.  And I really don’t care all that much, either.

You know why?

I’m just too damn happy.

I am totally distracted by happiness today.  I try to begin other projects, and find myself just sitting…and smiling.

A friend called it a glow.  That’s exactly what it is — and all because of a little old college basketball game.

(UK beat Ohio State last night — I mean, come on!  Come on!!)

I tried to Google this phenomenon — the distraction of happiness — but all I could find is how everyday life distracts you from being happy.

So far, I haven’t found that to be the case at all.  I’m still happy.  Still smiling.  Still haven’t gotten a darn thing done.

Who cares?  I’m happy.