This week has been really hard to find happiness due to a family emergency, but I think those are the kinds of weeks I really need to focus on the good instead of the bad. So what’s making you happy this week?

  1. That she’s alive
  2. The existence of hospitals and doctors and first responders and ambulances and helicopters and everything that is needed to help people who need immediate medical attention
  3. Hope
  4. Prayers from hundreds and hundreds of people
  5. Family and friends and co-workers and churches that care
  6. A cat snuggling in my lap for most of an afternoon and evening
  7. Friends who understand when plans change
  8. Stroopwafels
  9. God’s promises and Word
  10. Rereading a poem I wrote a few months ago and still laughing over it
  11. William’s strength
  12. Songs and scripture that bring much needed comfort and encouragement
  13. Chicken noodle soup and bread
  14. Friends who love my novel
  15. William playing Immortals Fenyx Rising