Monday, October 15, 2007

Happiness Is...

Beeps suggested I open up this post with a passage from Chapter 6 of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast:

"When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself."

We have this chalk board in our bathroom at work. It's a unisex bathroom; we're a small company, only six of us. Every so often someone posts a question on the board and over the next few days or weeks the answers to that question pile up.

This is what the board says today:

"Happiness is..."

(here are the answers in order of appearance)

- A starburst in your pocket

- First snow of the season

- A shiny new haircut

- A for real smile

- A turtle

- A cool pillow

- An ice cold 40

- Bare feet

- Not Oprah

- Negative test results

- A dead bear (I inquired about this one and was told a dead bear is much better than a live bear cause a dead bear can't attack you. Um, okay, makes sense I guess.)

- The antidote

Part of the fun is wondering who said what. I'm sure you can guess mine. And please, feel free to add to the list.