Giving thanks

Western-style ovens are not common in China. I own a sort of toaster oven on steroids, large enough to accomodate a dozen very strategically placed muffin cups. It is not large enough to handle a chicken, never mind a turkey. So, when questions of Thanksgiving dinner arose, my American friends and I were at a…

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Sing me to sleep

I’m not sure if this song is exactly intended to be a “happy” thought, but for whatever reason it is for me. Every time I listen to it, I feel empowered. I’ve recently learned that life is more unpredictable than any of us could imagine in our wildest dreams (or nightmares), and there is some…

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Looking on the bright side

I’ve decided to collect and share happy thoughts. There’s so much negativity floating around in the world that sometimes we fail to see the little things that make the big picture come into focus. Cheesy? Probably. But, then again, what’s wrong with cheesy? A smile is a smile.

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