happier |one little word ~2023 …

Over the years, since 2011, I’ve taken and shared many a photo of my mugs. I have a variety of mugs: several celebrate a holiday; some are mugs my parents used; a couple serve a special function – e.g., soup mugs; and some hold special significance such as the mug with evergreen trees that I brought back from my 2022 summer trip to my favorite place: Sisters OR. All have helped me welcome another day on this planet earth.

In the Fall of 2022, I ordered a mug from author Gretchen Rubin and creator of the podcast: Happier with Gretchen Rubin. The mug arrived and I set it on the riser that holds my computer. One afternoon as I was drafting a blog post, I glanced over towards the mug and said out loud: That’s it! My word for 2023! Happier.

I have been a fan of Gretchen’s since the publication of her book: The Happiness Project in 2009. These past years of Covid have extracted a great deal from us – peoples – of the world. I am no exception.

Happiness, being happier, for most all of us has been and is in short supply. But not exhausted.

I’m not sure where my word will take me in 2023 but it is a journey I’m eager and able to take. I invite you to join me.

Here’s to being happier!


PS. The poster is from the 2023 Linnea Poster Calendar @ http://www.LINNEADESIGN.COM Each month offers a different poster.