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    Re: What simple things make you happy?

    Finding "free" (well, "free" as in "included in the cable bill") workout videos on an On-Demand channel.
    Hubby and I wanted to join a gym as per his surgeon's advice to help him to prevent recurrance of prostate cancer. His prostate was removed in January, and the first post-op PSA showed no detectable cancer, but you never know when a rogue cell will rear up its very ugly head. Regular, consistant cardio along with a healthful, non-Monsanto non-ConAgra, et al, diet is the best defense.
    Well, after all of the surgery expenses, coupled with loss of income from time off work (I'm a freelancer, and hubby's employer doesn't do sick pay of any sort yes, it's legal), gym membership even the Y is beyond our budget. So imagine our happiness when, while flipping channels, we discovered Fitness on Demand! It's actually better for us, since we don't have to plan a time to schlepp over to the Y. We can just work out at home. And if we're clumsy and dorky-looking? So what! It's just us.
    Yup this week's simple-pleasure Nirvana!
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    Eating outside in the warm sun at the recently opened-for-the-season food/ice cream stand.
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    A phone call from my brother.
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    Having my granddaughter hug me and say, "You're my favorite person in the whole world!"
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    When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "Happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life. - John Lennon

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    Waking up to the sound of kittens playing.
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    Watching kittens run, run, run, and play hard and then just drop over into a dead sleep when they've worn themselves out. Couldn't be any more precious!
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    Gardening in April!!!
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    The cool morning breezes while gardening.

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    Sun tea.
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    The swallows arrival and their happy and excited chirping.
    I wish I could tape a tiny video recorder to their legs. I would love to see where they winter over and watch the trip... there and back again.

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