I’m still reading Zen and the Art of Knitting, and really like the most recent chapter I read. She says a researcher at Harvard has identified 3 steps to happiness:
1. Work on something creative that you’re really invested and interested in
2. That creative project must have a tangible result, such as a cooked meal, a painting or a scarf
3. The item must have a benefit to someone else, such as sharing that meal, or the painting/scarf making someone smile
I’ll add another to the list – 1 Step to a Toddler’s Happiness: jump in puddles. The munchkin was VERY happy on our way out the door Friday morning.
Look how muddy her pants got!
She nearly ruined her cute shoes. So I went shopping online for rain boots.
And last but certainly not least, check out this amazing rain coat. As my husband said, “Oh MAN!”