For this Friday Five, what makes you smile? Remembering that Meister Eckhart said that if you pray "thank you" that that is enough of a prayer, share with us five things, memories, or activities that bring you smiles and gratitude.
1) Walking across this university campus, which went "smoke-free" on January 1. It is a pure dee joy to know that I will not have to hold my breath at a random time, especially 25 feet from a building door where smokers used to congregate. Or get smoke-bombed unexpectedly. I feel like I can breathe better already.
2) My silly funny dogs, and the squirrels who come to my office windows for sunflower seeds each day. And animals in general.
3) The new radio in my car, and the new antenna too, which is apparently made of platinum (based on what it cost). Christmas gifts from my sweet spouse.
4) New chiropractor today - I am VERY impressed with her and think she is really going to be able to help me.
5) I cruise in 11 days!