Happy Tuesday guys. Lately, I’ve been going to Barnes & Noble most evenings after work to study for the CFP exam, which I’m scheduled to take this coming November. However, I never can sit in the cafe area, which is actually a Starbucks, without purchasing something. To tell you the truth, I’m not all that keen on the coffee, it’s too strong for me, but Lord help me, I love the pastries and especially that salted caramel toffee cookie….it is to die for. I find myself buying one every time I’m there. As a matter of fact, I bought one yesterday. I’m beginning to think that this little cookie is fast becoming one of my weaknesses….I can’t help it….I love those cookies. I find myself getting excited and longing for one every time I know that I’m going to go to B&N. Am I coming to study or is it the cookie? I don’t know….it’s both!
Okay, I know, what you’re thinking…”this girl is crazy talking about a cookie…aren’t there other things more important in life to talk about?” Yes indeed there are more important things going on in the world other than my addiction to salted caramel toffee cookies but isn’t it just a great feeling to take your mind off the problems of the world every now and again? Believe me, there will always be something going on that holds our attention. If it isn’t global warming, then it’s terrorist plots stateside or in the Middle East or the price of gas climbing another .20 cents/gal. I guess what I’m trying to say is that, every now and again, you should just sit back and think about the little things that make your life or your day happy, i.e. mellow in the moment a little….life is already hard enough. We’ve all got bills, bills, and more bills….and the majority of us have no choice but to get up everyday and punch the clock. I’m hoping to exit the stage left of the 9-5 rat race soon, but for now, I’m apart of the gang.
So go ahead, have that latte every now and again if that makes you happy, or if your idea of happiness is kicking back on the front porch or hanging out in the park playing softball….don’t let anyone deter you from doing it because you surely do deserve it. As for me…I’m going to keep eating my salted caramel toffee cookies and I’m going to eat it slow and savor the goodness and smile and concentrate on the good things in life.
What small simple things do you do that make you happy?