Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Someone asked me today what makes me happy.
'Lots of things,' I said.
'No, not lots of things. One thing.'

That stopped me. How do you choose?
Then I thought how lucky I am that I have many things that bring me joy.

The sound of my grandchildren's laughter.
The peace of knowing my children are safe in their own beds.
Losing a kilo.
Talking to Bubbie Channah.
Going out to dinner with friends.
Writing my blog.
Reading a good book.
A plate of pecan pie, chocolate cake, butter tarts.
Losing a kilo.
A good story.
A clever joke.
Doing something special for a loved one.
Solving a puzzle.
A bowl of spagetti, a hamburger with french fries and gravy.

Any day that's quiet in Jerusalem.
And losing a kilo.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.


At 1:59 AM, Blogger Leann said...

I liked your list.there are so many things to bless us and make us happy.just a walk in the fall is a blessing of know how the leaves crush under your feet and the smell is like perfume.poplar tree,s have the sweetist smell.a hot cup of coca on a winter night cuddled by the fire with someone you love.hugs from my grandkids,and hearing them say I love you NaNa.there are so many things.too many to put down here.have a blessed and peaceful day.

At 7:21 AM, Anonymous the guv said...

Excuse me ! What am I ? A mound of chopped liver ?

I don't want to make you feel guilty ( Yeah, right ! ), but, YOU would be on MY list. More than once. And, by the way, playing Scrabble with you across the miles would be listed separately.

But listen, if I don't rank right up there with calorie-laden goodies and the need to lose unwanted fat, then so be it, Good-Buddy-Who-Gives-Me-More-Joy-Than-I-Apparently-Give-You. I can live with it.

Tomorrow's question:
" How would you change your original happiness list?"

The Guv

At 7:27 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

HEY GUV...didn't you get it? you were supposed to fill in the blank...the real list went...going out to dinner with my friends(the guv)...a plate of pecan pie etc (served by the guv)...solving a puzzle (scrabble with the guv)...a good story(told to me by the guv)...writing my blog( and waiting for a comment from the guv)...HEY GUV EXCEPT FOR LOSING A KILO WHICH I HAVE TO DO BY MYSELF...YOU ARE PART OF ALL MY HAPPY LIST AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN...does that mean you're not bringing the chopped liver???

At 7:31 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

leann i love your list...can i add them to my own??? stay safe

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Val said...

Marallyn, you have lots to be happy about - that's something special to be happy about! ;)
Enjoy those things that make you happy.

At 12:47 AM, Anonymous the bald & thebeautiful said...

Hi Marallyn.
As you know I'm the woman of few words.
One word for happiness?????
The winner by far is LOVE.
Love: whether you give or receive.
From or for your spouse, kids, grandkids, friends, strangers,
Love means joy, smile, closeness, acceptance,respect,responsibility, accountability .
Reason to wake up.
The only thing that makes you forget pain, and aches.
The only thing that can stop wars, tears, pain and terrororism.
One thing in the world that doesn't mind the "one kilo" your talking about.There is that much more to love. although the Size does matter. (I've been on both extremes of the scale).
So for the love of love lets love each other, and we all be happy.
I love sooooo much.
Be happy, be safe stay out of trouble and spread the happiness (love).

The Bald and the beautiful.

At 12:50 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hiiiiiiiiii val...thanks...nice to count our blessings once in a while...thanks so much for dropping you wanna meet for coffee???

At 12:51 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

beauty!!! you win :)))

At 1:56 AM, Anonymous Sydonia said...

Guv, good that you keep Marallyn in check (not unexpected)but "GREAT SAVE, MARALLYN !!!"----may have taken a moment but, great save :))

At 2:09 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hey sydonia!!! missed you...see you've know us long enough to get it where is your list of happy things??? and what am i, chopped liver??? smooches...stay safe

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Chavah said...

Sydonia took the words right out of my mouth!! They don't call you brilliant for nothing. lolololol.
I loved everyones responses, and can identify with all the lists. Found it interesting that people from every walk of life and different parts of the world, all describe happiness the same way. To my way of thinking, that makes us all related....we are all sisters. What a wonderful feeling to be part of such a beautiful family of women, all connect by our wonderful sister, Marallyn's blog! Thanks my friend, my sister. Hugs to you and all the girls.

P.S. Let's all get together for coffee sometime...I'll bring the pecan pie.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

now you are talking girlfriend!!!yahooooo

At 5:56 PM, Blogger weese said...

- A plate of pecan pie, chocolate cake, butter tarts.
- Losing a kilo.

now if only these could truly co-exist about happiness!

At 7:21 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom weese!!! thanks for dropping in...ahhhhh pecan pie in...jello out...i love it...stay safe...


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