Discussion: Things That Make You Happy

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After learning that yesterday (Friday) at noon, the nineteen year old family cat died I think I need some cheering up.  He died peacefully in his sleep and of course I’m sad but it’s also a relief as well.  He wasn’t doing very well these past few weeks and I’m glad he’s no longer in any pain.  And in a way, I sort of had a feeling the end was coming on Friday.  Call it intuition but I wasn’t all that surprised to hear the news.  I know he was just a cat, but Tommy was with the family for pretty much as long as I can remember and I’ll miss him.

That’s why the discussion for this week is entirely selfish.  I want to know this: what makes you happy?  Music?  Family?  Pets?  Friends?  Simple things, like sleeping in on a Sunday or re-reading your favourite book?


  1. patricksponaugle

    There’s a lot of things that make me happy, I guess. Usually clouds. Striking dramatic clouds usually do it for me.

    Also, my pug Chi Chi, who possibly has no other function in life than to entertain me with her super expressive moosh-face.

    • Carrie Slager

      Pets can be pretty entertaining, that’s for sure. And nature makes me happy as well, especially when I watch sunsets or walk to work in summer down my street. The scent of the flowers on my street after a rain is divine.

  2. Jack Flacco

    Mine also died at 19. Hard to process when she’s no longer purring at my feet or jumping on my lap or snuggling on the couch with me. Gosh, you have my sympathies.

    • Carrie Slager

      Yeah, it’s hard. I miss coming home and having him jog toward me or sleeping on the couch and waking up when he jumps on me and starts purring. At the same time he lived a good quality long life and I’m happy about that.

  3. Elizabeth

    My cat is currently 19 and I worry about this pretty much daily :-/. As I’ve put it to friends who just don’t understand, I’ve known my cat almost as long as I’ve known my brother, and by and large I’ve liked my cat a great deal more for that long! I’m so sorry, I can imagine how terrible it is 🙁

    BUT…things that make me happy…Haribo Gummy bears…snow days..hot chocolate…Paolo Nutini’s New Shoes, ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky, and Blind Melon’s No Rain if you need happy pick-me-up songs!

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