Sometimes happiness is a lot of things.
Lately, for me, "happiness" is...
...finding out you made all A's and B's in the classes you struggled with all semester.
...having an amazing stepfather that takes you on camping trips like he and his dad used to take, shows you some of the places he visited as a boy, and likes spending quality time with you.
...having a wonderful mother who plans a surprise daytrip with you to Charlotte to go visit the campus and eat some scrumptious foods from some of the best restaurants in town.
...when your boyfriend turns your no good, very bad day into a super good one by surprising you with chai and a romantic walk at UT Gardens (it's the little things that make all the difference in the world.)
...having two great kiddos that snuggle up with you in bed when the boyfriend's away and like watching cheesy shows like Mister Ed with you.
...finding out you received a small scholarship and won't owe $909 out-of-pocket for your summer classes.
...having incredible girlfriends that put up with your many moods, changes of heart, and constant entrepreneurial enterprises with tolerance, gelato, and love.
...having all your socks and sheets match accordingly. (dumb, I know, but it makes a big difference....believe me.)
... having a great job for the past almost five years that has kept me afloat through several life transitions, moves, and architecture school.
...feeling very lucky to have good food on the table, everything I need or want (within reason), and some of the best people in my life. I feel truly humbled and blessed today.