32 flavors of happiness

September 15, 2008

32 flavors of happiness and gratitude on the first day of my 32nd year of life:

1. my hunky lovah and best friend

2. my new camera

3. chai lattes from anywhere

4. my wild child

5. guerrilla goodness

6. flip flop love

7. interesting documentaries

8. their shared and very deep love for dogs

9. strangers and unexpected connections

10. martin puryear and this sculpture

11. a good sandwich

12. a pretty dress to live in during pregnancy

13. finally having a blog design you are completely in love with

14. bubbles

15. finding a deeper love in crisis

16. nyc

17. believing in yourself

18. how picking anything can heal your soul

18. kindness from the divine

19. the sound of music and mother superiors everywhere

20. music that becomes the soundtrack of your life.

21. finding strength you didn’t know you had or borrowing it from those held dear.

22. new opportunities

23. the power of nature

24. phone messages from my dad

25. a loved one who sees part of you that no one else does

26. ice cream of all kinds

27. baby kicks

28. friends who still love you even when you don’t call them back

29. candles that hold prayers

30. how your mom shows up miraculously

31. lyra grace

32. family love

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13 Responses to “32 flavors of happiness”

  1. ginevra Says:

    fantastic list! and thanks for sharing the photo of la petite!

  2. nyjlm Says:

    beautiful! happy birthday!

  3. kate Says:

    #19 is my favorite!!! i love you!!!!

  4. Nan Says:

    oh, pache. You are a delicious flavor yourself! happy birthday. wishing you a year of joy.

  5. shawna Says:

    I love number 18. The first 18 ;O) Snuck in one for good luck, eh? You deserve it! What a great idea for a bday post.

  6. lydia Says:

    Reading your blog makes me feel happy and alive and peaceful. Thank you.

  7. Dave Says:

    Happy (Belated) Birthday! You rock!

  8. instatick Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! This was a beautiful list!

  9. Jess Says:

    Happy belated birthday to a beautiful mama!

  10. Kristin Says:

    Happy happy birthday, Patience!!! I love that you began your b-day with a list of happiness & gratitude. What a lovely way to move forward into birth. . .

  11. Ragamama Says:

    lovely, Happy Birthday dear one.


  12. #20 is my favorite. I keep coming back to this post … and then back again … and keep loving each item on the list even more. I’m making up my own list in my head. What a great idea.

  13. tracey Says:

    i love this idea of posting photo with your list. i appreciate all the time and effort it took to put together and share such a wonderful tribute to your life. happy birthday (albeit belated) to you, my kindred virgo spirit.


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