Monday, August 17, 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Chris's 10 Things That Make Me Terribly, Wonderfully Happy
1. My morning cup of coffee
2. The way the desert smells after it rains. The air is fresh and redolent of creosote. 
3. Reading aloud to my wife while playing with her hair as she falls asleep
4. A good book and a hot bubble bath
5. My mother's homemade sour cream enchiladas
6. Being published
7. Swimming laps in your own pool. There's nothing but the sound of your breathing and your heartbeat as you cut through the water. Very contemplative.
8. Successfully navigating a foreign country
9. Having your work recognized by people you admire
10. Wrestling with my Frenchie
11. Feeling grateful for everything I have because a friend asked me to write down what made me happiest

Thank you, Chris, for your beautiful and heartfelt list! I loved this one so much. 

ps- The above photo is not Alfie Lopez, but still pretty darn cute! 


  1. Hi Ally,

    Who is this Chris fella? He sounds devilishly handsome. Love your blog - keep up the great work!

  2. Oh he is devilishly handsome, let me tell you! Like a young Ryan Reynolds!


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