So, not only do you get to eat a melt-in-your-mouth Dove dark chocolate,
which is really a reason to be happy all by itself, you also get
a lovely little message like, "You are exactly where you are supposed
to be" or "Take this moment. Enjoy it." Reminders such as, "You make
everything lovely," and "Take good care of yourself" brighten any day.
And I did mention that you're eating chocolate, right?
I love my garden. I love fresh pasta sauce. And I love walking outside with a basket and picking everything I need to make it from my own yard—tomatoes, basil, thyme, oregano, peppers. Okay, full disclosure: that onion came from my CSA box. But the rest I grew myself!
I met this fine fellow at the West Virginia State Fair. He was a flirt and kept reaching his head out to visit with me...but as soon as I pulled out my camera, I swear he "posed"—he turned his head to the side and stood very still. As soon as I put the camera away, he returned to his previous antics. Look at those eye lashes! And his speckles! What a handsome guy! I'm a sucker for an animal in a hat.
Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats with Chocolate Icing
I know, I know, I already used Rice Krispy Treats as a reason to be happy way back, but this is different. Believe me, it's a whole new level of happiness! Whoever dreamed up this recipe is a genius, in my humble opinion. Adding additional layers of happiness (and awesomeness) is the fact that this lovely treat was baked by my sweet man's wonderful (and talented) mother. Aww…is that enough sugar for the day? :-)