What makes you happy?

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    I'm tired of all the bickering. This is the season of giving, of love and hope. So, in a positive note...what makes you happy? I get to take a full 1 week vacation 8 days and 7 nights in Vegas in January. It'll be the longest vacation I've had since I had kids, 25 years ago. Just thinking about it makes me smile. No cooking, no cleaning, and no dirty diapers (yes I have a 20 year old that's autistic and still in diapers) shows, free drinks, I can do whatever I want....I'm so excited. 7 whole mornings where don't have to clean up crap and wash clothes.......<sigh> I can hardly wait. :)
     
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    Well ... to me I am only REALLY grouchy one time a year, the same time everyone else is happy because then I don't have an excuse to be grouchy the rest of the year like so many others.
     
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    Every party has a pooper, that's why they invited you....
     
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    Knowing how very blessed I am. My husband, my children, my grandchildren, my dog.
     
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    Ahh, I want grandkids...and my dog is almost as old as my son. So's my cat. Not much longer for the two of them on this earth.
     
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    The REALLY messed up thing is that lately I have actually been giddy, a rarity this time of year really.

    Fact is that when people say 'this is the season for' it's like they are excusing their bad behavior the rest of the year. Just a pet peeve I have had most of my life, so I try to make this my grumpy season so then I am good the rest of the year in contrast to most others.
     
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    Grandchildren are great.

    I had a Chow that was with me for seventeen years. I still miss him.
     
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    My wife and kids hugging me and saying they love me. Hearing the laughter of people I love. Christmas lights. Carols. Receiving Christmas cards from people I've not seen for a long time. The smell of turkey roasting, pine cones on a fire and a good glass of wine or port. The sound of ice crackling as it chills a glass of Baileys. Capra movies. Staying up late by the fireside with my wife after the kids have gone to bed.
     
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    Precious human rebirth with its eight freedoms and ten endowments. Everything else after that is gravy.
     
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    Ooh, I forgot my dog. Good boy, Gibby!
     

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