Carrie’s Painting of the Week

Red Sunflowers

By Carrie Jacobson

Here are things that make me happy:

  • My husband, our family and our families
  • My friends
  • God
  • Painting
  • My sobriety
  • Strong weather of any kind
  • The feeling of freedom, even if it’s fleeting, even if it’s just a taste
  • A big sky, with no pesky trees
  • Coffee
  • Bacon
  • Knowing something before others do
  • A clean house
  • A house that’s dirty because I’ve been so busy doing things
  • The smell of dust rising in the early moments of a rain storm
  • The spring songs of birds
  • Going somewhere I’ve never been
  • Change
  • Sunflowers

And you? What makes you happy?

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4 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week”

  1. kate Says:

    And so you ask this question on my son’s 24th birthday!

    Well – It’s a good thing because…

    I adore:
    #14: Petrichor! Love it!

    Of course they’re all nice. But these are my favorites.
    Thanks for sharing, Carrie!

  2. Carrie Says:

    Oh, thank YOU, Kate, for you enthusiasm and support! And happy birthday to your son = and in a way, to you!

  3. Jean Webster Says:

    Some things that make me happy:
    When I look out the window of our third floor “house” on a cold winter’s evening and see Venus and the clear curve of the moon. To me it’s a winter’s blessing.

    My children and grandchildren playing and singing music, just like my family did when I was young.

    And more….

  4. Carrie Says:

    Jean, what a beautiful piece of writing, Venus and the clear curve of the moon.

    It is indeed a blessing, as is the music of your family. Thank you for sharing.


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