I heard the word “happy” so many times yesterday. Before this project, I never really noticed the word, but now that I’m studying it, I hear it so much more in daily conversation. Hearing a person say, “I’m so happy!” is just music to my ears. Perhaps I heard this buzzword a lot yesterday because of the celebratory mood in our house for one of my sorority sister’s birthdays. It was so nice to be immersed in such a joyful environment; happy people make me happy!
I especially noticed that we were so happy because of all the delicious food and I had quite a conversation with one of my friends about how food, especially tantalizing food at that, can add so much happiness to our lives. Now, I have to say, we have it pretty swell at our house. We have three cooks who make us healthy, hot, and tasty food every day—and that’s not to mention the scrumptious cinnamon rolls and brownies that they cook up quite often.
But yesterday was a super food day for all of us; we had sushi (soft shell crab roll for me!), Sprinkles cupcakes, Ditty Riese ice cream cookie sandwiches (a famous shop in Westwood), and maybe even a little bit of frozen yogurt…everyone was in a state of sheer bliss! It’s amazing we’re not all in sugar comas this morning. So do desserts add happiness to our lives? I think they do for women, at least!
According to the Happy Nest website, desserts make a meal more memorable and special and they help you leave the meal on a more satisfied note. Now if this happens to be everyday, so be it! Of course, life should be lived in moderation, but a little cookie here or a few bites of ice cream there make life so much sweeter, literally and figuratively.
So have a little something sweet today and see how you smile!