Sunday, December 25, 2011

Today's fortune: December 25, 2011

Today's fortune: Your life will be happy and peaceful.

Happiness is waking up on Christmas morning in your childhood bedroom, the same bedroom where you spent many sleepless Christmas Eves, waiting for Santa to come.

Peace is waking up in that bedroom next to your beautiful and loving wife.

Happiness is playing game after game of Ninjump on your new tablet PC, which was a Christmas gift from your family.

Peace is a warm pot of chili on a cold winter night.

Peace is curling up under a blanket in your easy chair and reading F. Scott Fitzgerald while listening to old-time jazz music.

Happiness is worrying that the screen to your new tablet PC is already getting scratched up, but then realizing there's still a protective film over it.

Peace is a sleeping cat on your lap.

Happiness is the sound that comes with popping a tab on a cold can of soda, the cap on a fresh bottle of beer, or the cork on a new bottle of wine.

Peace is the smell of German pot roast, an old family recipe, wafting in from the kitchen.

Happiness is a clean house.

Happiness is a clean car.

Peace is the one ballpoint pen at your desk at work that you know will always write, no matter what.

Happiness is knowing you have one more day off before you'll have to use that pen again.

Peace is hearing your wife snore in the most adorable way.

Happiness is laughing at your cat snoring in the most adorable way.

Happiness is a marathon of "The Andy Griffith Show" on television.

Peace is your favorite Christmas episode of "Andy Griffith," the one where Andy and Ellie Walker sing "Away In A Manger."

My life is surrounded by peace and happiness. And on this Christmas Day, I hope yours is too.


  1. I remember watching that Andy Griffin show. The old man was playing scrouge and did everything he could think of to get thrown in jail so he could join them in the Christmas celebration. He finally I believe said he found a bag of gifts and joined them for Christmas in jail.