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Monday, March 20, 2017

International Day of Happiness 2017

One of my new Facebook friends. This put a smile on my face. Yes, I love bears.

Happy First Day of Spring! Happy International Day of Happiness! To learn how to get happier, please read Action For Happiness.

I wrote a special piece for my happiness box today:

Today I have a lot to be happy for. I have wonderful friends that have stood by my side and supported me. I am thankful for the friends who have supported me in this Canada endeavor and have encouraged me to keep trying, even if things seem rather difficult. At times I worry about doing too much or this dream is too big, but Christine keeps on assuring me that my goal of moving to Canada is not too big. I am thankful for her cheerleading as well. I am thankful for my village of people, a village that consists of people from all over the world. I am fortunate enough to have friends and pen pals abroad.

I also shared my opera trip with some RTI coworkers today. They were happy about the great time I had and inspired some of them to take trips. Sometimes I worry about sharing my travels with people, but maybe I shouldn’t because people seem to love seeing my travels and being inspired by them. I also sent Gregg Whiteside, the one DJ from WRTI, an e-mail about my trip. I was so excited to tell him about my first opera that I didn’t even worry that it might seem weird. He wasn’t in the office today (according to the radio), so we’ll see if he even responds. If not, that’s okay… I wanted to share my excitement with the DJ that will induct me into the Sousalarm Club on May 10.

Weather is beautiful on this first day of spring. I took a walk at lunch and listened to Young Wicked while thinking about what I was going to write tonight for my first article. I was hired by a diabetes website to write and research different topics about diabetes for their blog. I’ll be paid $24/article and it’ll definitely help me save. I also look forward to writing about topics that will help people all over the world.

This article attached appeared in Friday’s New York Times. PM Justin Trudeau makes me happy and I can’t wait to call him “my Prime Minister.” I can’t wait until Canada is officially my home.

Y Jessica


  1. I don't know if any dream is too big, as long as it's real, and yours is. Justin Trudeau is the man.


    1. Hi, Janie,

      That's true! My dream is also in reach... very much so. :)

      He is! He is also cute. :)


  2. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I can see why you love those cute bear friends. How can anyone be anything but happy while holding, cuddling or even looking at one of those guys? :)

    Yessum, it isn't even Thursday yet, but you have many reasons to be thankful and you mentioned some of them here in this post. You have a growing network of supportive, caring friends around the world who are cheering you on as you make your way toward your new home in Canada. Even the weather (and the calendar) are cooperating. I am happy and excited for you.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi, Shady!

      That is true and that is why I am a bear collector myself! Those cute little faces get me every time. :) I will be bringing my bears to Canada too. :D

      Thank you, Shady. I am thankful to consider you a friend and one of the members of my village of people. :)

      Enjoy the rest of your week as well, dear friend!