Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.
Br. David Steindl-Rast

Happiness sometimes is walking through Walmart for 3 hours, debating on keychains, yarn, ankle supports, flower pots and yoga DVDs.  And just as we were walking out, after thinking all 6 of our legs were going to fall off, “oh yeah, I wish I were somewhere to buy a printer cartridge…” My friend and her sister circle back into the store leading me to the right place.  Oh, and while we are on our way out of the store, there just happens to be a petite jewelry box exactly the size for which I had been on the lookout ever since last year.  Now, the perfect size is just $10!  That’s exactly how Walmart gets you.


Shoppers who hated shopping until they met the perfect person [ME!] to go around and run errands.   Happiness is being with good friends all day, and being thankful for finally emerging out of your house from being snowbound for a week.  I loved it, am THANKFUL for friends to get me out and take me to brunch, wander around Walmart aimlessly for a few hours and then come home with me to help walk my dog through the snowy street.  Thanks for being my friend, Lauretta and Guin!!

[This event happened last Thursday, in the aftermath of 2016 Blizzard, I was just too tired to write it after all of that day’s walking]


About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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