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Growing up I looked forward to achieving certain milestones, because it meant I was entering adulthood. It seemed like it would take forever for me to get a driver’s license, finish high school, and get my own car. I counted down the years for what seemed like eternity.
However, I achieved those milestones about thirty years ago. It boggles my mind how much time has passed. I am now watching my niece become an adult and she too has achieved those milestones.
It just doesn’t feel right. It seems strange somehow. Do you know what I mean?
Oscar Mayer was originally from Bavaria. He moved to America when he was 14 years old. Oscar Mayer worked in Detroit as a butcher boy. After moving to Chicago, he started working in retail. Oscar Mayer, opened his first shop in 1883 and his products quickly became an American staple.
What makes my life fun? What are my favorite things?
- Going to museums
- Free concerts
- Spending time with family and friends
- Taking naps
- Reading books
- Getting cards in the mail
- Off roading in my Jeep
- Driving through the country
- The smell of old books
- Spending time in nature
- Going to libraries
- Going to bookstores
- Being spontaneous
- Sleeping on sheets fresh out of the dryer
- Walking through a park
- Playing video games at an arcade
- Making people laugh
- Watching animals play
- Petting my dogs
- Playing boardgames
- Spending time alone
- Netflix binging
How about you? What makes you happy?
Life has to be everything. It can’t be all sad. It can’t be all peaches and cream. Because, the lows have you appreciate the highs. And the highs give you perspective on the lows. If it’s not everything, it becomes flat or mundane. – Sterling K Brown
Jimmy Dean was a popular singer and actor in the 1950s and 1960s. He partnered with his brother Don and started a hog farm business in Plainview, TX. The brothers sold sausage to a local diner and their business quickly morphed into the largest supplier of sausage in America.