Monday, May 18, 2009

Happiness is ...

The family and I had a terrific time in Myrtle Beach. Much happiness all around. In our short time there we crammed in quite a lot. We did put-put amidst pirate ships, firing water cannons, Caribbean music and blue-dyed water. I think Myrtle Beach must be the put-put capital of the world.

While I was speaking, Rick took the kids on some sort of medieval adventure quest. I don't know what all that entailed but the kids sure had a blast. Meanwhile, I very much enjoyed my time with Faith Wesleyan Church were we had a mother-daughter luncheon catered by Carrabas (yum). I shared my On the Catwalk message, and they followed it with a fun fashion show. Great gals.

That evening we went to see Under the Sea in the IMAX theater. I adore the whole IMAX experience. And this movie was not only all underwater, it was in 3-D. I'm telling you, it was so fun. At one point I was swatting the thin air in front of me as sea snakes swam towards me.

We felt like cute baby seals swam right up and kissed us. I'm convinced you cannot look a white baby seal in the face and not smile - they're just so cute and playful.

Speaking of smiling and happiness, look at these recent research findings I read this morning:

"Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find. And a new Pew Research Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economy tanks. Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women."
(To read the article click here.)

So, here's wishing you an older-Republican-male, baby-seal kind of day!

Bet you've never been wished that before.


  1. Love it!

    We have thought about visiting Myrtle Beach with the kids...but after a drive to Disney last week (15 1/2 hours) I think we might put off any long distance drive anytime soon!

    Happy you all had a great time! Sounded fun!!

  2. So glad that y'all had fun! The Medieval Times place is where we went last year! Tons of fun! And the food was yummy--even though you had to eat it with your fingers!!


  3. So glad you had a great week-end with your speaking engagement and especially with you family.

  4. AnonymousMay 19, 2009

    Sounds like a fun trip. Today is voting day here, so your wish for happiness is apt!

  5. So glad you enjoyed myrtle beach :) Sounds wonderful!

    Enjoy the rest of your week and have a fabulous weekend :)



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