Friday’s Five: News that makes me happy

P_Nicolas_Lang_CapThe evening news does not make me happy, which is why I don’t watch. Newspapers are morbid and depressing which is why when my husband buys them, I turn them into origami hats.  I couldn’t find instructions online but this is what they look like.  I learned making these a million years ago from a super huge origami book when I was 10 and the pattern got stuck in my head.  Back to news, some news just makes me happy.

  1. Someone I know (or don’t) got engaged or married.  This always makes me happy.
  2. A friend of mine is pregnant or gave birth.  Heheheh yes this also makes me feel happy even though I feel sympathetic too.
  3. A friend passed their exams.  Now that I am older and wiser.  Friends are finishing off Masters, MBAs and other really big exams so I always feel happy for them and proud of them that they are on their way.
  4. Someone has lost weight because they wanted to not because they were sick. Nuff said
  5. A friend gets their dream job or promoted.


  • At 2009.07.31 21:58, Karmi said:

    same with my friends. some are moving to other countries, some are getting married, while others are getting promoted. i see many changes in such a short time. it’s the mark of being in the 20s or early 30s.

    • At 2009.08.02 09:17, jessyz said:

      I guess it has more to do with age than anything else, I hadn’t thought of it that way before, you are so right.

      • At 2009.08.01 11:52, هوندا said:

        the best feeling is to be happy for others

        • At 2009.08.02 09:18, jessyz said:

          Yes it is, it gives you more chances to be happy yourself.

          • At 2009.08.29 14:45, RJAY said:

            divorced girls remarriying is what makes me happy more than anyone getting married !!!

            i feel happy when ppl win awards too

            • At 2009.08.30 12:47, jessyz said:

              yes divorcees getting married again makes me happy too!