Tuesday, March 1, 2011

cheap thrills

'What is something that costs less than $5 that makes you happy?' the questionnaire asked. If we're lucky, lots of things: a good cup of coffee, a pumpernickel bagel with cream cheese, a few new iTunes, a Red Box movie rental, neon-colored shoe laces, glitter nail polish, a good chocolate bar, today's New York Times, postage stamps, seed packets for planting a garden in the spring. But how about the wonderful things that don't even cost a cent? A dear friend to drink the coffee with, the bagel guy who always gives a compliment, singing along with the car radio, making it to the finish line of a 5K race, sending a letter that makes someone's day, bibb lettuce plucked from the garden, the promise of spring. Wishing you an infinite number of these. Today, tomorrow and always.

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