Well, I don't have a special valentine but it's all about love and love comes in many forms. So I send my love to all my friends and family. I hope love can take a little more hold on the world from now on. It might save us all from a lot of grief. "All you need is Love."
I'm painting my living room. Or I should say I'm continuing to paint my living room. It's a slow process. I have one more color to pick. It's hard to believe I've been here for ten years and haven't painted this room yet. After ten years I guess I've come to know what I want. It's looking good. Lots of color. And with a new arrangement of all my old furniture it looks really fresh. A great way to reinvigorate your surroundings.
By the way, for all those trying to find the perfect gift, there was a recent study about what makes people happy. And it turns out that experiences can make you happier than possessions. Probably not a huge surprise. In a new study it turns out that experiences lead to more happiness in others than purchases did. A sense of relatedness to others—getting closer to friends and family—may be one of the reasons why experiences generate more happiness. People feel a greater sense of vitality and "being alive" during the experience and in reflection. Nothing like a great memory. But the good news is, for those of you giving a great gift today, is that gift giving is an experience. But do it someplace really special. Want more on the subject, go to CNN for a report on the new study. Have a great day everyone. m