...yeah yeah, I know...I've made a mush thread or two in my time. But...but..sometimes I just get so happy, and I want EVERYONE ELSE TO BE THIS HAPPY TOOO!!!!! What makes me happy is realizing all of the great things I have in my life. Sometimes you tend to get lost in the day to day, and forget about how great you really have it....then something happens to wake you up and make you remember, and suddenly it once again seems that all is right with the world. So...sit a while...think...what are the greatest things about your life??? Here's my list for now: 1) My friends. I've heard people say that you are a very lucky person if you have more than 2 or 3 true, close friends. Well, not only do I have a LOT of great friends...they are THE BEST PEOPLE to have ever graced this earth. And I want my friends to know...I will NEVER take my friendships with you for granted. 2) My job. I grew up not having a great childhood...even way back then, I knew I wanted to help other children in my situation lead better lives. And for five years now I've worked at a domestic violence shelter as a children's advocate, running a childrens group once a week. And over the past five years, it has never mattered what is going on in my life, or how sad, upset, or depressed I am at the time...during that 4 hours every Thursday night, it all disappears. I've never once been able to remain sad after seeing the beautiful faces of my group kids. How can my life ever be bad, as long as they are in it? That'll be it for now. I want to hear what makes YOUR lives good.