Things to be Happy About This Week

1. Chefs like The Barefoot Contessa who teach us how to make meals to linger over


Lemon Fusilli with Arugula, last night's dinner that blew L. away



2. Thursday is World Gratitude Day



This is Sister Marlene, my Senior English teacher. 
I'm sending her a pumpkin latte to thank her for teaching me discipline.

National Gratitude Day was established by the United Nations to honor those who have done good deeds around the world. Who wows you in your life? Take this opportunity to buy your admin a pumpkin latte, send a card to your mom, drop homemade pumpkin bread off at your local firehouse, write your favorite teacher a thank you note. . .How cool would the world be on Thursday if we all did one thing to show someone just how awesome they are?


3.  The album, "Underwater" by Joshua Radin



It's the background music to your perfect autumn weekends.



4.   The series premieres of NBC comedies "Up All Night," "The Office" and "Parks & Recreation" are this Thursday.



Thursdays in the summer weren't the same without Reagan and Chris.




5. Mrs. Miller sings the hits. Yes, this is real. Yes, you will imagine your grandmother singing the Beatles.