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My Happy List #1 of People, Places, and Things

Teressa P.

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April 29, 2022 - Recipe links and credits updated

Philadelphia and Delaware – Every morning I try to wake up and thank God for all my blessings and list at least 10 things I’m grateful for. This helps me stay focused and centered. Oprah has her Favorite Things:

Here is my happy list - #1

1. Friends and family – I’m blessed to have friends and family who love, support, and accept my flaws and all. Shoutout to my Aunties – for prayer and meatloaf

2. What I Learned – I attended a great writing workshop from Solutions Journalism that focuses on finding solutions while maintaining journalistic integrity

3. What I’m Writing - is where I write, read, and find community. Medium has inspired me to dust the cobwebs off my brain and try my hand at writing again… since my college days (many, many moons ago). This week I wrote about 5 No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Recipes.

4. Writing Resources - NaNoWriMo is hosting a virtual writing camp this month and although I’m struggling, it’s good to know there’s a program and community that supports my long-term writing goals.

5. What I’m Watching - Abbott Elementary, The Ozarks, and I watched comedy specials from Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji, Nikki Glaser, and Michelle Buteau, The Daily Show, and Beyond the Scenes with Roy Wood, Jr.

6. In the kitchen — Flights and Food’s Spicy Berbere Lentil Chili and Veena Azmanov’s Best Hummus Recipe; Gadgets and Helpers: Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven and Air Fryer

7. Sippy’s and Snacks – Calabash Tea's TeaTox, and Matcha are my favorites (right now)

8. Where to Eat In The Streets – Deke’s BBQ

9. Bath, Body, and Face – Organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil

10. Free Community Events in PA and DE

Community Fitness Academy starts May 15th.

Free Conference for prevention, behavioral health, and afterschool professionals for more information: Go to -

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