Friday, February 28, 2014

happy, happy, joy, joy.

"Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys."

 -Rita Schiano

My friend Jackie just posted this quote on her Facebook page and it completely changed my day.  

Since I haven't had time to get a real post together, I thought I'd quickly share with you the most joyful thing that happened to me this week.  Last night Jacob and I went out for dinner - a quick, no-nonsense pizza dinner at Ammazza in Edgewood.  

There's certainly nothing crazy, or over-the-top joyful about pizza on a Thursday night, except that a DJ at Ammazza was pumping the most amazing music ever.  So pizza night turned into Dance Party USA and my very own rendition of Jimmy Fallon's lip sync off all rolled into one.  I'm used to finding a reason to dance everywhere I go, but I took it to the next level from the restaurant booth.  And I was in good company - as nearly everyone was bobbing their heads or tapping their toes.

Here's a sample of the ones I could remember:

Miss You Much (Janet Jackson)>Let's Dance (David Bowie)>Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)>You Make My Dreams Come True (Hall 'n Oates)>Rich Girl (Hall 'n Oates)>Maneater (Hall 'n Oates)>Higher Love (Steve Winwood)>Tell it to My Heart (Taylor Dayne)

I could've closed the place down. Seriously, the hardest part was deciding which song we'd eventually leave to - C&C Music Factory's "Everybody Dance Now."  Trust me, it wasn't easy.  

But so very joyful.  

Also, this song wouldn't have really fit into the theme of last night's 80s/90s pizza dinner dance party, but I dare you to listen to it and not shake your booty, or at the very least feel very happy indeed.

What is making you happy right now?  Please share! 

Happy weekend.