What makes you happy? January 16, 2014

Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 23:15 - Written by

BOOK

WHO: Carrie Wright, Tyler

WHAT: “Goodnight Moon,” by Margaret Wise Brown

WHY: It’s a sweet story. I used to read to my girls before bed when they were toddlers.

 

FOOD

WHO: Jimmy Arber, Tyler

WHAT: Blueberries and blackberries

WHY: Of course you can tell by looking at me I am not a hater of any food except beets. That being said, I really enjoy putting real blueberries and blackberries in my cereal and ice cream because it’s a feel-good thing. It takes me back to when I was a kid and we used to pick them with my grandmother. Nice memory.

 

MOMENT

WHO: David Hill, Tyler

WHAT: Coming home

WHY: When my wife and I get home, our dog runs loops around the living room, bounces off the couch and leaps into our arms. She does this every single day, and no matter how tired or worn out we are, that dog's boundless energy, enthusiasm and joy at seeing us always makes us happy.

 

MOVIE

WHO: Beth Lytle, Flint

WHAT: “Field of Dreams”

WHY: I've seen it probably a dozen times, and I still get choked up every time James Earl Jones steps tentatively over that base line and chuckles giddily back at Kevin Costner.

 

INSPIRATION

WHO: Zuker Gill, Tyler

WHAT: Zig Ziglar

WHY: He taught me that there is something positive to be gained from every occurrence. It's not about just sales. Sometimes you gain insight and experience. Plus I have a fondness for people with Z names.

 

MUSIC

WHO: Richard Hardin, Tyler

WHAT: REO Speedwagon’s “You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish

WHY: It’s high energy. You can understand the lyrics and sing along, one good tune after another, closing with a jaunty “The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot” and “Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight.”