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You Make Me Happy

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Others do make me smile though and sometimes that is as close to happy as I can be.

  2. Rick says:

    Others do make me smile though and sometimes that is as close to happy as I can be.

  3. Rick aka anonymous says:

    Oh well, another senior moment.

  4. clownonfire says:

    I am happy with this post.
    Le Clown

  5. Your dead right! Especially about the coffee….Tovah

  6. You are absolutely correct in saying “You make me happy” versus “I am happy with you” are two entirely different things. I, too, made the same mistake in my first (and possibly only) marriage. I gave him all the power to make me either happy or unhappy, and he was much more skilled at making me unhappy. But, I am the one who gave him that little skill. Hopefully, the next time around, it will be different and I will be happy to be with someone as I have been in the past. Thank you for your blog. It has gotten me through some rough spots over the past year and given me hope that there are still good guys out there 🙂

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