My best friend killed himself because he was sad.
It was a sadness that infected his very core; it may have been neurological or psychological, I’ll never know from where it emerged. It’s the same sadness that I see permeating our society today. We have been told that in order for society to move forward… we must all stand still.
On the surface, it’s a small sacrifice but people are creature sf habit and as such, tend to react badly to change.
So I thought I’d ask some people, some of whom are Canadian icons (and yes, that still counts) to share what makes them happy. That’s it. I’m hoping this simple act will make us all reflect on what makes each of us happy.
I know what you’re thinking and yes, I feel my genius is unrecognized as well.
victim, contributor is the other divine Miss M, I mean Ehm, specifically, Erica Ehm, the noted Canadian writer, actor, songwriter, entrepreneur and TV host. And to be clear, she may even be a demi-goddess; the chick just doesn’t seem to age at a normal rate.
She is best known to Canucks like myself as a pioneering video jockey at the Canadian cable television station MuchMusic, which used to be the coolest music network on any continent. And most importantly, she’s a good person.
Yep, she’s met some cool folks over the years…
Seriously, she reminds me of my daughter; they both care deeply about making sure our society recognizes women for the kick-ass, take-no-prisoners warriors and leaders they really are. Can you imagine how this current crisis would’ve unfolded or been handled if more women were in positions of political power?
But enough of this sappy stuff. Here are five things that make Erica Ehm happy. Read the list, then make your own. That’s an order.
ONE) Being creative. Making something from nothing.
My creative engine isn’t as efficient as I’d like, but I have started my first-ever fictional novel so there’s that. It’s all about a man who battles hordes of slack-jawed zombies to seize the ultimate prize. I call it, “My Trip to Shoppers Drug Mart For Toilet Paper.”
TWO) When my kids are happy I’m happy. Same goes for my husband.
Personally, my wife is happy when she’s teasing me mercilessly.
THREE) Going for a run and feeling healthy, strong and powerful.
My idea of a workout these days is waking up before ten am. Bu that’s just me.
FOUR) Working alongside like minded women who know how to get it done.
I actually miss the motley crew of bellmen I work with. The guests, not so much.
FIVE) Being at my cottage away from responsibility.
And there you go. This one’s short and sweet but powerful and effective. (I hope.) Take what you will from this and stay healthy, friends.
See you in the lobby again someday, kids…