only with laughter can you win

i think folks should carry bright umbrellas in the rain...
to smile into the sullen sun and make it glad again.
Look what appeared on my walk to school. Happy October, y’all!! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚ #mermermovestomichigan #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

Look what appeared on my walk to school. Happy October, y’all!! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚ #mermermovestomichigan #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

A cool & gray final day of September calls for homemade vegan chili. Deeeeeelicious. #ilikefoodfoodtastesgood #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

A cool & gray final day of September calls for homemade vegan chili. Deeeeeelicious. #ilikefoodfoodtastesgood #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

My one-week birthday countdown begins with a reminder email to get a gift for my identical. As if I could forget! Also, I think the other messages in my inbox are pretty indicative of me as a human. YOLO, y’all. #merrybirthdaytous #longdistancetwinship

My one-week birthday countdown begins with a reminder email to get a gift for my identical. As if I could forget! Also, I think the other messages in my inbox are pretty indicative of me as a human. YOLO, y’all. #merrybirthdaytous #longdistancetwinship

Sweatpants and memo writing. Sunday funday. #fordiedaysandfordienights

Sweatpants and memo writing. Sunday funday. #fordiedaysandfordienights

Humongous sunflowers with all the seeds. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป #nofilter   (at Ann Arbor Farmers Market)

Humongous sunflowers with all the seeds. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป #nofilter (at Ann Arbor Farmers Market)

Also, there’s this. Real life with Carl Simon. #fordiedaysandfordienights

Also, there’s this. Real life with Carl Simon. #fordiedaysandfordienights

TGIF, y’all. The Ford School mystery note writer makes every morning better. #fordiedaysandfordienights #whosawesomeyouyoureawesome (at Annenburg Auditorium)

TGIF, y’all. The Ford School mystery note writer makes every morning better. #fordiedaysandfordienights #whosawesomeyouyoureawesome (at Annenburg Auditorium)

#tbt birthday countdown edition continues with this gem from the farm many years ago. Less than two weeks!! #mirrorimageidenticals #twinship

#tbt birthday countdown edition continues with this gem from the farm many years ago. Less than two weeks!! #mirrorimageidenticals #twinship

And yesterday was my one-monthiversary in Ann Arbor! Dreams really do come true. #fordiedaysandfordienights #mermermovestomichigan  (at Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy)

And yesterday was my one-monthiversary in Ann Arbor! Dreams really do come true. #fordiedaysandfordienights #mermermovestomichigan (at Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy)

Robins were all over the place on my walk to school today. Also spotted: baby and adult squirrels, a mouse (eeek!), sparrows, crows, chipmunks and a rabbit. What a wonderful world! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒŽ

Robins were all over the place on my walk to school today. Also spotted: baby and adult squirrels, a mouse (eeek!), sparrows, crows, chipmunks and a rabbit. What a wonderful world! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒŽ