Around age two and a half, my youngest daughter began to make the unsolicited remark, “I am happy.” She has since proclaimed this almost daily – before breakfast in the morning, or in the middle of the afternoon, or sometimes before bedtime.
“I had a problem with the skin on my torso for about ten years. I had a rash that turned red and scaly around my waist and was very unsightly, although I don’t remember what the diagnosis was. My dermatologist prescribed a steroid cream, Triamcinolone, which I used twice a day for years. The ointment made the rash go away, but it would come back immediately if I didn’t use it.