The stars on a clear night wink at me;

Congress has actually passed a good law;

my brother has not asked me for money;

the cherry blossoms are out in D.C.;

I won $10 on a scratch-off lottery ticket;

my class went well;

a friend loved the book I recommended;

my boys are coming over for the holidays;

I planned a surprise party for my wife;

the weather has turned warmer;

my taxes are finished;

I saw a very funny movie on TV.

All this and more happens

when my beloved Mets win.

April, it appears, is not the cruelest month.