A friend of mine, Carole, has 5 wonderful grandchildren. A few months ago, her 4 year old granddaughter woke up from a nap at her preschool…and was soooo distressed and unhappy. The other children and teachers were very concerned and comforted her and expressed lots of concern. A bit of time passed, the kids were sitting at a table and this little girl suddenly raised her arms high in the air and made an enthusiastic announcement to all…
“Stop! Stop everybody! I’m happy now!!”
Don’t you just know that feeling???
may we all appreciate that wonderful sensation of “moments of happiness”,
no matter how long those moment may last,
or how often they may occur…
each moment of happiness is such a blessing.
May each one of us notice moments of happiness today….
A few other pages, from this blog that support this idea:
“Plant flowers, pull weeds” : pretty images that support this idea
“Smile til your cheeks hurt”, a delightful comment from a 7 year old
A few wonderful sites that are filled with smile producing posts:
Louisville Huggers: spreading kindness every day, terrific posts!
Life for Instance: more terrific ideas and posts
Year of Kindness: still more wonderful insights and ideas!
An added note: I talked with my 92 year old mother today….she has broken both of her legs/hips, in separate falls, one in April, the other in June. . She had operations to repair each break, with rods put in , and is finally back to Peabody Home, the kind and loving place where she lives….and is soooo happy and sooo thankful to be back in her own lovely room…and being taken care of by so many kind and loving people…and she also is echoing this sentiment: “I’m happy now!!”
And so, no matter what our age…. 4 or 92,
we all appreciate how wonderful it is to feel happy again, after a difficult time.
Update on “I’m happy now”….when I found an advanced google image search, clicked on it and saw what appeared on the screen…I was surprised!!… and happy, too. I’m so astounded when I look at that search image page…you just never know what you can do…I guess that you just never know...a little bit and a little bit add up to a lot! (link to “Almost all Pocket Perspectives images” is on the right hand column under “Blogroll…it’s an easy way to browse the images,without having to read the posts)
I read a wonderful post on Spirit Lights the Way...about “speaking one’s truth, quietly and clearly” ...
that’s what I’m trying to do
in all of my posts and those images on that page….
“speak my own truth, quietly and clearly”….
perhaps one way to support each other’s happiness in each moment?