Here’s a page/image that I’ve posted several times… and remarkably enough….
this is the most viewed image/page on the entire Pocket Perspectives blog!
This page has triple the number of views, mostly resulting from searches using the words “i’m happy,” “happy now” and “im happy”….now isn’t that a wonderful image/idea for so many people to be “searching” for????….happiness…..
(privacy note: WordPress doesn’t show where searches come from, just the cumulative search terms…)
I’m posting this image again today, as a special seasonal reminder….as the day with the shortest amount of sunlight approaches and then segues into increasing amounts of sunlight each and every day for the next six months…to notice the light in our hearts, no matter the amount of light in the sky….
May we all notice, nurture and appreciate
moments of happiness in ourselves and others….
each moment in life is precious….
may we learn from this 4 year old child’s perspective
The original post and explanation:
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….
Dec. 22….an added note….this is a slight variation on that sentiment…from the perspective of some moms and dads… has anyone had the experience of mothering or fathering young adults as they adjust to an independent life out of the home nest?….
the young adults are doing fine,
then….a challenge comes up,
a woeful or perhaps tearful call to mom or dad….
the young adults feel better, back on their feet, going out happily into life….
but mom or dad???….
lost in the mood/concerns/worries that were just passed along…
it’s amazing how strong, capable, competent, independent parents
can stumble into that “mood”…
biological imperative is my guess….
and so, someone had mentioned the sentiment on the following page….
and I just couldn’t resist adding those lines to a page/window hanger…
Maybe adult “children” don’t realize that this happens?….
and perhaps they might help out their kind parents
by making that additional call..right away!
that lets parents know….
that THEY are happy again now….
How about starting a movement that supports this shift!!!! Everybody appreciates that sense of…. “I’m happy now!”
May we all do our best
to foster happiness,
in ourselves and others…
to support, in whatever ways we are able,
that sense of…
“I’m happy now!”