|Carter on his new ride.|
Happy International Day of Happiness!! Years of study by really smart people shows that one thing is fundamental for happiness, and that's our connection with other people. (As a mother and a grandmother, I could have told them that!) So this year, we are all being asked to reach out and make at least one positive connection with someone.
As luck would have it, I get to spend the afternoon with my grandson, Carter, and that makes me really happy!! That's an awfully easy one, though, so I would like to take it a little further. I'd like to connect with some of you. Yes, you. Stop looking around for someone else - I mean you.
|Carter and his great grandparents in matching Sponge Bob t-shirts.|
I want to hear about what makes you happy. I love spending time with my family. I love playing with my grandson and I love getting creative in the kitchen with my daughter (and it's even more fun when her friends join us). Kittens and puppies make me happy. Hearing a cardinal sing makes me happy. Green grass and leafy green trees make me happy - and sunshine, well, don't even get me started on sunshine!
|Pretty new beads in my mailbox!|
Other random things that induce happiness: playful squirrels chasing one another through our yard (and up the trees and down the trees and around the trees...); visits from our neighbors' dog, Riley; unexpected messages from cousins who live far away (but still close in my heart); memories of my grandparents; getting beads in my mailbox... I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I don't need big, expensive things to make my heart swell. For me it's all about the little things. The simple moments.
|Fuzzy kitty feet make me happy.|
Now it's your turn. Tell me what makes you happy?