Tag Archives: happy

lottery.

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i stopped to fill up with gas

and grab a cup of coffee

when heading out of town

and home once more.

as i paid and told

the very happy and chatty clerk

to have a good day

he glanced across the street

at the beautiful view he sees each day

and thanked me for reminding him

because every day was good

and especially today

because today was the day

that he was going to win the lottery

but somehow i thought that he already had.

“i count myself lucky,

having long ago won a lottery paid to me 

in seven sunrises a week for life.”

~robert brault

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summer’s quiet.

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came upon this peaceful man 

sleepy with quiet thoughts

on a quiet noon

spent in bandamer park

ann arbor, mi. usa

 

“summer quiet thoughts on summer quiet noons.” 

-ray bradbury, now and forever

 

useful.

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“i’ve about decided that’s the main thing

that separates happy people from the other people:

the feeling that you’re a practical item,

with a use, like a sweater or a socket wrench.”

― barbara kingsolver, Animal Dreams

 

 

 

early fall field in ann arbor, michgian, usa

 

 

the big win.

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sitting in comerica  park

at the detroit tigers game

surrounded by these kids from canada

here with their team

thirty two strong

for a big night out at the ballpark

so excited for everything

good seats, cotton candy, no rain, family, friends, coaches

calling out to the pro players they recognized

dancing, cheering, singing

their own faces on the big screen

mitts ready

and

especially, especially, especially, especially

for the four foul balls they ended up with

they simply could not believe their luck

overflowing with happiness

at times sharing seats and laps to get an even better look

they could barely contain themselves

with smiles from here to there

and this guy

who made it his personal mission

to come over and tell them

to sit down and stop having so much fun

every chance he had

yet

in the end

the tigers

(and especially, especially that guy)

both lost

it was not even close

 the kids had clearly won it all.

 “baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.”

-bob lemon