Tag Archives: happy

find something.

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here was what I found:

  1. a fairy house in the woods
  2. a handful of wildflowers
  3. a pine bough
  4. birds
  5. meadow grass
  6. quiet beauty
  7. a heart-shaped stone
  8. stone steps to sit on and watch the river

what have your found that you are grateful for?

 

 

 

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you never forget.

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how fun it was

to see two very different adults

each alone

riding their shopping carts

through the parking lot

one as I made my way into the store

one as I made my way out

both were full of glee.

 

 

“it’s like learning to ride a unicorn.

you never forget.”

-eoin colfer

 

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opera.

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when dropping off donations

at the local salvation army

i was met by

friendly, happy workers

  who have struggled

 had challenges in their lives

listening to opera music

it clearly brought a lot of joy to them

 there was no way to avoid

getting taken in by the music.

“everybody is always in the middle of their own opera.”

-greta gerwig

sing.

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what a wonderful surprise

when at my salon

in the midst of the day’s music

‘say my name’ came on

 one of the stylists

began singing along

 before long

some of the staff

joined in

clients were

at least smiling if not singing

the space was filled with

song and dance and laughter

a sudden burst of happiness for no reason

the best kind

the woman cutting my hair

asked out loud

“why not?”

exactly.

“the only thing better than singing is more singing. 

-ella fitzgerald

 

 

 

image credit: john drysdale, 1978, london, england