I know that somewhere in the world there are snow storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and the like. But in my little corner of the world the sun is shining, the air is still, the leaves are moving gently on the trees and the temperature is perfect. It reminds me of an old song on a new day. Happy Saturday.
Along with the red wing blackbirds, chickadees, robins, cardinals, and sparrows usually hanging out in my yard, these three newcomers paid me a visit within the last few days. It made me very happy to see the rose breasted grosbeak, a bluebird and a junco vying for a place on the feeder and even gracing my deck with a short visit. All these feathered friends add to my happiness. Happy Saturday.
There are so many things that get in the way of our complete happiness: disrespect, hypocrites, rudeness, thoughtlessness…things that really bother us to bits.
Try not to let any of this bug you today and have a Happy Saturday.
‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you‘re right. Henry Ford
‘The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.’ Christopher Hitchens
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them. Albert Einstein
“I think and think and think. I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
Don’t just think, ponder. Roy T. Bennett
“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
I think, therefore I am.
“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
I think that’s it for today.
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde
Sometimes it’s the little things that can put a smile on your face. For me it was seeing my first robin of the Spring on Thursday, and right on his tail, appeared my favorite feathered friends…the cardinal and his mate.
Whatever it is that puts a smile on your face, have a happy Saturday.
Happiness Day came and went without my knowing a thing about it…but I do know I was happy. Why? Because lately many things have happened in my life to put my happiness quotient over the top.
Things like surprise visits from family, an enjoyable planned visit, a St. Patrick’s concert that was full of fun, and other special little things kept a smile on my face and in my heart for quite a few days.
Of course many things happen to dampen one’s happiness, but given a choice, most of us choose to be happy if it is in the realm of possibility.
One thing that added to my smiles was learning that Finland is the happiest country in the world. Why would that make me happy? My grandparents and their parents were from Finland. I love Finnish food. I really like seeing a Finnish name on the back of a hockey jersey…doesn’t matter what team it is.
All I’m saying is I didn’t need a Happiness Day to make me happy. It happened without my knowing it. Keep smiling.