Happiness Times Two

Today is International Day of Happiness. Who knew this? I have been on the planet for eighty-four years and have never heard of this day. I wonder why.

Today is also the first day of Spring; another reason to be happy. Who doesn’t love to be happy? Let’s take advantage of this timely duo and have a Happy Saturday.

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Take It From the Birds

Have you sometimes wondered if birds ever wake up grumpy? It seems to me they are always singing from the time they wake up until they tuck into their wings again at day’s end.

What do they know that we don’t know?

Let’s take it from the birds and start our day with a song, no matter what.

Have You Ever Wondered…

Have you ever wondered what birds talk about?

Have you ever wondered where the rainbow begins and ends?

Have you ever wondered what a human looks like to an ant?

Have you ever wondered why there is only one numbered cloud?

Have you ever wondered how silent and listen are related?

Just wondering. Happy Saturday.

The Train of Thought

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about thinking lately.¬†There was a time in my life when a marriage counsellor told me, “You think too much.” What the heck was that supposed to mean? I didn’t give it too much thought at the time, but every once in awhile that comment comes to mind and I think to myself, “What was he thinking?”

Thinking takes on many forms: creative thinking, wishful thinking, positive thinking, negative thinking, thinking through it (whatever the “it” may be) thinking out loud, putting the thinking cap on…and so on…you get it, right? Well, now that I think about it, away back in 1994 I was thinking about thinking and came up with the following poem:


The train of thought

raced through my mind

traveling at top speed

down memory lane,

through rough terrain,

steep mountainous land,

wide gorges spanned,

irregular track,

through tunnels black,

by pastures green,


still waters bridged,





slowly coming to a stop,

the train of thought.


The greatest transportation system in our world can be our train of thought. I don’t exactly remember where that thought came from but it seems pretty accurate to me.

And then there’s this from Philippians 4:8 “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”