march 20, 2013: the first international day of happiness
“On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.”
had i known that today was the first international day of happiness, might i have noticed things more?
might i have felt more deeply the sun on my face while my 15 year old read out loud to me?
might i have giggled a little harder at my 8 year old’s clapping game?
might i have said yes to an offer to play basketball with my 11 year old?
might i have walked a half mile further along the dirt road with my dog?
might i have scrubbed the whole floor, not just the sticky spots, to let the sun bounce off?
oh, sweet mother teresa, thank you again.
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
get ready 2014. next march 20 i’m going to rock international day of happiness.
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while we are talking happiness, i would like to shout out my joy for my little brother who was ON JAY LENO ALONG WITH BAND MATES OF BLACK PRAIRIE! i am so grateful that i hold nothing but sheer happiness for his light and joy.