Yesterday was a bad day. “Like in the song” as Mumble so eloquently says. A lot of things to deal with. Exhausting for everyone at Mumble Manor. We were in much need of happies.
And so it dawned this morning, International Happiness Day.
Suddenly an idea formed in my mind. A happee. A tiny pocket sized … erm… something… that my darling daughter could take with her to school to help her stay brave and smiling. Little things, to little people, are always huge things. Totally unfair.
I grabbed the two balls closest to me and a pair of googly eyes, and set to work…. within twenty minutes the first happee had come to life. Here it was, with a lopsided smile, and ready to accompany my princess to her class with just a few moments to spare.
One happy soon turned into two, four…. more happees. What jolly little souls they are.
Just the right size to pop in your pocket, just the right size for a little hand to hold.
I am sure that more will be along shortly to join the party. after all, spreading the happees is what life is all about, right?
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you found a reason to be happy today. Not those new prada shoes or that awesome new stereo, or even an album you bought “back in the day”… no…
The type of happiness that can’t be bought. The happiness that is caused by moments, people, interactions, thoughts, words, love. Those things that matter most. Those things which can’t be stolen away from you.
Today, more than ever, I’m reminded of how amazing my little family is. So here is my happy today: I am SOOOOOOOOO ridiculously proud of BOTH of my amazing children the last couple of days. Moreso than usual (they never give me a reason to NOT be proud). Even I had underestimated just how truly EPIC they really are. My heart is fit to burst with the love and utter admiration I feel for these two little people, who mean so very much to me, and each other. I am struggling to find the words to express their absolutely crushing compassion and humanity, despite their young ages, and the lengths they will go to when someone they love needs healing.
Whatever I did to deserve them I have no clue, but I’m glad I did it and would do it again in a heartbeat.
I am truly the luckiest Mummy in the whole world. xxx