Sometimes the circumstance I'm in simply does not lend itself to being happy.
When times like that arise, I can get pretty cranky and make those who choose to be around me just as unhappy as I am.
It's true, misery does love company!
I have a secret weapon.
It's right up there with that smile we talked about yesterday!
You have this secret too!
But you probably don't tap into it very often
This secret weapon can often lead right to that smile that can be such a mood changer and attitude adjuster.
What is it you ask? That's an easy question. The answer?
I can pull up, in my mind, an entire arsenal of happy
memories that bring a smile to my face every single time.
Regardless of where I am, what is happening, who I am with.
Regardless of good moods, bad moods, irritability, and more
I have the power to close my eyes (for just a brief moment) and remember.
Remember a happy time. A happy moment. A happy memory!
I'd like to share one of those with you now. One of my happy memories.
Both of my sons were HUGE Sesame Street fans when they were small. Both loved Ernie and his Rubber Duckie. We had more than one Rubber Duckie in our basket of bath toys.
Each of them knew the words to the Rubber Duckie song and could sing it at will
(even if the words were not quite as clear and some R's and L's were W sounds.)
I discovered, today is National Rubber Duckie Day and the memories this song elicits within me is nothing but pure unadulterated JOY!
I hope it makes you feel joy and
perhaps brings a smile to your face!
bring happiness to you today?