Hello again! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed some personal happiness in your home. Did you catch my Happiness is Catching post the other day? I had a couple amazing moments after writing it that I must share! You know…those “AHA!” moments that you run into now and then?
My First AHA! Moment
The first happened at my daughter’s preschool graduation the evening after writing that post. My daughter attends a preschool at a church and the pastor said a few words to the parents prior to the cute little 4 and 5 year olds getting their diplomas. He talked about visiting the preschool class each morning and how all of them are always smiling. He said they were all full of so much joy. They simply wanted to be happy and for others to share in that same joy. The pastor mentioned that kids don’t know the bad in this world, they live each day thriving on the good things. And, then he mentioned, “Wouldn’t it be nice if adults were the same way?” Amen! We can learn something from our kids. Take a moment this week to cherish the smile on your child’s face. Okay?
My Second AHA! Moment
Now, this next one kinda freaked me out…I’m not gonna lie. It happened the day after I wrote the Happiness is Catching post. SO coincidental! I’d had an okay day…nothing fantastic had happened to put me in an exceptionally cheery mood. You see, I might be focusing on being happy on this blog, but I certainly have my moments when I am everything but! Ask my husband, he’ll tell you the truth.
Anyway, I ran to the store as my husband got the kids to bed. The store I happened to go to had a greeter at the door. (I always make a point of saying hello to them…if you don’t, you should…and I hope you always will after reading this post.) So, the greeter, an elderly gentleman, said hello and I responded with a “hello” and a smile (again, even though I was not exceptionally cheery). I grabbed a cart and he approached me. Here’s how our conversation went:
Greeter: “I just have to tell you how nice it is to have someone smile and say hello.”
Me: “Of course! Do you not get that kind of response much?”
Greeter: “No. You should see the looks and scowls I get when people walk in. Sometimes they avoid eye contact and run the other way. Your smile just made my day and I just want to say thank you.”
Me: “I am happy to help! Enjoy your night!”
And, you know what? He made my day, too. My not-so-cheery day ended on a happy note!
Here is your mission: Make someone’s day and smile at them!
What kind of moments similar to this have happened to you?