A week (from yesterday) Boo and Jake will celebrate our birthdays!
We will drink and be merry! There will be balloons and happiness because the secret is in giving happiness to others.
In fact Jake’s gift from me is already signed, sealed… soon to be delivered!
My favorite anecdote on balloons and happiness popped up last week… just in time to share!
” The Balloon of Happiness”
Fifty people once attended a seminar where they were told a group activity had been planned. Everyone was given a balloon and asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then they were all collected.
The balloons were put in a separate room and the attendees were told to find their personal balloon within five minutes. Chaos ensued!
The attendees were pushing, shoving, and colliding with each other. When the five minute bell rang-no one had been successful in finding their own balloon!
Now each person was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person’s name on it. Within three minutes everyone had his/her own balloon.
The speaker spoke quietly-” This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness, not knowing where it is!
Our happiness lies in the happiness of others. Give them their happiness; then you will get your own happiness. Life is about “we”… never “I.”
So until tomorrow… It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is happily pursuing happiness for others that fills us up.
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Yesterday I went to see Ben and take his weekly supply of Pepsi’s and crackers! Happiness is. And he was beyond happy-in ten days interested participants will be taken to one of the golf courses and allowed to play! Wellmore loves Ben and the staff has gone out of their way to find him and others a real golf course-not his self-made putt-putt hall! ***Thank you Meghan for all your creative endeavors to make all the Wellmore residents happy!
My first pumpkin this year!