I pinned this image on Pinterest this morning. At last count, some 90 people re pinned it. That’s a lot of wishes for happy making.
I was out and about today running errands. The vast majority of people were harried and grumpy. For being the “happiest time of the year”, there are a lot of people out there acting quite unhappy. The local schools are closed this week. I overheard several parents actually complaining about their kids being at home. I just don’t get that. Let me see, you want kids, but you don’t want to spend any time with them? And then there was the woman buying a huge basket full of food, bemoaning about all the cooking she has to do. Finally, the man bitching about the time he has to spend “with all of his annoying family” over the holiday.
When did we become a society of whiny, bitching complainers? I’d like to see more gratitude. I’m not talking about those god-awful “today I’m thankful for” posts on Facebook. Those are just words. And words without actions to back it up are meaningless. Take those grateful thoughts and put them into action. Start small. Appreciate what you have. Tell those around you that you value and appreciate them. You may think they know, but it means so much to actually hear it. Give thanks. My friends, thank you for reading this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Some of you I’ve been blessed to meet, and others I haven’t…yet.
We all have the power to make someone happy.
I can’t help but think of The Jimmy Durante song
It’s so important to make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy.
Make just one heart to heart you- you sing to.
One smile that cheers you,
One face that lights when it nears you.
One girl you’re everything to.
Fame, if you win it,
Comes and goes in a minute.
Where’s the real stuff in life to cling to?
Love is the answer,
Someone to love is the answer.
Once you’ve found her,
Build your world around her.
Make someone happy.
Make just one someone happy
And you will be happy too.