Under Santa Fe Skies

by Susan Tungate

International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness. I am of two minds about this Day of Happiness. On the one hand, happiness has become a money driven business with a myriad of books on happiness, songs on happiness,  blogs on happiness, and even a degree in happiness. On the other hand, happiness is a good thing. If it takes raising happiness to a commercial level for people to focus on staying present and viewing the world with wonder, so be it.

In that spirit,  as I lived my life this week, I took note of people and things that  brought a smile. I highly recommend the exercise. Seek and you shall find. Everywhere. Here are a few smile producers to celebrate International Happiness Day:

What were they thinking?

A car that looks worse than mine!

The Mets season opener in Virginia!

A mural painted on the back of a building facing the railroad tracks. Someone painted it even though few would see it.

A mural painted on a wall near the Farmers’ Market. Note the sky above is indeed the sky above.

Inside the Farmers’ Market, lovely racks of tea from Artful Tea. The teas are delicious.

Apricot blossoms on the neighbor’s tree. And they were not killed by last night’s frost.

Look how my tulips fan. How do they know? I cut each the same length.

Lisa Harris, owner of the one and only Video Library, always makes me smile.

And Georgia and Sofie and Harry make me smile every time I see their little faces.

Your turn. Have a Happy Day!




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