Tagged with happiness

Receiving Warm Fuzzies: Kind Words from the Second Grade

Last month, (as I shared with you previously) I had the pleasure to participate in a very thoughtful elementary school activity (See Warm Fuzzies: The Power of Kind Words).  If you’ll recall, during the month of February our students were asked to share warm fuzzies, kind and caring written messages, with their classmates and their … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Resolution. I’ve always hated that idea.  Making a resolution at the beginning of the new year.  It conjures up images of torture, for me.  You have to give up something or stop doing something, or do something more.  Or you have to do something better.  Be a better person. But no pressure.  No, because you … Continue reading

There’s Nothing Quite Like Family

This week (November 13-19) is American Education Week.  At the school where I work, as in many schools across the country, parents are being invited to visit their children’s classrooms and to observe their children engaging in learning.  It is a time for a little excitement and a little anxiety; teachers, parents, and even students … Continue reading

River Day

Thursdays are “River” days at our house. On most Thursdays, my husband babysits his granddaughter River.  She goes to a caregiver the other four days of the week, but on Thursday she comes to our home to spend the day.  I have been fortunate throughout the summer to be home on River Days, getting the … Continue reading

Happiness is…Sometimes Not So Easy To Feel

I haven’t added a post here in a long time. It wasn’t because I didn’t have anything to write about.  There’s always something to write about or think about or to appreciate in my day.  But sometimes I get distracted and life is busy…or I’m getting thrown a curve ball.  That’s what happened to me.  … Continue reading

Happiness Truck

If you haven’t seen the video yet, you really should.  In it, Coca-Cola sends a delivery truck, converted into a “happiness machine”, into the streets of Marikina, Philippines.  People, young and old, approach the rear of the truck and press a large button.  The truck dispenses everything from bottles of Coke to stuffed animals to … Continue reading