Happy Days...Happy Ways 😘
Did you ever wonder how happiness happens? Do we look for it? Does it just come our way without really trying? Well, on August 8th, we celebrate National Happiness Happens Day. According to the National Day Calendar “Happiness is encouraged all day.” It continues to say that we must “Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure.” And can you believe that there is a “Secret Society of Happy People.” This organization was founded in August 1998 and formed to celebrate the expression of happiness. The society encourages members to recognize their happy moments and think about happiness in their daily lives….They have two mottos which include “Happiness Happens and “Don’t Even Think of Raining on My Parade.”
I've often thought of what makes us truly happy. Is it our furry loved ones? Our family? Our community? The beach? A good movie? Making other's smile? What is it?
To me my family and my community furry and not so furry make me happy. I find that making them happy makes me happy too😁.
To touch on one thing that brings joy to my life is easy for me...Dagger makes me happy everyday. He is such a delight. No matter where I go, he follows. He watches me sometimes with his eyes ajar. He’s a true soulmate. I’ve often thought about how many people Dagger has made happy in his 6 1/2 years of living so far. From his dog mom, Gaylor and dog dad, Fonzi, to the last person he set his soulful eyes upon; he just brings out the best in everyone. It must be thousands and thousands of people that he has made happy over the years. People of all ages and from all over the world from infants to seniors he just makes so many people happy. I love to witness this. We’ve had over 200 DogVinci Workshops and Painting Demonstrations in the past three and a half years and each time we walk into a library, school or museum we are greeted by glowing and excited people who in an instant begin to smile as soon as they see Dagger enter. It just makes my heart sing!! The happiness that Dagger brings is immeasurable!! That’s the ultimate for me to see and witness.
I also love to see happiness resonate when I do something nice for someone. That makes me happy too.
What makes you happy? Can you name one thing? If so, share it with me. I'd love to hear your happiness stories 😍😍 You know, Happiness does Happen when we look and sniff for it 😘😘
The thing is, we have to be open to knowing that Happiness does Happen...it's really does!!😃😁
So, as the “Dog Days” of Summer march on, may you take the time to reflect on what it is that makes you happy. Look and sniff around...You may just find happiness right around the corner. And then let your happiness reach out to others.
Happy Days. Happy Ways!!!
Happy Tails to you,
A Place where I can Bark, Blog and Woof a Little
written by Yvonne Dagger