Yesterday, Flighty delivered a tree of happiness award to me which was a lovely thing to do. I especially love the hearts on it. I have a collection of heart rocks, heart-shaped baking dishes, heart-shaped necklaces, etc.
I wish I could remember exactly when I started noticing and collecting heart rocks, but it must have been when I spent a lot of time walking along the beach, obviously with my head down, and maybe even when kicking rocks! Anyway, I started noticing, picking them up, and lugging them home, some very small and some huge ones! Sometimes my pockets would be weighed down, and my arms full. I'm sure it was symbolic of my feelings at the time.
Time passed. One day as I was walking along the beach, I found a real beauty of a heart rock. I also noticed a young couple wading in the water at quite a distance. On the way back, they were wading in the opposite direction, and I found myself calling to them, saying, "I have something for you!" and I threw this rock toward them, as hard as I could. "Splash", it landed right at their feet (miraculously...). They bent down to pick it up and there it was, this large bright shiny heart-shaped rock. There was a stoppage of time, or so it seemed, as they both looked at it, then at me. They were thrilled, waved, and called out their thanks :) I wanted to disappear in a pink puff of smoke or something equally as magic, but instead carried on over the rocky shore. Another time, when I had found a heart rock, I saw a couple of older people sitting on a bench. I held out my hand and said, "What do you think this is?" The man (of course :)) said, "A rock?" I said, "Yes, but what shape is it?" and the lady said, "It's a heart!" and I said, "and it's for you..." Anyway, just thought I'd share a couple of my heart rocks with you :)
Now, where was I, oh yes, the Tree of Happiness Award, with its hearts. Six things that make me happy:
Walking to, and on the beach
Anything heart-shaped brings a smile
Sharing fun with the youngsters at school (oh, btw...recently, one little fellow informed us that his dad was in England and they do everything backwards there~ that made me laugh out loud) I'm assuming he was talking about driving on the other side of the road.
Exploring nature with my camera in hand
Reading, which now includes blogs and meeting new friends
Learning about everything, including how to do things with Photoshop and Imageready
Oops! Too much happiness...
I think I'm usually a happy person, period. I have my ups and downs, but happiness always pops out on top, so it's hard to limit the list to six things, because there is no limit to happiness :)
PS just be happy this blog isn't about Pongy, the dead seal, or Spidy, the big fat spider who might have babies.