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Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy Hearts


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:

Keeping in touch with my sons

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

Writing poetry

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.


  1. What a lovely heart warming entry, and thanks for the mention!
    It seems that for you, as indeed many of us, things that make you happy are some of the simple pleasures of life.
    I think that this has been a much happier read than the alternative you mention in your PS! xx

  2. That flappy bird has me fair worn out!

  3. Glo, what wonderful stories you have with your heart rocks. I can envision both these couples - probably wondering what you could be tossing their way. I bet you made a memory for them as well.

  4. Your recitation of the heart rock on the beach stories was delightful. I thought your idea of vanishing into pink mist was a great idea. The whole post was a fun read! I laughed several times. Congratulations on your award!

    Daffy - your comment is hilarious!

  5. Hi Flighty! Pleased you enjoyed the entry and yes, simple pleasures are the best :) You're quite right, Pongy the Seal and Spidy 1 and now Spidy 2 would not be such happy postings!

    Daffy, that bluebird of happiness is doing a lot of flapping, but not really getting anywhere, is it? Some days are like that ;)

    Nikki ~ Glad you enjoyed the heart rock stories. I was so thankful that the rock landed in the water at their feet...when I think of what could have happened! Nice memories for them and me :) I love when the kids find heart rocks in the school yard, and bring them to me, too :)

    Roomie ~ Thanks for your lovely comment, too :) I'm glad you enjoyed the read and that it made you smile. Yes, I'll have to perfect a magic disappearing act ~ pink mist is a much better idea than smoke!