Heart to Heart 345

Being Happy

Sometimes we work too hard and spend a lot of time trying to create happiness.  It may be right there in front of us.  I found this list on the internet tonight by Steve Mueller.

  1. Seeing the sunrise and sundown
  2. Stargazing and philosophizing about life
  3. Laughing until your muscles start aching
  4. Eating breakfast in bed
  5. Tasting something incredibly delicious for the first time
  6. The delicious smell in your kitchen when you bake cake
  7. Making other people happy
  8. Finding money you had forgotten about
  9. Heartfelt laughter
  10. Eating dessert
  11. Running into a friend you haven’t seen for a long time
  12. Taking a nap in your warm bed during a cold winter
  13. Having a movie night with your friends
  14. Being totally exhausted after a workout
  15. Unearthing something you have been missing for years
  16. Making someone laugh
  17. Sleeping while the rain gently beats against your window
  18. Realizing that a certain setback turned out to be incredibly important
  19. Swimming naked

Winning the lottery wasn’t on the list.  Finding one’s soulmate didn’t make it either.  Living in a mansion, not quite up to par.  Having the best possible career….nope!  No, this list is one that nearly everyone could create in their life.  Little things mean a lot.  Remember these lyrics from the song with the same words?  It was written in 1953 and Kitty Kallen made it popular.

Blow me a kiss from across the room
Say I look nice when I’m not
Touch my hair as you pass my chair
Little things mean a lot

Give me your arm as we cross the street
Call me at six on the dot
A line a day when you’re far away
Little things mean a lot

Don’t have to buy me diamonds and pearls
Champagne, sables and such
I never cared much for diamonds and pearls
But honestly honey, they just cost money

Give me your hand when I’ve lost the way
Give me your shoulder to cry on
Whether the day is bright or gray give me your heart to rely on

Send me the warmth of a secret smile
To show me you haven’t forgot
Now and forever , that always and ever
Little things mean a lot

It is true, when we take the time to notice how blessed we are; it is usually the precious little things that mean so much!

From my thankful heart to yours, Thomas

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