Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Spread the JOY!
Today, in a coffee shop, I bumped into a friend of one of my children. She had changed her hair colour since I last saw her and I complimented her on it in the usual, enthusiastic and friendly, way that I do things. She shyly smiled and thanked me, then I carried on past and went to place my order.
Before I was out of ear-shot, I heard this girl imitate my enthusiastic compliment to her friends, who all laughed and looked back at me. I looked at them and just smiled.
Some time ago, I would have been embarrassed and hurt by someone imitating me like this, but now I simply feel that my enthusiasm for life, and what comes with it, should be copied and enjoyed by others. I have always been one to show my feelings, both good and bad. I can't and don't wish to control my enthusiasm when I'm happy about something or have seen something that I like. I only wish that others would also show their joy about the little things in life that make them happy.
When you can show happiness, you become happier and when that happens, everyone around you becomes happier too.
Show and share your happiness with others. Don't hold back! Spread the JOY!
Love & blessings,