Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

A child's laughter

This morning on my walk I came across a mother walking with her son who was maybe 2 years old. It had just finished raining and as they walked she shook a branch of a tree and the water drops fell down on to her son. He thought that was just the funniest thing and ran on up ahead just laughing a big ole belly laugh. It was the kind of laughter that kids do that just makes you have to laugh along with them. It was just so nice to hear and see that. :-)

I got another book read from the stack of books that I got from the library.
A Friend of the Family by Marcia Willett.
Another great book!. Just a well written good story about family and friends. I laughed and cried reading it.

A quote from the book:
'It is better to cut your bare feet on the glass than never to feel the sand between your toes.
You should know that there is no comfort in knowing that you are existing instead of living. For a short while I lived. It was wonderful and agony. Bliss and pain. But I knew that I was living. I can tell the difference. Perhaps the only really contented people are those who have never lived at all. But I keep the painting to remind me that just once I took off my shoes and felt the sand between my toes.'

Cheryl - I put the book South of Broad by Pat Conroy that you recommended on reserve at the library. Take a guess what number I am on the list. 243!!! Isn't that crazy!?

They are still working on a row of 5 houses which are on the right as I walk out my front door. These should be finished in the coming week. This is the last row and I am really looking forward to them all being done.

I've been knitting on both the white squares and the ripple afghan.

The rain so far as not cooled things off as I had hoped. Maybe tomorrow.
It's still early in the day and don't know what the rest of the day will bring.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.
Happyone :-)
How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.
- George Elliston

7 comments:

  1. thank you for this post, ms. happyone! our sons still possess that magic of making us laugh at the silliest things, and when THEY are the ones that start the laughter, it just ends up with all of us cracking up! life is so easy and fun like that! love that quote from the book - it's always a rush, rush for us that we sometimes forget to just savor the moment and live. finally, i agree with the final quote. happy saturday to you, ma'am!

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  2. I agree that a child's laughter is one of the happiest sounds in the world. I hope the rest of our weekend is jsut wonderful.

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  3. i'm back, ma'am! just want to say plese go to my site and grab the Cupcake Award - i just gave you one! hugs!

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  4. I enjoy your book comments. I'll be looking for the Pat Convoy book also.

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  5. A baby's laughter is heaven!
    I have the book and will be reading it next week. You can borrow it if you like.

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  6. Children's laughter is so sweet, especially at that age.

    I think that I am all caught up...wondered about those black and whites and am glad that you provided the link. They look wonderful. Your afghan is coming along beautifully. Wonderful to see that you remain as busy as ever. And thanks also for the book recommendations. I will look for the one you laughed and cried over. I am reading a lot myself these days without a computer to amuse myself by.

    Take good care...

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  7. I can't wait till you read the book!

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