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You have probably heard the phrase..Seize the day….however…Can you think of a moment of happiness …that took you by surprise???….A  moment of surprise that you can actually say…seized you???

Tonight I had exactly a moment like that…I was surprised…over come….seized by the moment!!!  Our book club meeting was at my home this evening…The Happiness Project was the book we talked about…and in that chat I had mentioned that…something I would love to do is… to fly a kite!…The evening carried on…good wine…great food..and a few hours later…once the evening was just about over… and everyone began  packing up…one friend said she had a little something for me…Hmm…this was strange…and very interesting…why only for me I wondered…what ever could it be???

She ran out to her car….and…a few minutes later she returned to the  house with a bag in hand….She told us said she had done some house cleaning…and…had a few items in her car to bring to the thrift shop…however…she decided  this one item would be best if  given to me…We were all still wondering…what might it be…and then she told us…

A kite….It was a kite…she was giving me a KITE!!!

Now…is that synchronicity…serendipity…coincidence…karma…or what????…

I think we all were in awe of the event for a moment…and  I…I was so thrilled that …without even thinking …I gave her a big hug…and then we all laughed…Yes I was seized by that moment…how could I not have been????…Here we were …talking about happiness…and my evening ended with me surprised and thoroughly taken/seized by an unexpected  moment of happiness!!

So what about you???…any such moments of late??…Have you ever been the person to give  such a moment to someone else???… …Have you been the receiver of such a moment of surprise???

That has me wondering if…Is it possible for each and every one of us ….to make such moments occur…or…are such moments completely out of our hands???…Do we each have the capacity to be able to make happy moments for others???

Once the weather cooperates…you will find me out in a field….flying my newly acquired, gently used, kite!!!

Thanks to (V)…for providing us all with a moment of happiness.

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I have been reading a book about happiness which got me thinking about…what is it that makes me happy?…What are the things I like  or would like to do that bring a smile to my face??…What is it that I consider to be fun??…The more I thought about it the more it made me wonder about fun…How often do we find ourselves  doing  something  with another person…something that is fun for them…but really not at all for us?…How often do we tell ourselves we are  having fun… but not really??…How often do we do something that is fun for us…How true are we to ourselves about fun and happiness??

Now I realize that there will always be things we do along with  others that may not be fun to us…and sometimes we should… because we want to spend time with them and so we share in their fun times…The problem comes when we allow someone else’s fun times to override ours .

For me???…I am happy…I am having fun… when I am spending hours in my sewing/craft room…and when I am reading my book to a group of children…doing a crossword puzzle with my husband…Fun for me is having an afternoon coffee with a friend….a long walk with my husband or… looking for that heart-shaped rock to add to my collection…just to name a few.

However…I  also think it could  be fun  to go fly a kite with my husband!!! …Yes a kite!…We have acres of open land around us..perfect for kite flying…I remember how much fun flying a kite was years ago…. Now how strange a thought is that?…I haven’t flown a kite since I was young …but for some reason…I think if I were to go and do that…it would make me happy…it would be such a fun time…So what am I waiting for???…I suppose I should work on it..I think I will plan to do just that in spring…I will just go and buy two kites and make a plan…Maybe I can even get a bunch of friends to join us…that could be even more fun.

So now I wonder about all of you…did something  fun immediately came to mind for you???….What is it that does.. or would …make you happy??…What  is that for you…  that is or would be  fun and make you smile???….How often do any of us pay attention to our fun factor??…How often do we actually think about …FUN???

I suppose if we wanted to be a bit happier…if we wanted to have more fun…it might be a good idea to develop a FUN list and add to it each time we become aware of another thing that makes us happy….then ….just like our task to do lists…we will have a happiness to do list …however instead of crossing them off as we do with our tasks…we can mark them with a star each time we do one…each time we have one of those fun times…and watch our stars add us and our list get longer and longer as we find new fun things to do. …It can be our very own FUN scale!!!

So……what is it that makes you happy and brings a smile to your face…what kinds of things are your fun???

Let me know at 3rdwave@mts.net….I think it could be fun to share our fun with each other.


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