Mrs. Happy is on holiday in Thailand.
Well, if that is not making me happy, what would? Thailand is a wonderful country, with lots of beautiful, smiling ladies. And the food…I could write post after post about the delicious fresh foods they cook here (maybe I will next time).
Today I am sitting in a deckchair, under a palm tree, sipping a fresh fruit drink. I am sitting here already for hours and hours, just relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere. And look at the sea. Watch how the sun paints silver spots on the water, listen to the sound the waves make when they brake on the beach. Sheer happiness.
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It is time to tell you why I smile in my soul all day. And I have been smiling already for a while now.To be honest, I am not sure why I haven’t told you yet this wonderful news, because I know it for quite a long time now.
But today I am going to tell you…here it comes…I am becoming a Happy Grandma again!
Happy Jr and his wife Happy Mom are expecting a second child. You know they have Happy Girl, and now they expect Happy Boy! How lucky can you be?
Everything is going very good with this young family, and my soul can’t stop smiling.
Today I am grateful for having good friends. It is absolutely not the amount of friends that makes you happy. But knowing you have a few people that you can talk to, and they listen.
Just listen and not judge you. Maybe they add a few words of wisdom to your story. They show a bit of understanding, but the most important thing, they just listen and give you a piece of their time. Good friends think you are worthy and special; so special they want to spend some of their precious time with you. When my friends have time for me, it makes me feel special, loved and appreciated.
And I want to thank my friends for giving me this great feeling.
I have to apologize to you, I haven’t been writing for almost three weeks. I am sorry.
Maybe you remember I was on a holiday with Mr. Happy, and we were having a great time. Sunshine, good food, laughter and light. A few of my favorite things in life.
But when we got home, Mr. Happy’s mom was really sick. And a week later she passed away. Mr. Happy was with his mom’s when she closed her eyes in infinite peace.
Another life-event happening to us, and I know we all have to cope with this at given time, but we had already so many hard times the last few years.
And it is hard to lose your mom. No matter what age you have, no matter what age your mom has.
We were under the impression, because Mom was already an ‘old woman’ we were prepared for her death. We were not!
In your mind you can rationalize the facts, you know it can happen any time when a person is 91 and not in a good condition anymore. But your emotions tell you a very different story. It is Mom, it is about your youth, your memories, the things you learned from her, her laugh, her presence. You miss everything about her.
Last week we had her funeral, and it was a beautiful ceremony. With lots of flowers, candles representing all the grandchildren and great grandchildren, and lovely pictures of her. And of course a lot of crying. At the end, it all felt good, we can look back on a wonderful goodbye.
Mr. Happy & I are still on the coast. One of the nicest things is see children play in the sand, along the tide line. Building castles, collecting shells, and digging canals. We ‘grown-ups’ could learn a lot from kids. They play with 100% dedication. Kids don’t ask themselves what the significance is of building sandcastles…they just build them, because they want to, they can and they want to do it right now, right here. And afterwards they eat ice-cream, and sleep a bit. Life is so good when you are a kid.
Flowers are probably the most beautiful thing on earth. The complexity, the colors, flowers are just breathtaking stunning. So I am always on the look for new species, and try to catch them on camera.
A while ago, I was so lucky. I found this beautiful orchid in a garden. This orchid smiled at me…so I had to smile back!
Luckily the pictures I took turned out quite gorgeous, and I could print some out on canvas. There is one in my office, and sometimes, during work, I take a short glance at it…and smile.
Wow, my first post on Mama-Buddha.com!
I am so excited to tell you all about my happy-moments. I really hope that my writings will help you to see that happiness is in small things.
Today I had a beautiful breakfast. Mr. Happy made me freshly squeezed oranges. No, he did not pour it from a can! He used the original, orange round things you can find in the fruit section. You have to cut them, and actually squeeze them yourself (or find Mr. Happy to do it for you), but then you get sunshine in a glass!
He topped my breakfast up with fresh yellow mango slices. What a way to start the day!
Why you are sunflowers…
‘Mama-Buddha, why are you calling your readers sunflower?’
Good question my sunflower!
Well, I love sunflowers. The color, the brightness, how they grow quickly and how they move their sunflower-heads towards the sun. It makes me feel warm and happy inside.
And you, my dear reader, you can also have a very fast (mentally) growth.
And I know that you also love light, sunshine, bright colors and happiness.
So that is why I refer to you as sunflowers.