Friday, May 1, 2009

Happiness is...

... knowing how to be happy.




Mrs. Roberts, my mom's 3rd grade teacher, gave each of her students the book “Happiness is a Warm Puppy” by Charles Schultz for Christmas. That book still sits back on our bookshelf. But, it used to never be on the bookshelf. It was under someone's pillow, in someone's back pack, or at the very least in the book box where the favorite, frequently read books were stored.

One of the pages has Charlie Brown hiding behind a tree with both of his ears visible on either side of the tree. The caption reads, “Happiness is an old-fashioned game of hide-and-seek." The entire book is filled with Charles Schultz drawings and captions of what happiness is. In honor of the month of May and all things happiness, I'm going to declare my own "Happiness is..."

4 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Happiness is . . . a new blog post from Cali in my google reader.

Happiness is . . . Cali's birthday in the month of May.

Obviously, I can't WAIT for this.

Cali said...

Thank you, thank you, my most loyal commenter. It's going to be a whole month full of... wait for it... happiness.

Jerkolas said...

Shoot, you're a May birthday as well? Let's celebrate.

abe said...

i don't think i ever read that book...and i read E-V-E-R-Y book we owned. i think someone else kept it hidden from everyone else...