Sowing Some Happiness

Annah Elizabeth2 Comments

Just like I do every September, I purchased a bag of tulip bulbs for fall planting.
Just like I do every year, I failed to place them in the ground before it began to harden from evening frosts.
And just like every Autumn I can recall, there is always an Indian-Summer day or two.
I was sure I had lost my last window of opportunity when the nights began dipping into the teens and I woke to heavy layer of ice on my windshield.
Every time I saw the bag of bulbs in the mud room, I felt a twinge of sadness, because the red squirrels or chipmunks had dug up most of the other underground pieces.
There is nothing like the bright flashes of early spring color to chase away the winter blues that settle like frost into my being.
But December had a surprise for me and last Monday I spent an hour on my knees digging furiously in the damp soil.
You know what they say. You reap what you sow.
In one hour I sowed two sets of smiles—one for this week and several for the coming spring.
What about you? What moment(s) of joy brightened your week? Share your Happy Happens event(s) here and scatter a little love.

2 Comments on “Sowing Some Happiness”

  1. I love this post! Sometimes such a basic act of faith in nature – planting a bulb or seed – is grounding, and no pun intended.

    I find I get the same feeling when I sit and talk with a child. All the “noise” fades away. What matters is simple and fundamental. Our senses, our awareness, our ability to give – so many gifts, and we’re in such a hurry we forget to appreciate them.

    I needed this post right now. I live at a frantic pace and rarely slow down.

    Thank you.

  2. Ah, Wolf, thanks for your kind words! And you’re most welcome…

    I, too, lead a frantic life but have really been trying thise past few years to keep my eyes peeled to these simple moments that do bring us joy…for I have learned that happiness isn’t a single act, but a collection of Moments…

    Sitting with children has done the same for me at times, though I must admit that I wish I had spent more time just chatting with my own children… Maybe I can work on that. 🙂

    Enjoy your week! And, keep your eyes peeled for your own Happy Happens Moments!


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