Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open…John Barrymore, Author

Now isn’t that just the truth you can just be sitting, watching the world go by and something, anything no matter how small unfolds in front of you and you give an involuntarily smile, it makes you happy… we can all find those little moments on a daily basis and put them all together and looking back we have had a pretty happy day.

Something out of nothing, just a brief moment in time that made you happy, a child’s smile or when they put their little hand in yours, baby birds newly hatched… the wonders of nature, a lovely view or a pretty flower, when your cake rises and your dumplings are fluffy….me…I’m still working on that one!

So many moments in our day too numerous to mention but nevertheless make for a happy day. Sometimes it all gets caught up with our day-to-day chores or work what we think is mundane, boring, same ole, same ole.

That unexpected moment, those precious moments that catch you unawares smile and be happy.

The moral of this story is that happiness can be found in many guises, lots of small bursts of that happy feeling throughout your day however brief, are a bonus.

Happiness means something different to us all, doesn’t it? What gives you that warm, happy feeling Leave a comment and share yours.

See you tomorrow for my A-Z and it the letter I in the middle…Olive…is that Olive Oil Or Popeyes Beau you will have to pop in to find out xxx


46 thoughts on “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open…John Barrymore, Author

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  2. Hetty Eliot

    In a similar vein, isn’t it always a pleasant surprise when someone you really didn’t like somehow becomes a good friend because of a little, unexpected shared moment? Like finding happiness in a place you never expected to.

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  3. Prior...

    Such a good post / and did you know that according to posture psychology research – small bursts do bring more gelato and wellness so your points here are so spot on!

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  4. allysnotebook

    Happiness to me is waking up each day ready to enjoy life to the fullest.
    Happiness to me is when my 6 year old grandson Zakoby talks to me on the phone in Dinosaur language 😂.

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  7. Jennie

    Hear hear, Carol. It’s the little things that bring happiness. In a given school day, it can be a smile of a child, or a question, yet that can be the biggest moment of happiness.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think so too, Jennie and much of mine now is seen through the eyes of a child…I am lucky that 2 of my grandchildren live with me which in turn has opened my eyes in lots of ways…I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with love, laughter and fun 🙂 xx

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  8. CarolCooks2 Post author

    Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:

    One of my first posts as a blogger and it is lovely to see many of the people who liked this post are still with me and for that I thank you. Also many of you I can now call friends because those initial likes have turned into something more…The joy and wonder of blogging…
    I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas,
    Happy Hanukkah.
    Joyous Kwanzaa.
    Yuletide Greetings.
    Happy holidays.
    Joyeux Noël.
    Feliz Navidad.
    Seasons Greetings wherever you are in this wonderful world and it is…It is the little things that make us smile and however, we wish our friends a Merry Christmas it is given with love and happiness and it should be accepted as just that …This blog does not promote political correctness …I have no time for that…I love life and people and animals and chocolate in no particular order as well as your comments and loyalty…Merry Christmas one and all sent with love and hugs and a hangover cure if you want one…xxxx

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  11. Patricia Ann

    Re that happy feeling..when you walk around smiling and everyone, even strangers smile back at you…like Belinda said. Sometimes they’re not sure if they should or not and do it anyway! I love it!

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    1. blondieaka Post author

      Yes that’s right Patricia we need to appreciate all these moments and they then add up to a handful of happiness, thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 and your comment, hope to see you again 🙂

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  12. Silver Threading

    I loved this post! Good for you! I helped to raise my two half-Thai step daughters. I still cook Thai food at least 5 times a week. Love all the curries. ❤

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    1. blondieaka Post author

      Good for you and good at cooking it….I love it here because we have such a diverse community which means I get lovely authentic recipes from around the world 🙂 which I share on my blogs ❤

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  13. marianbeaman

    Thank you for the “follow” today, Carol. I sense your enthusiasm and zest for life on your Facebook page and here on your website. It appears that you are originally from England and living in Thailand at the moment – happily retired too and a published author. Congratulations, Carol, and welcome to “plainandfancygirl”!

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