Focusing On The HAPPY

Recently, the news seems to be more depressing – and frightening- than ever. I don’t need to go into detail; our world is so small, you can’t help but hear or read about all that’s happening.

So today, I’ve decided to focus on the HAPPY, as in HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: two of them, in fact.

My dear friend, Pam, has a birthday today, and I’m wishing I didn’t live so far away, so I could help her celebrate. But I’ve promised her that we’ll have a big celebration the next time we’re together, which, I hope will be soon. If you don’t already follow her her cat, Sam’s, blog, One Spoiled Cat, how about stopping by today and leaving her a birthday wish?

pam and dianna 12-11-2013 12-22-42 AM

Also, celebrating his very FIRST birthday today, is my great, great nephew, Jase, whom you may recall I met for the first time in June, when he and his parents visited from the west coast.

Happy Birthday, Jase! Play us some HAPPY music!

jase and xylophone

Yep, today I’m avoiding the news (as much as possible) and focusing on the HAPPY.

~These Days Of Mine~

18 responses to “Focusing On The HAPPY

  1. Happy Birthday, Pam and Jase!
    Just thinking, too, three more months until the happy of Christmas.

  2. I love the focus on the HaPPy 🙂 MJ

  3. I wish there was a Happy News Hour because there is a lot to celebrate in this life.

  4. Happy is a very good way to spend the day. Today I am happily going to be celebrating with the North Iowa bloggers as 6 of them have fall birthdays! I think we are going to have a blast tonight—taste testing oreos!!!

  5. HAPPY Birthday to Jase & Pam! ….And I vote YES for the Happy News Hours!

  6. Happy Birthday Pam and Jase! I am more than happy to focus on the “HAPPY”!!!!

  7. First of all HUGS for the HAPPY in my day……and secondly I hope Jase has a fun special day too – I sometimes wish I was that young again but on the other hand, I feel like I’ve been alive during the “best” of times so I can’t complain at turning 67 today. See you soon I hope!


  8. Happy birthday, Pam and JASE. I hope the day is special for you both. We definitely need that happy news hour.

  9. Yes.. it’s very easy to see only the bad- when that’s all they’ll show you…
    Happy Birthday to both of you today !!!

  10. The world would be a much better place if we ALL stuck to the happy thoughts. 🙂

  11. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    HAPPY is always good! Unfortunately we hear move of the bad than the good! Let’s put the bad in prayer in the Lord’s hands and live for the HAPPY!

  12. I don’t blame you for skipping the news and focusing on the positive things in life. Good idea!

  13. Happy birthday! Our mum’s birthday is Sunday! Woohoo! Bo and Kobi P.S. She doesn’t like to watch the news, either.

  14. Thanks so much for sharing these birthday wishes!

  15. That’s another of those choices we get to make–whether to be happy or not.

  16. We love Pam! Happy First Birthday Jase! Mom chooses to focus on the positive because there is still so much good in this world and we need to remember and treasure it!

  17. You are so right about the news, it is always so full of awful things. I adored Jase’s photo, glad you got a chance to meet him. Happy birthday, little musician, Jase! I also wish your friend, Pam, a wonderful happy birthday.

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