Special Needs Dad 365

Find Happiness
I have learned throughout our experience over the last 14 years that happiness can be found just about anywhere as long as you are open to it. I pass the sidewalk, where I took this picture, on a regular basis. It is right outside our local supermarket.

For the longest time, I never saw it. What’s interesting is that I was in a really good mood the day I first noticed it and laughed. My mind was at ease and I was receptive to it. Who knew that a crack in the sidewalk and two drainage pipes could be so full of joy? Now I see it every time I pass and it reminds me that when I’m smiling, others will smile back.

The next time you’re out, try walking into a store or a restaurant with a smile on your face and see how responsive others are to your high spirits. We all need someone to cheer us up now and again. A smile is often all it takes to brighten someone’s day. Be the happiness other people find!