Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happiness is...mail from my nephew!

Okay, so it was actually from my sister-in-law and it was really just his darling little birth announcement, but still. His name was on the top line of the return address and it made me smile!  Three cute little photos framed in stars and rocket ships; a smile, a peaceful sleeper and a face all scrunched up in a baby cry that just makes you wanna kiss him and make it better.  It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

Carl Sandburg once said that, "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."  I couldn't agree more.  You just can't help but feel hopeful and full of love when you hold a tiny baby in your arms.  No matter what else is going on in the world, what tragedies are being screamed about in the headlines, or how terrible your day might be going a baby makes everything better.  The soft, clean scent of baby skin, the tight grasp of a hand around your finger, the happy gurgles and coos and contented sighs.  Pure bliss.

So, go find yourself a baby.  Listen to it, hug it, sniff it, hold it...find a bit of happiness and renew your faith in the world!

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