Here we are the last day of the month of August. I hope you knew this was “Admit You’re Happy Month.”
No, well shame on you. I personally don’t know why only one month is set aside for admitting one is happy. We should feel free to admit we’re happy every single day we’re able to breathe. I’m happy I just wrote that sentence. So there!
God invented some animals to show quite clearly when they’re happy.
Cats purr. Scientists still haven’t figured out how they purr. I hope they never do else the federal government will likely put a stop to it. That or tax it somehow.
Dogs wag their tails. I had a Corgi whose tail was cropped extremely short (I don’t know why. I guess some government agency put a hex on some vet somewhere or something). Holly still wagged her hind end whenever her happy gauge read full. A lack of a tail couldn’t stop her from being the happy dog she was every month of the year.
I guess God did equip humans with a happy indicator. It’s a smile. Yeah, just like the one on your face right now (and you didn’t think I could see you).
Smiles are merely the first level indicator of happiness. Laughter is the second tier emotional indicative of happy for people. When a smile spills out past its boundaries a laugh erupts.
There’s a third level of happy, too. Can you guess what it is?
Ironically, it’s the same indicator of sad. When folks get too happy for a laugh to contain itself tears flow from their ducts.
This is the level of happy parents show whenever one of their kids finally amounts to something. The poor child is sure they’re in trouble for something. That’s the only other time Dad looks that mad.
We sure are a confusing species now that I think about it.
To make matters worse most people have learned to hide all of their emotions. Even the happy ones. They’ve been through so much emotional pain they fear exposing themself. To be that vulnerable is too much to bear.
That is truly sad.
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Let’s make a pact right here and now. Just the two of us with no one else watching. Smile. Yeah, now do it bigger. Okay, now do it like you’re really happy even if you ain’t.
Okay, now that you’ve practiced it in private show the world you’re happy. Even if you read this during some month other than August.
Let’s take a chance and spread happy all over the planet beginning right where you are now.
If you’re happy and you know it don’t forget to let your face know it needs to tell the world about it.
Keep smiling. Wade