Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Dollars

This week I spoke at the Monroe Kiwanis Club giving some tips on getting organized. This is an amazing group, having way too much fun. Exactly my kind of group!

One part of their meeting is Happy Dollars.

"Madame President, I have a Happy Dollar for ......."

the birth of my grandson.
being thankful bowling season has ended.
the opportunity to sit at a table of beautiful women.
the tax man not taking as much as I thought.
my wife returning home from business trip tonight.

Each time someone stood up and announced their happiness, they placed a dollar in the collection.

It was wonderful to sit and hear so much positiveness!

Getting up to speak after all this was fun and the energy of the Monroe Kiwanis was something I truly enjoyed.

Made me think.

What if the next time you attend a meeting everyone stood up and annouced what they are happy about?

Perhaps it is a simple everyday happy occurance to a once in a lifetime announcement. Both are equally important and should be celebrated.

"Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always
beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you,"
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Think for a moment .......
What are you happy about?

4 comments:

JYankee said...

im happy that it's sat in my part of the world!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful weekend and time with a wonderful man. Great post! One happy dollar to you too.

SOUL: said...

i'm happy i'm not stuck in bed or in massive amounts of pain today ---
what are YOU happy about?

hope you have a good night-

Angie Weid said...

I asked Jacob why he's happy: "Because we have so much love in our home. You can never have too much love mom."

Then "Family cuddletime mom!" yells Matthew.

You cannot create or bottle that up. I am happiest with my boys.