Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Things

Think of something uplifting or pleasant- a quote, a book you read, a memory, a song. Then tell it to me. We shall all share happy things.


yitz said...

my son, neryah, who is a year and four months old came with me to a torah dedication on sunday, he was so excited to dance with the torah and all the music, he wouldn't let me leave for a second, every time i did, he would repeatedly remind me about the torah (and complain) until i went back so he could clap some more. that he was so excited about celebrating the birth of a new sefer torah brought me a sort of happiness i never knew existed (nachat)

Anonymous said...

an Aish video described an ex-surfing guru turned chassid who's five year old some came home one day and said to him "Tatti, Torah is yummy".

I always smile when I think of that.

arade89 said...

the end of 'the girl next door' when baba o'riley starts playing. even though none of it made sense and it took a hell of a long time to get to the end.

Anonymous said...

Calvin And Hobbes
Not having chaos at work (wishful thinking)

Gregory Pearlman said...

"Success is not in never failing, but in getting back up when you fall."

- Vince Lombardi, 1960

Anonymous said...

And what might your happy thing be, hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Anonymous said...

The shir hama'alos at the end of shabbos. The Japhet tune is the perfect way to start the week...

Anonymous said...

Chana, your friends as well as the readers of this blog know how very busy you are with school work,newspaper and at least 100 other things. I bet you I know what to say to you in order to make you happy. How about the following: Chana,just sit back and relax, I will do all of your work today. Are you smiling? That's a girl!

Anonymous said...

For Chana:

Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too
- - - Irving Gordon, "Unforgettable"

Anonymous said...

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you.
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new.
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more. "

"In my life" by Beatles

Chana said...

yitz, that's beautiful!

moshe, that's very cute.

arade89, I haven't seen it or read it but am happy to have it recommended to me!

thecousin, thank you so much for the wonderful article you sent me; I look forward to reading it!

greg, nice quote.

cookie monster, my happy thing is my little brother taran, whom I love very much, my little brother urchin, who is succeeding at school, and my little sister dustfinger, who made me laugh yesterday with her concern over me.

gavi, alas, i don't know the tune!

aaron, you made me smile!!! I only wish you could!

a, do I know you? are we friends? i assume we must be if i have decided you are unforgettable! that's a very lovely song.

yu student, that's also a pretty song.

Christopher Darren Horn said...

Hello TCJ.
My happiest moment was life-changing. I grew up, thank heaven. My oldest daughter, who is 19 now, when she was young, looked up at me and spoke her first word. I will never forget it as long as I live. It then hit me like a ton of bricks. I think I grew up on that day. A word so full of emotion and it was so simple she just held out her little arms and said "Daddy". LOL, I have tears in my eyes, right now remembering it. Have a good day everyone.

Love your blog.

meggg said...

Any day when it's raining, and I'm working at the coffee shop. And then I get home and eat grilled cheese, with tomato. That is lovely.

Or the rainy Sunday when I wore my new peacoat and went shopping for presents for my friend, feeling Parisian. Ah, good days.

SemGirl said...

Sorry Im a late comer to this post. I wentto a Chasana 2 Sundays ago.

The Chatan is a very big Talmid Chochom who gives shiurim around the clock. He just got married and he's over 40.. BIG SIMCHA..