Monday, August 1, 2011


ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. 
- Hafiz of Persia

today my wish for you
is that you would look in every
nook & cranny,
behind doors and under the furniture
every possible place you can think
to look-

seek out that happiness
that so wants to find you!

it is there, waiting
even in the smallest of wonders
it is there-

a bird chirps & sings this monday morning

a ray of sunshine finds its way through my
window and rests on my couch

a get well balloon, floats around the house

sweet smelling flowers share their scent
with the aroma of my morning coffee

soft wind ruffles my hair
as i sit on the back deck

feelings of love
after a sunday spent with family

it is all so good,
if you take a moment
to sit and be happy in it!

my hope and prayer
this monday,
is that you take the time
to notice the small things
in your every day life
and be happy in it!



Katie said...

this is beautifully written..thank you for writing this and for bringing attention the amazing things God places in our lives..its true, we do have to seek out the happiness and choose to see it all..great reminder. thank you for this lovely post!

katie@little things bring smiles

Thisisme. said...

Beautiful post about happiness to start the week off for all of us, so thank you for that. Do hope that your ankle is healing. You certainly have a lovely way with words my friend.

Eschelle said...

this is so gorgeous put a smile on my face right away :)

I also say "smile first thing in the morning and hope that a reason for it follows." lol

Elizabeth said...

Oh how lovely. Thank-you for starting off Monday with a ray of sunshine.

TheBlogWriter8 said...

How is your ankle, Melody?

This post brought tears to my eyes- just because the mention of "happiness" stole some of my pent up anxiety away.

With all my heart,
I thank you!

Shanda said...

Thank you for this. I have actually been fighting the feeling that I am always putting myself on the back burner for the good of those around me. I needed this.

Linda O'Connell said...

what a lovley surprise and so uplifting. Thank you.

Chatty Crone said...

I really enjoyed your post today. Thanks. sandie

Bethany said...

Great post, thank you. I'm going to look for that song when we get home from vacation!

Natasha in Oz said...

I'm going to look everywhere and anywhere for happiness all day today! What a sweet way to start my day. Thank you!

Best wishes for a beautiful week,

Anonymous said...

I loved this post! Reminds me of a Poem I wrote called "Simple Things" Maybe I need to post it on my blog sometime! Sending you much love and hugs my sweet Melody-Mae!~Mitzi

Ms. Becky said...

when I visit you here I always feel as though I've been washed in pure love, which is so very uplifting. that's what you do Melody-Mae, you lift people up, and remind us of what's essential. thanks. I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Shauna said...

You always make the simple things and turn them into such profound thoughts - thanks Mel!

andrea brionne said...

i enjoyed reading this post! thanks!

andrea g.

Deb said...

Precious reminders to be thankful!

shah wharton said...

The is so lovely and uplifting. And who couldn't do with some of that! Fabulous that you linked it up at weekend creation bh - Great to have you with us. ;D Shah X

Erin O'Riordan said...

What a great, positive post. It's nice to take joy in the little things.

I like to pay a little attention to a red flower that grows in the gutter when I go on my morning walk. I like it when the dish soap makes little bubbles. Small things make me happy.

Mimi said...

I am a brand new follower sitting here with the warmest feeling and a big smile on my face! I have already read this 3 times. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I will remember them as I start my week.
Thank you and I hope you have a blessed week as well!

Jamie said...

Thank you for sharing your happiness and positive outlook! Thank you for linking up!