Weekend theme: Things that make me happy.


My friend, Viewfromtheside’s weekend theme, “Things that make me happy,” had me immediately thinking of that lovely John Denver song from 1971.

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high.

It’s been on my mind for the whole of the weekend, so I played it today at the Mall, just to get it out of my system.¬† Playing piano is something that does make me very happy indeed, especially if people are listening and enjoying my music.

I’m generally a very happy person, but at the moment I’m especially happy and excited because next week Monday, our son will be arriving from New York to visit family and friends in South Africa. He’s bringing the oldest of his little girls with him. She’s almost seven, and will feel so special to be travelling all that way with her dad.

We’ll all have a lovely family time down here with my mom, sister and her family, and then we’ll be off to Johannesburg to see my daughter and her two children. There’s also going to be a big party with all my son’s South African friends, of which there are many. So all in all, it promises to be a very happy time indeed.

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75 comments on “Weekend theme: Things that make me happy.

  1. First photo looks familiar -could it be Punta Cana? Those palms look like my ‘palms’ of the past. Either way, a scene that causes happiness.

    Am always jealous of people who play an instrument. They have what I will never -but I am a happy listener.

    Grandchildren…….. little hearts, little hands but their beacon brighter than a billion lighthouses.

    • Spot on, Hudson. What a beautiful place. I’ve been there twice to the Club Med; very happy memories. Love your definition of grandchildren. :) Thanks so much for the visit.

      • The wreck on the reef, a give away I must confess. Yes the DR is a beautiful place for it’s own reasons. But, when your there an off the beaten path, there seemed to be a tad too many shiny chrome guns in greasy palms for my liking but not enough to prevent me from going back.

        As for the visit, the pleasure was all mine, no thanks necessary.

  2. This is so beautiful and so special… Blessing and Happiness for you all, how I wished to listen to your piano… You are so beautiful dear AD, Thank you, love,nia

  3. sharing your talent….

    i think giving to others is so often the route to happiness. doing that which makes others smile really feeds the soul

    enjoy the visit. she will have a wonderful time being the focus of so much love

  4. What a wonderful time you’re going to have!! I know you’ll enjoy every minute with your son and granddaughter! We’re off to see our son’s family next weekend, so I’m having sympathetic anticipation! :-)

  5. what a lovely little granddaughter! have a wonderful time ad, we will also be seeing our canberra grandchildren this weekend when we brave the cold and go to visit them, such a precious heart-warming time!!!

  6. Wonderful post and so much to be happy about! I love the photo of your grand-daughter. She is absolutely darling and the same age as my son Max. I didn’t know they lived in NY. That must be so hard. But I’m glad you get to see them soon! Also, I play the piano too but am very rusty. My favorite song to play is Moonlight Sonata! :)

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