If You’re Happy and You Know It

Before I go to work every day, I always try to find and think of something that makes me happy. I have heard some of the people I know tell me, “you don’t need to have a reason to be happy.” Well, for me, it’s not a need…but it is more like a want. I want to have something that reminds me how happy I could be.

Teaching kids is like a roller coaster ride. There are times when all of the kids I teach are being so cute and adorable, but there are also some times when most of them are so annoying I just wanna take a long, long break and be away from them for a while.

Yesterday was one of those bad days. I never knew I could be so patient with kids, but it took me lots of self control just to keep myself from raising my voice at them.

Despite the crazy, uncontrollable ones I had to deal with yesterday, there was this little girl named Eunice who made my day. It was just a shame that I only realized how happy I could have been if I just took a deep, deep breath and looked at the brighter side. Yesterday was definitely not my day, but Eunice still found a way to make me feel better.

What did she do? She talked to me in a very cheerful and enthusiastic tone. She told me how happy she was and volunteered to sing the chorus of the song “Happy” for me. I wish I could let you listen to her sing. She had a very lovely voice and I found myself clapping and cheering for her while she sang.

It is really inevitable to get so irritated at things and at other people sometimes, but it is true that there will always be something that would make you feel a whole lot better. And sometimes, it is the little things that could make your day. We just really need to slow down once in a while and look at things differently.

(C) Diana Marcos 2015.


6 thoughts on “If You’re Happy and You Know It

  1. Very true. I think the little things are the most important. Sometime we just have a bad day, sometimes we can overcome it, other times we just have to sleep it off. I do a morning appreciations where I list all the things I’m thankful for. Waking up, Family, Friends the list should be anything you are thankful for whether from yesterday, last week or a hundred years ago or even future events.

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    1. Yes, they are. Sometimes we forget to notice the little things people do for us, and we only realize the value of it after quite some time. Sleeping it iff sounds really great but I always have trouble sleeping.

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      1. I can relate. When I was younger I couldn’t sleep at all. Now give me the chance and I can fall asleep just about anywhere anytime. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. There is hope for the sleep deprived.


  2. I absolutely love, love, love, did I say Love this song?!!!! Smooth with a four on the floor beat. I am going to listen to this 100 times tonight. So much for sleep!
    So you teach special needs kids? That’s noble and exhausting.

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