Saturday, August 10, 2013

Her Happiness Is OUR Reward

"Happiness is a virtue, not a reward."
~ Baruch Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher
Today is my mother's birthday.  This is a picture of her from September 1946.  She was four years old.

Even at four years old she was happy in the morning.  She's like that to this day.

And just like in this photo, you'll find her most mornings in her bathrobe and slippers.  Filled with joy.

There hasn't been a day where I've been in her company that she wasn't happy when she woke up.  Even if she's tired.  Even if she's in pain.  Even if she knows she's facing a busy or challenging day ahead. 

If you're not a morning person, she might annoy you.  She has a signature, sing-song "Good Moooornnniiiing."  It's really cheery.  Disney cheery.

So good morning to you, Mommy.

And Happy Birthday!!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2012: A Student Of Life
2011: There Is No One Alive Who Is Youer Than You
2010: The Serious Bather
2009: There’s More To The Woman With The Mona Lisa Smile Than Meets The Eye
2008: Blond Bombshell Birthday
2007: Milestones And Yardsticks: How To Measure A Good Life
2006: The Roaring Twenties
2005: Escape

1 comment:

BECKY said...

Awww, what a cutie! Happy belated birthday to your Mom!
(Oh, I'm a morning person, too!) :)