Thursday, June 3, 2010

HAPPINESS IS: Receiving The Happiness Award......


Oh My Oh My !!!
What a Blessing...

Dearest Sister Ann Marie has bestowed 'The Happiness Award' on me.
Please visit this dear Sister at

This is wonderful encouragement, to laugh at life and see the bright side of everything.

A friend of mine passed away recently from cancer.
Her name was Carole.
I went to visit her husband Michael yesterday to see how he was coping.
At first the talk was serious.     
Then he opened up and told me about his 6 year old grandson sitting beside him at the funeral.
The discussion there went something like this..
"Is Grandma in the box?"
"Yes, Sammy, she's in the box."
"What's she doing in there?"
"She's resting.  God let her come down from Heaven to look at everything."
"Can she see us Grandpa?"
"She sure can, she's looking at us through her photo on top of the box."
"Is she happy Grandpa?"
"Yes Sammy, see how she is smiling, she is very happy...
When all the singing is over, she will go back to Heaven."
We rejoiced together at how he was able to convey God's love to his little grandson.

Carole had chosen all the Hymn's and songs to be sung at the funeral and again at the crematorium.
Her last choice was, "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life!"

I can almost see Carole smiling as I write this.
So, in memory of a true Lady, who even at the end wanted others to be happy..
I pass on the Happiness Award.

I had to choose 5 sunny people for this.
It is to go to Bloggers who truly have 'Happiness' in their heart and pass it around to share with others.
As per the example of my friend Carole, they always look on the brighter side of life.

The choice was not an easy one. are all winners in my eyes!!



Beautiful Carole, a true Proverbs:31,  Woman.


  1. This is a beautiful story, and yes, she is smiling now.

  2. You are so sweet - not sure I deserve it! I do know my blog makes me happy. I also like to try to make others happy with it and be an encourager. So thank you. I will try to work on it tomorrow. You sure do deserve it though.


  3. No one deserves a happiess award more than you my bring happiness wherever you visit, congratulations. Your friend is pain free now, may she RIP......:-) Hugs

  4. Terra, Yes, Carole is smiling now, without pain. Bless you.

    Steve, Thank you.

    Sandie,Your welcome. Bless you.

    Bernie, Thank you so much You deserve one also.. Yes Carole is pain free now. Bless you.

  5. Hi crystal. Earthly goodbyes are so hard,but when we think of the heavenly hellos...Ahhh.
    I am inviting you to follow my blog.

  6. Hi Covnitkepri, Yes the Heavenly hello's are the are so right.

  7. Congratulations to you sister! That was a tough question from a little boy but the answers were truly from Him! It's always hard on us who remain here. But thankful to the Lord for the hope of eternal rest that awaits for those who love Him. Blessings to you.

  8. Dear Mary that was a beautiful post. What a wonderful story the grandfather had for his little gs. Thanks for sharing. blessings

  9. What a nice post. This touched me.
    Crystal mary thanks for the award. I've write on my blog about you! read it please!



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