Happy Thoughts

(Day 7 – What makes you happy)

I was feeling a bit down the other day. Been dwelling too much on those un-fav’rite things maybe. So in an effort to cheer myself up, I found going through this crazy blog a friend of mine shared through Twitter. Oh. My. Dad. Super laugh trip. The guy had a lunchbox daily section as well and when I found myself getting started on those, I was hooked. My sad face was slowly turning into a smiley face and kept transforming into a hilarious laugh-out-loud face when certain illustrations hit close to home.

Most of the lunchbox comics were superhero, Star Wars, and cartoon mash-ups but they were still so very funny and I found myself relating to them. Haha. The effects of growing up with a kid brother and superhero-obsessed guy cousins. But anyway, I found myself totally amazed at how Mr. Busy Dad used his creativity to connect with his 9-year-old son. He’s one cool, cool father.

But wait, what did you just hear me say again? Uh-oh. I guess the secret’s out. Superhero, Star Wars, and cartoon mash-ups make me happy. Well, they do.

They do make me happy. Really.

But then again I’m not that hard to please. Simple things make me happy, little things make my lips curl up into a smile.

Having coffee and cake for breakfast makes me happy.

New-old (i.e. nostalgic) music makes me happy.

Sincere and even wala lang conversations make me happy.

Gabe Bondoc makes me happy.

Seeing dreams fulfilled makes me happy.

Realizing the goodness and greatness of God makes me happy.

Monkeys and monkey tales make me happy.

Listening to your stories makes me happy.

And you – dear reader – you, make me happy as well.

Let’s all think happy thoughts. As Peter Pan says, “They lift you up into the air.”

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8 thoughts on “Happy Thoughts

  1. Do you remember the song “Happy Talk” na kinanta ng co-teacher noong isang CAS frolics namin, Anak? Galing ito sa musical play “South Pacific”.

    Happy Talk Lyrics

    Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk,
    Talk about things you’d like to do.
    You got to have a dream,
    If you don’t have a dream,
    How you gonna have a dream come true?

    Talk about the moon floatin’ in the sky
    Lookin’ at a lily on the lake;
    Talk about a bird learnin’ how to fly.
    Makin’ all the music he can make.

    Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk,
    Talk about things you’d like to do.
    You got to have a dream,
    If you don’t have a dream,
    How you gonna have a dream come true?

    Talk about a star lookin’ like a toy
    Peekin’ through the branches of a tree;
    Talk about the girl, talk about the boy
    Countin’ all the ripples on the sea.

    Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk,
    Talk about things you’d like to do.
    You got to have a dream,
    If you don’t have a dream
    How you gonna have a dream come true?

    Talk about the boy sayin’ to the girl:
    “Golly, baby, I’m a lucky cuss”
    Talk about the girl sayin’ to the boy:
    “You an’ me is lucky to be us!”

    Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk,
    Talk about things you’d like to do.
    You got to have a dream,
    If you don’t have a dream
    How you gonna have a dream come true?

    If you don’t talk happy,
    And you never have dream,
    Then you’ll never have a dream come true!

    When you feel sad, you can hum or sing this to yourself. Of course, you can also text me, and I’ll call you, Anak.

  2. Hi there! Just wanted to thank you for the kind words. Glad the lunchboxes made you smile. Also glad all the years I spent drawing on my schoolbooks paid off :)

    • Homay! Haha! Hello! :D

      Wow, I was so surprised by this comment. Thank you! Yeah, I’m having fun reading your blog. I’ve already taken you to my reader, actually. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts and to seeing more lunchbox drawings. Fury and Lessi are lucky kids.

      Well, guess that’s all for now. Thank you for dropping by!

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