First, the note: I added a page to the top menu, right next to “About.” It handles a few things that I neglected earlier, or weren’t useful to talk about until now.
On to Happiness Month, which suffered a serious blow over the weekend, as I didn’t get around to Friday’s wish until Saturday, and neither of the other wishes happened at all. That leaves me two wishes in arrears and a third wish for the day. And I really wanted each wish to have its own unique post, it’s own turn in the sun, if you will.
Since the wishing of happiness is not about me, I will not spend time here being angry with myself for this state of affairs – I note only that I am, in fact, quite angry, and that it helps nobody, and that’s that. On to wishes:
Saturday’s wish is meant for the family and friends of that poor young man, Wes Leonard, who made the winning shot to complete a 20-0 season for his high school basketball team, but collapsed while being carried off the court in truimph. He died at aged 16. That’s just incredibly sad and I hope that his town and his loved ones find solace in the weeks and months to come, remembering him happy and successful, doing what he so loved to do.
Sunday’s wish is for Sheila, who lost a very dear friend last week, too young as is usually the case. Lately I see a lot of people I know dealing with bad times and the deaths of loved ones, and I know how terrible this always is; how little everything else seems to matter, how small the things we all say in comfort; and yet how much small kindnesses can mean in such times. Happiness is not the right wish here, so please consider this wish for peace and healing, and for grief to work as it needs to for your lasting benefit.
And since that’s a lot of heaviness – my friends adopted a rescue cat last week. They probably don’t need the help since pets are living happiness, but I wish them many happy years together with kitteh.