Daily Challenge Wednesday May. 30, 2012
Share 3 small things that made you happy when you were a child or teenager.
How to do it
Think back to your childhood or teen years and share three little things that made you ridiculously happy. Was it making a phone call to a favorite aunt or uncle you didn't talk to often? A food that knocked your socks off the first time you tasted it? A memorable trip to a museum? If it brought a grin to your young face, it belongs on the list.
Why it matters
Being an adult has its fun moments, but it can be full of responsibility and stress, too. By reliving the small events that made you truly happy, it can help you remember and appreciate the simple joys that life can offer. From here, you can keep an eye out for other small things or plan activities that can bring fun and cheer to your days.
The term "teddy bear" originated when President Roosevelt refused to shoot an old, injured bear. A cartoonist created an image of the President sparing its life, and a woman created two stuffed bears that were dubbed "Teddy's Bears."
Pets, spending time with friends, chocolate
Richard C. replied June 13, 2012 at 0:34 UTC:
1. Going to my Uncle Mike's house on Shelter Island, NY for several weeks in the summer with my family and going swimming almost every day.
2. Putting up the Christmas lights and decorations so on THanksgiving day we could have the tree light up when Santa Claus came at the end of the Macys Parada.
3 Spending any day with my Mom and Dad.
1. Swinging in the tire hanged by a rope from a big tree in our neighbors backyard.
2. Riding my bike with all my friends throughout the whole neighborhood.
3. Goingto church every sunday with my family and going out to dinner afterwards.
sumer vacation, camping and dancing
1. Climbing the bamboo stick my Dad hung from the banyan tree in our front yard
2. Roamed about in the grass catching grasshoppers to feed our chickens
3. Eating 3-5 fruit popsicles at a time in a hot summer day.
When I finished reading a book.
Walking around the farm by myself.
Talking on the phone with my girlfriends.
my glow worm, my big wheel, grammie
I looked at my photos where i wasen't looking at the camera and saw my face enraptured with the adventures i saw myself on. From my wild rides on a tricycle, and paddling my own oar boat. what glorious times when you do everything perfectly.
On Sundays my Mom would buy a box of donuts and sometimes grape or strawberry soda. Yum!
My brother and I had the job of taking the laundry off the clothesline and if it was sheets, we would run in between them playing tag before we took them down (just making sure they were dry :) )
In the summer all the neighbor kids would get together and create a play from a favorite story, assign parts, make tickets, go door to door selling them and then perform in our backyard; so fun all the kids always playing together, all ages.
Cristina F. replied June 6, 2012 at 8:10 UTC:
1. I think I came out of the womb with a camera in my hands. Until this day, photography is just one of my most relaxing things to do.
2. My mom had just washed & pressed or hot combed my hair the day before & I wanted to go & show it off to my grand daddy (my dads father......we were sooooo close). So I hoped on my bike to show him how pretty mommy made my hair for church (he was a pastor). I remember it as if it were yesterday. We spent that entire day together. I had just gotten on my bike to go home & God decided to open the heavens & give us a shower. Needless to say, I got caught in the rain storm. Now all of you black men & women know what happens to a little black girls hair after it gets wet (& you're not sporting a perm yet because you're too young). I just knew I was gonna get the worse whipping of my life. You talk about being scared. There is absolutely nothing worse than getting a whipping while you're wet. OMG! Much to my surprise my mom didn't whip me at all......LOL.....She just did what a mother does. Dried me off, warm clothes & a cup of her delicious, hot, homemade soup. She dried my hair & started all over again............it's funny how vivid that memory is.
3. Oh wow, another grand parent memory............I was sitting on the back of our aqua green leather sofa brushing & combing my grand mothers beautiful white hair (she was my mom's mother.....& was the most beautiful white woman I had ever seen in my life). Not that it matters but I am from a bi-racial family. I think this is where I first fell in love with the idea of wanting to become a beautician. She would let me brush & comb her hair every evening. I especially remember doing so when it was raining. There it goes again. Something about the rain! Hmmm. My final memory of brushing & combing her hair was an evening I will never forget. She'd been sick & we knew she wouldn't be with us much longer. She asked my mom to bring me to her so I could comb her hair one last time. Two days later, she went to heaven. WOW, a freaking tear just fell. It's a good tear though. No tears of sadness here because I know they are all in a far better place. It's still a beautiful, happy memory for me.
4. I'm a creative person, so teaching myself floral designing & bow making was a lot of fun. I thouroughly enjoy event & wedding planning. Bringing smiles to people & watching them enjoy the gift that God has blessed me with is an amazing feeling.....
~~~ ♥♥♥ Blessed*Beyond*Measure ♥♥♥ ~~~
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