I may have mentioned the theory of the Happy Today before, but now seemed like a good time to bring it up again.
What is a Happy Today? Well, it’s bigger than Groundhog Day but not as big as a birthday. A Happy Today is basically an excuse to give someone a present under the pretence that you’re very nice. In reality you’re giving a present because let’s face it … giving makes the giver feel good.
Turns out givers are actually a selfish bunch. Especially those who give colds, strange looks and unsolicited child rearing and/or weight loss advice.
I learned about the concept of The Happy Today from my sister who learned about it from her friend. You give someone a little present for no reason at all. In fact, it’s kind of a rule that there can’t be an occasion or reason for giving the present at all. Not even nice weather.
It is a Happy Today. A gift for no reason at all.
The last Happy Today I received was from one of my sisters who brought me a bundle of forsythia branches last year.
The last Happy Today I gave was … well I can’t remember. Or who it was for. But I’m sure it was extraordinary.
So today as you peruse the wares of my sponsors, instead of looking for yourself, keep a Happy Today in mind for someone in your life. Could be your friend, relative, favourite grocery store cashier. Wait. No. If you bring your grocery store cashier a present they’ll think you’re nuts. They may even start to keep an eye on you, which will make stealing bone-in hams way more difficult than it already is.
You get the idea though.
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Of course I’ve saved the best information to last. The thing about a Happy Today? I’ve checked and double checked. There is absolutely nothing in the rules and regulations that stipulates the giver cannot also … be the receiver.