I had a sore throat the other day. Right there in the back of my tonsil area. I was gonna take a picture for you but thought that might be gross. No grosser than a pig’s nipple of course, but gross nonetheless.
I kind of felt like I’d been sat on by an elephant with a dirty bum. Icky. Blech. So when I was on the phone to my sister the first morning of my sickness I told her I felt awful and planned on spending the day laying in front of the fire in my pajamas. This sort of thing is uncommon for me by the way, so she KNEW I must really be feeling sick.
Ding Dong. (That’s a reasonable facsimile of the sound of my doorbell.) Around 1 o’clock my sister stormed into my house. This is not what I wanted. I felt gross. Did I mention this? ‘Cause I did feel gross. I wanted to remain on the floor with carpet marks imprinted on my face and my hair looking like something Betsey Johnson would be proud of. I wanted to be a mess and not have to entertain anyone. Not that I typically entertain my sister when she comes over, so much as hand her a hammer or paintbrush. Rarely the same hand gets a coffee.
I mumbled something about her showing up when I told her I wasn’t feeling well. That’s when she presented me with A Happy Today.
A Happy Today is a present you give someone for no reason at all. Although if you’re abiding by the not-so-strict rules of the Happy Today, it’s most often given when someone’s having a bad day. As I was.
It’s a fantastic concept. For some reason it’s a lot more exciting to get a present when it isn’t your birthday, anniversary, graduation or whatever religious holiday it is you celebrate that involves gift giving. I encourage you to adopt the idea of A Happy Today. Today.
My Happy Today …
When my sister first brought these Forsythia branches they were just sticks. Twigs. Bare, barren, bones. Neither one of us really thought they’d ever amount to anything. We were wrong. So if you happen to live in a climate where these are available at garden centres or flower shops then buy them! Or better yet … give them to someone else, as a Happy Today.