It’s Happy Train month, in case you didn’t know! If you aren’t sure what that is you can read all about it here. In short- October is a month that I try extra hard to spread and share happiness to everyone I can. I put little things in your boxes to spread a smile or two in the hopes that you will pay it forward.
This week I am sending you a card! In the world of cell phones, face crack, email and text messages I think we often times forget that special connection that happens when we take the time to write someone a note or a card (A real one- in our own handwriting). So write a loved one, a note to your child, or maybe a love letter to your significant other. Or, do what my little Fiona does and write one to yourself occasionally! Oh, and when these cards are done spreading joy- they can be planted and flowers will grow. Go ahead, double dip in happiness!
Choooo Chooo! All aboard! The Happy Train is leaving the station, everyone hop on!
Sunshine and Happiness!
<3 your produce lady,
October is a rather sad month for me.
October 7th will mark 16 years to the day that my father took his own life, leaving my mother with 6 children to feed and a farm she couldn’t pay for. That was a very sad time for my family, and happiness was hard to come by.
I don’t know a lot about depression, but what I do know is that for those that are depressed, happiness is not an emotion that frequents them.
I can’t bring my father back or erase the sadness that surrounded that time of my life, but what I can do is to try to share and show and spread as much happiness as possible. I can put fuel into the happy train of others! Who knows, maybe it might make a difference in someone’s life. So, I thought I would bring y’all in on the fun. Spread some happiness with me, as so many of you already do, week after week with your sweet emails, generosity with the Hope House, and your patronage.
With that said, in the month of October I will be putting gifts in your boxes to help spread smiles.
I would tell you what you are getting, but that would ruin the surprise.;-)
Eleanor Roosevelt said: “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”