My birthday and my friend's birthday are only about two weeks apart, and tonight we finally got together. One of her gifts to me really surprised and touched me. It's this beautiful hand blown glass bluebird. It's a collectable, hand signed and dated. It's supposed to be tradition that a bluebird close by will bless you with good health and happiness. But here's one thing that my friend didn't know. Though the Bluebird Of Happiness is very elusive, I've had it for quite some time. She gave it to me when she became my friend, and she didn't even know it. She is a spunky cancer survivor who is up for almost anything, the stranger the better, and we have shared many hilarious and oddball adventures together. But it's just as much fun talking with her, which we often do for hours. She is a free spirit, indeed. Though sometimes we go for one or even two weeks being too busy to talk, we both know that we are there for each other. So every time I think of her, I smile. As I will whenever I see this little bird.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Fredrick Keonig