Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Bluebird Of Happiness




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

9 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat gift, Ginny... There's nobody that deserves the Blluebird of Happiness more than you do.... You are such a terrific lady--and I feel blessed to have you as a great blog friend. Congrats again---and Happy Birthday AGAIN...

Hugs,
Betsy

DawnTreader said...

What a cute bird and lovely gift from a friend. Blue also happens to be my favourite colour in interior decorating objects.

Stephanie V said...

That is so pretty. There is nothing better than a friend to share hours of talking with...and strange, hilarious adventures are a bonus. I suspect that you provide those happy moments for her, too. Nice post.

George said...

It sounds as if you have the true bluebird of happiness as well as the collectable one. It also sounds as if you have a wonderful friend.

happily retired gal said...

Love this quote and your beautiful gift ... your friend seems like a real treasure. Loved all the RUBIES in the snow and the lobster mailbox too ... very unique ;-)
Glad you had such a wonderful birthday!
Hugs and blessings,

Sandra said...

love the glass bird and the point behind it. maybe we should create a bluebird of happiness award for people to pick up and give to others. make one from you little glass bird. a wonderful gift, the bird AND the friendship

Sandra said...

Ginny, I pirated your little bluebird of happiness and created a Blue Bird Award, pick it up off my sidebar and pass it on to someone you want to be happy or someone who wants makes you happy

Bird Girl said...

Oh, I just love that little bluebird of happiness! I collect bluebirds so I just may have to get me one of those ;-) How nice to have a friend like her - lots of good adventures!

SquirrelQueen said...

You are very lucky to have two bluebirds of happiness, that is very special. Your friend sounds like a very special person.