Because I’m Happy

Written in response to the WordPress Daily Word-prompt ‘Pleased’

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break, I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way, Because I’m Happy…       This is just how I behave when the sun comes out!

Something is pleasing and strangely hypnotic about a day when the sun shines brightly, especially in springtime, it brings out the best in us and in lots of different ways. It’s the time for hope, new life and new beginnings.

The sunshine clears away the cobwebs and refreshes the mind. Have you ever noticed that if you’re feeling a little down, how stepping out into the sunshine clears your cares away? It brings a smile to your face, a spring in your step and a cheerful good morning to everyone you meet.

The other Saturday, daughter Sophie and I went for a walk around the little market town of Otley where she lives. Otley sits on the banks of the River Wharfe.

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The old parish churchyard, we’re told, is host to graves that are a thousand years old.

It was a beautiful morning, and the sun shone brightly. My heart was uplifted the moment I stepped out of the car, and a smile began to creep across my face.

As we walked through the churchyard I spoke to everyone we met and gave each a cheerful smile. This prompted Sophie to remark “Going out with you is like going out with a small child – Hello, my name is Susan, and my favourite colour is blue!” Oh, How rude!

File 12-04-2017, 13 03 58We didn’t spot a single thousand-year-old grave, but that’s hardly surprising, I did, however, find a fascinating tree and also graves that were a few hundred years old such as this one below. Take a look at the engraving on the headstone, isn’t it wonderful?

File 12-04-2017, 19 05 01Moving away from the church, Sophie and I spent a pleasant couple of hours walking around the junk and antique shops, mainly looking at old furniture. We found a shop that uses chalk paint to renovate old cupboards and drawers, and we were so impressed with the finished appearance we came away enthused and with armfuls of paint!

At home, I had old pine bedside drawers, Sophie decided to give them a new lease of life  and below is the result of her efforts.

The old pine drawers

The handles will darken when a coat of wax is applied and I couldn’t be more pleased with her first time attempt at shabby chic.

© 2017. WordPress Daily Prompt Pleased

Video credit: Pharrell Williams YouTube

26 thoughts on “Because I’m Happy

      1. gc

        Hello Sophie. A very Happy Easter to you. 🙂 Your mum is a wonderful person with an enthusiastic attitude and lovely smile. When I listen to the song I can visualize her dancing about the room. Take care. Be safe. Enjoy the weekend.

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      1. Really? That’s so kind of you.. I can’t understand what’s happening with the settings.. I have kept the spam settings off, but wonder why sometimes it’s spammed automatically..


  1. Reblogged this on Nan's Farm and commented:

    One of the first posts I read this morning was my friend Carolyn’s. Oh what a happy post it was and full of music from her readers, it cheered me no end – what a wonderful start to my day.
    Reading Carolyn’s post brought to mind another happy post, one I wrote in the Spring of 2017, a post that also shared very ‘Happy’ music.
    And here it is

    Liked by 1 person

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