Sometimes the words and questions of children are the most profound. One of the memories I have was asking my mom if God would prevent good people who were not Catholic from getting into Heaven and not-so-good people who were Catholic a way to get to Heaven. She said she was pretty sure that God had a way to reward all good people and get them to Heaven. When I told my mom about that about 10 years ago, she remembered it as well and was surprised I remembered as I was a pre-schooler.
I’ve had this video listed in my bookmarks for ages, I thought it was about time I posted it! I’ve never met anyone so full of happiness like Johnny Barnes or have ever felt that kind of happiness myself, but I absolutely admire the man for being true to himself, and living out whatever comes naturally to him. He’s clearly an inspiration and has a wonderful effect on his neighbourhood – what a lovely sweet man, and what dedication! ♥
What Happiness Is To Me
I completely agree with John Lennon’s statement about happiness, I felt like that too.
I wouldn’t call myself a happy smiley person, those big smiles I used to give for family photos in childhood were just because I was a good smiler!
I’m convinced the interpretation of happiness is very much down to each individual person as to what it means to…
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My theme listed on Facebook says: Spread a little sunshine wherever you go. Nothing beats being happy.
If nothing else, it makes others wonder.
And John was so right. Thanks for sharing. Now if we would just listen to him. Hugs, Barbara
You are welcome and thank you Barbara.
I love you
we all need
to hear it
Neuroscience says we humans handle 60,000 thoughts a day on average, that is one a second. We must then let 59,900 plus fade into oblivion.
So why do small snippets like your mom, intuitively knowing more about life than the Catholic Church, stick.
Why do we remember small things, as well as enormously emotional events?
Small events can have enormous impacts. It is hard, impossible to even explain. But, sometimes we are fortunate that is the case.
Thanks so much for reblogging this Ivon – very kind of you! 🙂
You are welcome Suzy.