Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Heart

The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.   -Maya Angelou
This was on a  birthday card that my niece Dannielle and her husband David gave me years ago.......I found it in my desk drawer tonight, and the message was just what I needed.  Life takes unexpected turns, maybe  just a really sharp curve and you're back on track, or maybe a fork in the road, but you have no choice in which fork to take.   There are bumps, hills and mountains in life......the bumps are expected, hills...... well you hope you have the strength to climb them,  and the mountains..... that is when you hope with prayer.

I think I have a happy heart, I know that it lifts to the music, and I have soared and I swear at times I have floated!  Even in times of great grief and sadness, there has been happiness somewhere in my heart, it might have been subdued for awhile, but it never left.

The happy heart, isn't that such a wonderful phrase!  For me, the secret to a happy heart is staying in the moment........actually, I think that is probably true for all of us.  Today has been one of those days, that if I had let myself drift into the future or past, there would not have been much happiness in my heart.....but I kept taking those meditative breaths that I  keep talking about......stayed in the present moment.....and tonight I have a happy heart.

When I found this old birthday card tonight, it was a gift, a reminder if you will of all things important in my life.  I am tacking the card on the wall by my desk, so that my happy heart is reminded to stay happy.
We have several music gigs booked for the next few weeks,  Rick has a writer's conclave to attend, and hopefully we can take Jordan to the beach soon.  We will sail over the bumps, climb the hills and if a mountain
appears, climb it with a happy heart and hopes and prayer.

Tonight, may we all have a happy heart!


  1. Yes we do have to live in the moment and not let ourselves drift to often to the past or future or the what ifs in life doing that will often just sadden our hearts and a sad heart will not survive as long as a happy heart.......if that makes anysense....

  2. I like to think I have one as well Jilda. There is a man who works with me, James Kyles, leads a singing group called The Happy Travelers. you can see them in action on youtube at
    They are a very active gospel group.

  3. I try every day. Sometimes I have to fake it, but I try to not let the bumps and hills show.