Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Happiness | Posted on 22-06-2016
Tags: Byrdie Sue, Elf, empowerment, happy, joyful, make your mark, smile
One of my favorite memes: “If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.”
One of my favorite songs is Make Someone Happy, sung by Jimmy Durante, made popular in Sleepless in Seattle. Some of the lyrics:
Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy,
And you will be happy, too.
It was Elf who said “I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.” If Elf doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know who will.
Then there’s the woman who put on a Chewbacca mask and laughs hysterically, propelling her to Internet fame–making people happy with just one click.
Then there’s Byrdie Sue, the “crazy bird lady” on America’s Got Talent, who wore a rainbow skirt and a ribboned hat. With a personality equally as chipper (chirper?) and colorful. She whistled bird sounds to Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy.
My daughter was watching highlights. Her eyes got big and she shrieked Mom! She reminds me of you!
At first I was like What?! No way! She’s totally wacky.
She reminds me of you because she’s so happy like you!
Whoa! What a sweet thing to say. Maybe the sweetest thing I’ve heard this month! Maybe I was being overly judgmental.
Byrdie Sue is wacky. But mostly, she’s upbeat and she makes people happy.
The world needs more Jimmy Durantes, Elfs, Chewbacca Mask Ladies, and Byrdie Sues. Don’t you think?