Molly’s (my granddaughter) favorite song is Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. She instantly begins to clap and dance, which in turn makes all the adults around her do the exact same thing. I don’t think she really understands the meaning or the words yet but the tune alone sends the right message.
Where she taught us all what Happiness is.
Reminding us the joy of building sandcastles in the sand . . .
The excitement and feel of the ocean water as it hits your toes for the first time . . .
And pulls you toward it over and over again.
The happiness of playing catch on the beach . . .
And pretending to surf . . .
Of relaxing and people watching . . .
And even being normal (can’t live without those phones).
Bonding with Uncle Riley . . .
Riding an old fashioned Merry-go-round . . .
and watching grandma and parents be crazy on the roller coaster.
Eating breakfast at beachfront cafe’s
and ending with dinner at another.
Even meeting up with dear friends . . .
Yes, Tamera Beardsley, my friend I met from blogging and her husband, daughter Ellis and her fiancé Elliot drove down for an afternoon visit.
Gifting Tori and me with one of her handmade bracelets and making us feel truly crowned.
I can easily see why Molly adores this song, clapping along because she knows what happiness is to her, clapping along because she knows happiness is the truth and clapping along because that’s what she wants to do.
Thank you sweet girl for teaching us to clap along as well.