If you’re happy and you know it…

unruly toddlerEven though I’m Blogging from A to Z this month, I couldn’t resist participating in Suzie81’s Weekly Word Challenge. This week she’s asking us to blog about the word Happy, so the “Happy and You Know It” children’s song came instantly to mind. Who doesn’t love this song, and the hand-clapping, foot-stomping, hurray-shouting joyousness of it?

It made me think I need a happiness trigger, something to rev me up in those down moments. I considered, “If you’re happy and you know it, eat some chocolate.” But then I thought maybe I could select a trigger that would train me to do something useful for myself or Those Others who live here. You know, a Pavlovian response sort of thing.

I’m trying a few out. Feel free to vote for your favorite.

“If you’re happy and you know it…

…fold some laundry.”
…make some dinner.”
…stand on your head.”
…pay some bills.”
…floss your teeth.”
…brush the cat.”
…eat some oatmeal.”

That last one might be too easy, since I love oatmeal so much I eat it almost every day, and would eat it even more often if every time I wanted oatmeal I was somewhere I could prepare oatmeal.

But I’m liking this list. I feel more productive already! And it makes me so happy.

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2 thoughts on “If you’re happy and you know it…

  1. I’ve tried that on my kids, and it doesn’t work, so I hope you have more success with it. I feel like adults are probably a better target because they know they have to do the thing anyway and are therefore more committed to try and feel happy about it.

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