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Happy International Day of Happiness!

According to the Day of Happiness Website  the United Nations passed a resolution in 2011 which recognized happiness as a fundamental human goal and decreed that March 20 will forevermore be celebrated as the International Day of Happiness. 




Well, I am all for a day that celebrates happiness for whatever reason.  As it is pretty gloomy and rainy (and even snowy!) on the East Coast today, I thought I would share a few reasons to smile to help us get through the cloudy day. 



It is also the first day of spring!  The cold and damp will not continue forever!  Spring is here and sunshine and warm days will soon follow! 


Flowers are starting to bloom! The "Forsythias" have begun to blossom.  As a child, I thought these flowers were named for me and I called them "Forcynthias".  Okay, I still do.

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There are Eagle babies!  A pair of Bald Eagles nested in a tulip tree in the Azalea Collection at the National Arboretum.  The American Eagle Foundation has aimed two cameras at the nest and anyone can watch the eagle family 24 hours a day here.  I was able to capture this image on my IPhone this morning while Mom and Dad fed the two babies, one less than one hour old!  It has been quite fascinating to watch the eagle parents care for at first one and now two babies!  



The Easter Bunny is hippity hoppity on his way! I spotted him while running errands this morning! 

And a personal reason for happiness- there are only six more weeks left in the semester! (That's probably a reason my students will be happy as well!)  If I can just get this stack of papers graded I will have lots of time to make Easter goodies to share with you later this week. 

So Happy Day of Happiness to you! I hope that you get to do something today which makes you happy and brings a smile to your face! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

~Cynthia 

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