Sunday, March 14, 2010

If you're happy and you know it...

Well, it was dad that had tired eyes today...

Talitha seemed unusually energetic for this stage of a chemo cycle. We played, sang, read books...and took some long "walks". She's no longer being quarantined because her blood counts are still so good. So, we took the stroller out for a spin around the ICS overflow floor and later took a wagon ride clear over to the connecting glass corridor between the PCMC and the Moran Eye Center.

Tali was quite cheerful and even laughed a bit at some of dad's crazy antics. But the best moment by far was when we sang "If You're Happy and You Know It". Her eyes were animated as she gave everything she had to be enthusiastic for each part of the song from "clap your hands" to "stomp your feet" to "shout hooray"...and "do all three."

Then she asked for more...again...and again.

If you've ever wondered if you can actually influence your own happy level and how good you feel ... I saw it happen as Talitha forgot about her aches and pains and list of reasons to be sad and poured her little heart into smiling and doing what actions and words she could for a few beautiful minutes today.

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