The greatest thing I’ll ever learn is taught to me by someone who hasn’t even been on the planet for a full two years. Someone who has a very limited capacity to explain herself or communicate in an effective way. But for all that she lacks, she has seemed to retain and remember the important stuff.
Sadie’s daily mantra it seems, is something so simple but so beautiful and in many ways profound. It is simply… be happy.
Daily, just out of the blue she will look up at me and just say, “be happy.” And I always tell her back, I am so happy. She will repeat this phrase over and over – to herself, to me, to Devin, to Berkeley, even to her stuffed animals. I can’t tell you where she got it from. It’s something common enough that I’m sure Devin and I have both said it here and there or perhaps it was on Sesame Street. But it’s something totally angelic that she has latched onto and I hope she never lets it go.
On days that seem to be frustrating, or just a bit harder than usual… I think of my sweet Sadie and the ease of joy she brings. And I remind myself of what she’s always trying to teach me, I remind myself to just be happy.
To my little angel baby – I hope you always remember to be happy.
///photos vary from hanging around home//trip to Little Farm with Grandma//visiting Daddy at his office///