Hello Spring Break!
Can you believe it’s been a year since the restrictions due to Covid started? We made it through a whole year together doing our best to keeping safe during the pandemic.
Over the next few weeks, I invite you to take the time to pause and celebrate little moments of happiness and joy. It can be simply noticing the smile on your child’s face as they enjoy their favourite food. It can be a moment of cuddly time as you read to your child. The more we pay attention to all the good things happening around us….the better we’ll be for it.
Here’s a photo my sister captured of me, taking a photo of the frost on the log at the beach. I am grateful she took this because it was a moment of peace and doing something that brings me joy…and that is taking photos. The frost was exceptionally beautiful with the sun shining on it and of course…having my cup of tea with me helped on this cold morning. Also, I love that my son is there in the background enjoying sounds of the waves and the view.
So I need your help! Please join me for this Spring break project! I would like to compile a collection of stories to make a “Moments of Happiness” book for our StrongStart centre. As I collect these stories from you, I will add it to our book. This book of happy stories will stay in our classroom for everyone to enjoy.
How you can participate:
Send me a photo of your child or you with your child doing something that makes you/your child happy. Capture these spontaneous moments, no need to make your child pose or say “Cheese” for these photos. Challenge yourself to observe and capture. Click away!
Give me a brief description of what is happening in the photo and why it brings you/your child joy. You can even share your child’s voice, what were they saying?
That’s it. Keep it simple. There are little golden nuggets of joy in our everyday. Let’s find them and celebrate them together!
Email me your photos at: Elizabeth.email@example.com
To get you started on the path of finding Happy and joyful moments…
Join me in reading “Where Happiness Begins”.
Please click HERE to read-a-long with me.
Written and Illustrated by: Eva Eland
Published by Random House New York
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