Hmmm. It's interesting that although I am having fun writing mini posts on three-at-a-time of the "happiest words in literature" (Atlantic magazine 7/12/16)--others seems to be passing on my posts. Oh, well, in spite of the low reader numbers, here we go:
Rainbow: Of course, I think about "Wizard of Oz" the movie and Judy Garland's iconic song, but I also think about Irish folktales and a pot o' gold, and the scope of the sky when a rainbow arc extends across the desert sky. All good and happy thoughts.
Smile: Science says that even when you fake a smile, moving the muscles of the mouth to an upward curve stimulates the brain to produce happy hormones. Try it NOW!
Won: Oh, I could go dark easily and connect this word to the political convention we have just witnessed this week. But he-who-shall-not-be-named will not come long to this blog post. So I have to deliberately switch my mind to connect "won" to more light-filled types of contests such as: a swim meet, educational award, or even romance as "she won his heart forever." There--love came in through an open window. Surprise!!
And here's a Buddha Doodle to take that message to another level of love--