Today’s ‘Happy Moment’

I watched Sally’s video early this morning and wondered what would be my ‘happy moment’ in a very busy day at work. I always try to be cheerful during the working day but I really wanted a ‘special’ moment.

In my lunch hour to my delight I saw a handsome husky dog lying in the sun whilst the owner was chatting on her phone. He sat up as I approached and raised his head for a pat. His fur was so soft to my touch, he then made gentle grunting noises of delight as I tickled his ears. He was so still and I felt a real connection that we were both in the same ‘moment’ together.

As a dog lover I was thrilled I had such a loving response from him. As I was about to leave his owner said, “you were very honoured, he doesn’t do that for everyone”.

That was my special moment, and I’m still smiling!

By |2017-01-13T13:51:48+00:00April 12th, 2016|6 Comments

About the Author:

"Hi I’m Dena. I have worked in the same company for many years in a variety of roles and am now in a dual role of health and safety and assistant to the company secretary. I have been interested in holistic therapies for many years, and as I am qualified to practise in a few, it would be good to re-engage again with the calm and balance that they bring, and of course to increase my everyday Happyness! When I saw on Sally’s email asking for Happynesshubbers I thought what a good idea, but knowing me thought that I wouldn’t be able to commit to looking at all the emails for three weeks and finding time to go online and blog as I haven’t done it before. I know it only takes a few moments of the day, as I did dip in and out last time, and enjoyed the ones I looked at. My son is Paul, another Happynesshub Hero, and he asked me about becoming a Happynesshub Hero too – I surprised myself when I said yes! I’m excited to have the possibility of committing to start this exciting journey and make it part of my everyday life."


  1. Sallyann Keizer April 12, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Oh Dena – that is so lovely! And what a beautiful dog (as a dog lover I can relate!). What I love is how you cherished that special present moment – and then afterwards reflected on it with a smile. Research shows that reflecting on these things (and even writing them down) enforces the positive effects.

    May I encourage you to ensure that you also have your list of activities that ‘make you happy’ at hand and perhaps write them in your gratitude diary? Whatever works for you. And then consciously and intentionally go and seek to do one of these activities whenever you can. I struggled a bit today because I am poorly in bed, but on my ‘happy list’ was chatting to a good friend and ‘watching a happy movie’. So tonight I am intentionally going to call a friend who makes me smile, and then watch a happy film. If you have smaller things on your ‘happy list’ like looking at the sun, or listening to the birds tweet (you sound like a nature lover!, but whatever works for you) then they are more easily incorporated into your daily life. Hope this helps – if not shout back! Happy Tuesday Dena! Love xx

  2. Arthur April 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    What a lovely moment to share, you’ve inspired me to be greatful for smaller moments throughout my day…..

  3. Victoria james April 13, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Hi Dena,

    I just LOVE moments like this! Simple pleasures are the best x

  4. Paul April 13, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Lovely – I think its a sign…I keep saying you should get get a dog..they clearly like you 🙂

  5. TimF April 13, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Hear hear – simple moments all add up. Loving the picture, by the way.

  6. Matt Curtis April 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Dena, I love the fact that this is one of those simple pleasures. It didn’t cost anything, it wasn’t arranged, it wasn’t part of anything bigger and it occurred without effort. Beauty in the everyday. Thank you for sharing this simple yet beautiful experience. Namasté

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