Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge ~ Letter H


My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned




Does anyone remember the Happiness movement inspired by the Peanuts musical ~ “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” ?………………”Happiness is……….a warm puppy.”  It was such a great way to find things to be happy about.  Gratitude and Happiness are co-joined twins.  You can’t have one without the other.


“Happiness” from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!”


Charlie Brown: Happiness is, finding a pencil
Snoopy: Pizza with sausage
Linus: Telling the time
Schroeder: Happiness is, learning to whistle
Linus: Tying your shoe for the very first time!
Patty/Sally : Happiness is playing the drums in your own, school band
Charlie Brown: And happiness, is walking hand in hand.
Charlie Brown: Happiness is, two kinds of ice cream
Lucy: Knowing a secret

Schroeder: Climbing a tree
Charlie Brown: Happiness is, five different crayons
Schroeder: Catching a firefly
Linus: Setting him free
Charlie Brown: Happiness, is being alone every now, and then
Everybody: And happiness, is coming home again.
Charlie Brown: Happiness is, morning and evening, daytime and nightime too. For happiness, is anyone, and anything, at all, that’s loved, by you!
Linus: Happiness, is having a sister
Lucy: Sharing a sandwich
Lucy and Linus: Getting along!
Everybody: Happiness, is singing together when day, is through, and happiness is those who sing with you.
Everybody: Happiness is morning and evening, daytime and nightime too.
Charlie Brown: For happiness, is anyone, and anything, at all, that’s loved, by you!
Lucy: (spoken) You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.

(From Peanuts Wiki)


Happiness #4


The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  

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* Note:  My letter sketches were made from ideas I found on Google Images. *

24 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge ~ Letter H

  1. I have loved Peanuts since elementary school, and this musical is one of my favorites. Thank you for reminding me of this wonderful song – I will be humming it the rest of the day 🙂

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  2. I love your sketches, and the Happiness movement is exactly what we need. I also loved what Charlie Brown and other characters thought about happiness. Happiness is so different to all of us. It captures that sentiment beautifully.

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    • Thank you Gulara! The timing seemed just right back then in the mid Seventies. Let’s hope for another Happiness movement in current times. 🙂

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  3. This brought back a memory, Mary Lou. When I was a kid, I was given a “Happiness Is…” book. It was a small hardback with Charles Schultz’s spare drawings of the Peanuts characters to go along with each of the happiness points. As a big Peanuts fan, I enjoyed the book…but didn’t really get it…I was a kid…happiness was easy! I hate to say that as an adult I have to “work” at happiness, but rather, it’s a lot easier to forget it, move it to the bottom of the To Do list, below seemingly more pressing concerns.

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    • Glad I sparked a memory for you with this post, Nancy! Charles Schultz was a genius! He knew we all needed the Peanuts Gang to remind us to find things to be happy about. 🙂


    • It was back in the Seventies. It stays in my memory because my son was ‘Charlie’ in the musical and had to sing that song in the video. 🙂


    • 🙂 You’re welcome, Dahlia! My son was ‘Charlie’ in his school play when in 5th grade so ‘happiness’ has special meaning for me. ❤

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  4. You’re right about happiness and gratitude going hand in hand. Being happy means being grateful for all the good and bad because it makes you who you are. And in the end, all we can be is ourselves. Why not take comfort in it?

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  5. I had completely forgotten about the ‘Happiness Is’ movement – maybe we need to bring it back. I think Happiness will be a popular topic today in the A-Z Challenge. We can all do with happiness in our lives and learn that we can find it in the most simplest things like a sunrise, a flower or as I do, in my grandson. Sue @Sizzling60 from
    Sizzling Towards Sixty

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