Happiness: A Child’s Perspective

“My sister is happy when she follows me everywhere and copies everything I say! I think being happy means eating ice cream and chocolate and going to the pool.”

Kyle & Khloe, South Carolina

I couldn’t help but smile while talking with these kids. The simplicity of their responses reminded me of the beauty of innocence. Just as we were finishing up Kyle asked me if he could change his answer. Without hesitation I pulled out my notebook. The words that escaped his mouth with such sincerity were almost enough to bring me to tears.

“Happiness means my mom being home from the army. She was away for a long long time. I missed her every day.”


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