Happiness is a Warm Feeling Rushing Through Your Head on a Cold Morning

It happens to millions of us every day. Good for us!

Ken Kayse
3 min readJul 24, 2022


A manhole cover painted in rainbow colors with a smiley face accenting the entire cover.
Photo by Yuyeung Lau on Unsplash

Alright, I know what you’re thinking, but you are wrong.

You’re reading this, thinking I’m going to give you the secret to eternal happiness.

Nope, not a chance! If I had that secret, I’d be kissing a cop down on 35th and Vine — that, or I’d be bottling and selling it to everyone like Chanel #5, only I’d call it Eau de Happiness.

What I can share with you is what makes me happy, especially with all the negativity we get bombasted with every day. Maybe if I share a little bit of my happiness it will make your day a little brighter.

The first thing that makes me happy is when I wake up in the morning. Yay me! That means I made it to another sunrise, another chance to be better than I was yesterday. It also gives me a chance to make an impact on someone, which might change their world for the positive.

I’m sure I’m no different from anyone else. I remember my younger years, when I was still growing, and learning how to act appropriately for my age. My ‘smart mouth’ would, occasionally, get me in trouble with my parents. I would get a stern look from them and, invariably, hear them say, “You’d better change your attitude, young man!”

That meant I had stepped over the line of civility and they were calling me out for it — I was ‘too full of myself’ was the way they always put it. I heard it pretty often, so I guess I was a slow learner.

As long as I’m throwing out colloquialisms, let me add another:

“If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!“— Henry Ford

My parents were great teachers of right and wrong. I mean that in a loving, admiring way. They used Henry Ford’s quote to teach me to be more positive and have an open mind when I had to tackle a problem.

Most parents do that with their kids, to some extent. They use these old sayings as tools to instruct their children about the plusses and minuses of their…



Ken Kayse

When Life knocks you down, be a rubber ball and bounce up. I enjoy creativity and I love life! I write for fun and I live in the present. Try it you’ll like it.