Friday, March 14, 2014

Finding Happy

Talk about a first class start to my school day. Look what I found in my teacher mailbox this morning!

A handwritten note and Chocolate Frogs from The Harry Potter Alliance floored me this morning. I made my Project for Awesome video in support of The Harry Potter Alliance this year and the note and frogs thanked me for my efforts. Just wow, it was the first happy thing to find me at school today. 

The Harry Potter Alliance combines fandom with activism empowering thousands to give back to their communities and speak out on a variety of important issues. One of my favorite campaigns  is the annual Accio Books! Campaign which has donated more than one-hundred thousand books to needy children and libraries.

If you love helping out in the name of Harry Potter and all that is good in the wizarding world, sign up for action at The Harry Potter Alliance. If you're not ready to commit, maybe you would consider signing the Make it Happen Hank petition asking Hank Green to vlog Accio Deathly Hallows every day in April.

I  want more Hank Green singing, so please add your name to the petition! Spread the word to students too. Surely you have budding Ravenclaws, Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins in your classrooms.
 Happy bubbled up at lunch today too. 

There were bag pipers! For a special St. Patrick's day treat we had the Pipes and Drums of Orange County Sherrif's Office. Our cafeteria manager sent out an email earlier in the week to come to the courtyard during lunch for a special surprise. I had a hunch. 

My cheeks cramped up from smiling! The officers were kilted out--pressed and pleated in their Tartan plaids. Every detail, inspection perfect. Here are a few seconds of the men playing.

I didn't have to chase happy today. It found me. 

I'm participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge.
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  1. One of the things that I love about reading other people's blogs is how much I learn about the great big world out there! I can't wait to tell my daughter about the Harry Potter Alliance! She will be so excited!

  2. The best kind of happy just comes along when and where you least expect it. Now I need to talkto my kids about the HP Alliance.

  3. Love this, Leigh Ann. I love surprised when least expected. Fun!

  4. Lots to love here, Lee Ann. I'll certainly share with colleagues, and sign the petition. Nice for you to have "both" happy surprises!

  5. Surprises at school! They do brighten the day!

  6. I love when "happy" finds you. Enjoy the feeling for as long as it will last.

  7. That's awesome! What a special treat for the entire school. I'm glad you had a happy day to end your week.