“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Happy Reflections: The Yellow Motorcycle and other Cheerful Yellow Things…
Recently, my sister sent me the picture above. It’s of a delivery bike; one of several used to deliver takeout food from a Chinese restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria. What I loved about the picture, aside from the cheerful, upbeat yellow color, is the memories it brought back of childhood days chasing after a yellow ice cream truck or even a delivery bike that we associated with good news; harbingers of gifts, sweets, and all manner of delectable foods. Even today, kids are drawn to yellow food trucks and if they happen to live in countries where the delivery bikers or trucks carry food items for sale on the street, there is usually a chance that a bit of happiness will be shared in the form of sweets or food treats.
As we chatted about the cute delivery bike, and the delicious hot food it carried and delivered to neighborhood customers in the food container attached, I imagined kids on the street, running along behind the biker singing a song, asking questions, and expecting a sweet or treat. We did it as kids and we were never disappointed. Even though I know the climate might no longer be conducive to such open and playful trust of strangers delivering bits of happiness, I believe there are pockets of generosity in humanity; people who spread happiness. Plus, we don’t forget our memories of happy times, or do we? What are your memories?
The happy memory of a yellow vehicle can also be associated to the playful Yellow Submarine song by The Beatles and other similar associations we have… of moving objects that bring tidings of goodwill and joy. By the way, the yellow submarine above is at Liverpool Airport in honor of The Beatles who started their musical careers there… and while on the subject of delivering happiness/joy, here is another one that shares the rewards of delivering excellent customer service… I recently read the book by Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh: Delivering Happiness and it is worth a read. Have you read it? Do share!
When I saw the Daily Post prompt for today, on what vehicle we would imagine driving, I immediately thought of the yellow delivery bike because, if we can’t deliver even a sliver of joy, of happiness to each other, what is the point? I love flying but for now, I’ll gladly skip the F-35s & MIGs and drive one of these… Of course, I was delighted when it was confirmed that the habit of chasing colorful food trucks continues in Lagos and that some of the delivery bikers make sure to carry little treats in their pockets for the kids. More Information on the Blog Hop/Rules and this post below. Add your links and make new friends… Your thoughts?
✿♡✿MeetUp Two Weeks Long Blog Hops -4/12-4/26✿♡✿
MeetUp Monday-Sunday Two Weeks Long Blog Hop for Blog Posts. Rules Below!
MeetUp Monday-Sunday Two Weeks Long Facebook & NetworkedBlogs Blog Hop
“Blessed are the Happiness Makers. Blessed are they who know how to shine on one’s gloom with their cheer.” Henry Ward Beecher
I found this picture on Wikipedia and I do hope that Yellow Kid is cheerfully imbibing apple juice… Yeah , the happy yellow kid has me a tad giggly from laughter… Hopefully his good cheer glass is filled with sweet juice. Oy vey! What were you allowed to drink during special occasions as a child. Do you have any happy memories of treats that came from street vendors? Any vendors? Do share!
Here’s to the spread of joy and may all your roads, trails, and modes of transportation deliver you to a place of happiness. What are your thoughts? Do you have memories of happy deliveries coming your way? The blog Hop continues and the rules are below. Add your links and make some new friends. **To add a FB link, you must first copy your link and make sure to change/modify it to start with http not https.
Blog Hop Continues & Rules: If you didn’t add a post last week, do so now. You can also change what you added for a new post. Read the rules below; ✿♡✿Again, add a post you’d like others to read/comment on or one that had fun or difficulty writing!✿♡✿
STEPS/RULES: The rules are easy peasy.
♥Add your post to Linky #1,
♥add your fan page/networked blog (if you have one) to Linky #2,
♥leave me a comment or question especially if we haven’t already met,
♥Click on the links above your post & visit as many fellow blogger posts as you wish,
♥comment/like their post, and/or fan their Facebook page/Networked blog,
♥Let them know you’re from our Two Week MeetUp Blog Hop ~ they will return the love
♥and spread the word.
✿♡✿Thank you All!✿♡✿
Positive Motivation Tip: Find your own vehicle in life and ride it into the sunset… Where it leads you might be better than where you want to go.
- @Zappos Innovation means Delivering Happiness (alicia-arnold.com)
- Why Is This Man Smiling? (nytimes.com)
- Zappos’ Tony Hsieh Delivers Happiness Through Service and Innovation (briansolis.com)
- Vodnikov hram, Ljubljana, Slovenia (bloglunch.net)
- Delivering Happiness (wealthinperspective.wordpress.com)