The Fourth Day of Happiness – The Brightest Star in the Sky!


On the fourth day of Happiness a young girl and a little older boy (brother and sister) were looking up at the evening sky staring at the glorious blanket of seemingly endless sparking stars spread out across the heavens.

(The following is a true and recent conversation that I heard and witnessed. These children lost their loving dad to an unfortunate and sudden accident several years previously, As a result even the happiest holiday season is poignant with memories of times past for these young ones.)

“Look,” She said pointing to the brightest star in the sky. “It’s daddy, I know it is.” Her brother looked and was quick to agree with her.

“Yes it is Daddy. He is the brightest star in the sky,” her brother said smiling proudly.

The little girl was just as quick to answer her brother. “Of course he’s the brightest star. He’s shining down and smiling at us from heaven because he loves us and is happy we are doing okay.”

The two young ones watched for awhile, content to stare silently up into the starry sky. Their thoughts a combination of longing for their father interwoven with the enriching feeling that they and their dad were still a part of each other and the Universe (both the seen and unseen).

We are all blessed. And whatever our beliefs, all of us derive a happiness when looking up into the majestic night sky to view eternal stars shining in the sky, and yes some stars definitely shine brighter than others!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe children of this story!

We are so lucky when we consider, and remember the stars in our lives! Happy New Year everyone. Take care of you as you begin your new year most definitely with lots of hope and love (and dreams)!

With much love and affection to all of you,


34 thoughts on “The Fourth Day of Happiness – The Brightest Star in the Sky!

  1. What a touching story you have shared, a most wonderful way for Jack and Emma to hold thoughts of their father. I pray you and your family are blessed with a magical year. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh Penny – what a sweet story.
    Every night – the first twinkle that they see – It’s definitely him. πŸ™‚
    {Hugs} to those two kiddos of the story & their big sis too.
    xo πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xo

    • Hello Neighbor. I was standing behind them listening, as they seriously pointed to the star and had this personal conversation. It was very moving in the moment. The coolest thing – they do believe it! Hugs back to you and yours, RoSy! πŸ™‚ xo

  3. The moral: we all need to encourage the imagination of children, especially our own inner children.

    On this eighth day of Christmas I hope your true love sent to you:
    8 Maids a Milking
    7 Swans a Swimming
    6 Geese a Laying
    5 Golden Rings
    4 Calling Birds
    3 French Hens
    2 Turtle Doves
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

    Everyone deserves a partridge in a pear tree! xxxx

  4. AnElephantCant forget these great youngsters
    He met when he left the city on the bay
    His brilliant friend Jack
    Drives with an amazing knack
    And of course the artist Emma is the prettiest girl in the whole USA

  5. What a beautiful conversation for them to have. I’m glad they have their belief that he is, and always will be, watching over them. It is a wonderful thing for kids to keep a hold of. It is a wonderful thing for everyone to keep a hold of.

    Happy New Year to you and all of your family Penny.

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