Orly: “I received a wreath of flowers for my hair”

Orly is 7 years old. She lives in Israel, in Kiryat Gat, a city that lies south of Tel Aviv.
Orly drew a lovely picture about her happy day.

She remembers the wreath of flowers she received for her hair on her birthday. That was Orly’s happiest day, and her picture shows her with the beautiful flowers.

Thank you very much, Orly, for your wonderful letter! I love the drawing you sent to me: It shows how happy you felt when you received the wreath of flowers on your birthday. I’m sure the flowers looked so beautiful in your hair. I wish you that you always get such beautiful presents when it’s your birthday, Orly. Lots of love, Karina.

And thanks to the organization Neve Hanna, Antje Naujoks and the volunteers there, for sending Orly’s letter to me, together with a translation from Hebrew.
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Orly

Rolande: “Le bonheur c’est la santé, la paix, l’amour et la joie de vivre” (Happiness that’s health, peace, love and joy of life)

Rolande lives in Burkina Faso, in Ouagadougou, the capital city.
She sent me a beautiful letter in French about what happiness is for her, and she also drew colorful flowers.

Rolande writes:

What is happiness?
For me, happiness is made of health, peace, love and joy of life. To respect and love each other so that we can live in happiness every day God gives us.

Merci beaucoup, Rolande, thank you so much for your wonderful letter. I love the clarity and wisdom of your words. You describe the ingredients of happiness so easily and pure. It’s a great joy to read your letter. I hope that you will always have health, peace, love and joy in your life! Big hug, Karina.

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Arthur: “My brother Thomas pushed a button that makes bubbles and it was fun”

Arthur is 9 years old. He lives in Melbourne, in Australia.

Arthur sent me an amazing letter about his happy day, together with pictures and a drawing.

Arthur’s letter says:
My best day was in Noosa. It was the best day in my life. It was the best because we got to sit in the hot tub and my brother Thomas pushed a button that makes bubbles and it was fun. We also went on a boat ride and we got fish and chips and it was yummy and that’s the best day of my life.

Hi Arthur, thank you so much for your wonderful letter! That really sounds like an extraordinary day! 🙂 I had a look at Noosa on the internet. It’s at the east coast of Australia, right? It really looks like paradise with the white sand and the turquoise water of the ocean. I can imagine that you had a beautiful day there with your family and that it was so much fun to sit in the hot tub with the bubbles. I wish you many more days like that! Sending you a big hug from the other end of the world, Karina.

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Thank you for two amazing years!

Two years ago, I had this idea that I would like to tell something about what happiness is for children from all over the world. I started this blog, and I could not have imagined the joy and the surprises it would bring.

Today it’s not only two years later, but 101 letters from 31 countries. 101 letters that let us know what every child in the world knows: Happiness is about our family and friends, enough time, doing the things you love and seeing the magic in this world.

I want to thank you all for this beautiful journey so far: Thanks to the 101 children who wrote letters for my blog and shared what makes them happy. Thanks to the teachers, parents and everyone who took the time to tell their kids about my blog and making sure the letters arrive. Thanks to everyone who enjoys reading these beautiful letters.

Thanks to my Mum for always supporting my dreams and ideas.

I look so forward to the next year of Children Happy Days, the next letters and the next countries that will join.

Lots of love and a big hug from Karina.

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Fenny: “I could try a big slide in a water park”

Fenny sent me a letter from Israel. She lives in Kiryat Gat, a city that lies south of Tel Aviv.
Fenny is 8 years old and drew an amazing picture of her happy day.

Fenny’s happiest day was when she could try a big slide in a water park.
The picture she drew shows her on a yellow slide that leads into the light blue water.

Dear Fenny, thank you so much for your wonderful letter. I really like your drawing; it shows how happy the day at the water park was. I also loved the water slide at the swimming pool in my town when I was a child. And still today I love to go swimming in summer. I hope that you have lots of happy days, Fenny, and that you can go to the water park and try the big slide once more. Big hug, Karina.

And I also want to thank Antje Naujoks and the volunteers from Neve Hanna, an organization that gives children a home, for their commitment, the support of my blog and for sending Fenny’s letter to me, together with a translation from Hebrew.
תודה
(I hope that’s right for thank you.)

Fania