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Paper bird of happiness

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: silly, random, pretty things, lessons, happy, arts & crafts

When I boarded the bus today, I was met by a pretty little Origami crane that was perched on the seat next to me. It had been made with someone’s bus ticket and it looked very much like it was there for someone to find.

I picked it up and held it in my hand, marvelling at not only how well it was made, but at how such a silly, simple little thing could bring me so much happiness. I wanted to take it away with me but I felt that someone else might enjoy a smile, too. Then I thought that I’d take it to the library with me and leave it for someone to find there. (Even though I really wanted to keep it for myself.)

As I sat admiring the little bird, a very pregnant woman and her wee boy boarded the bus and sat behind me. The boy was in a bit of a fussy mood and his mum was trying her best to brighten his day. So I turned around and showed him the pretty bird and asked if he’d like to have it. His face beamed when his mum said that would be OK.

Of course, that meant that I was left without a bird. But, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I was able to find instructions to make my own. Maybe I’ll practice a bit and one day I’ll be good enough to leave pretty birds behind for others to enjoy.


This brought a huge smile to my face reading this! I love the idea of finding random origami birds in unexpected places. Sounds like just as much fun as random sidewalk chalk drawings. ;)

by ThatCookGirl at 2:58am (GMT) on April 5th, 2012

Yeah, I really am a fan of those random little bits of joy! Maybe I should find some sidewalk chalk and a bit of pavement to graffiti!

by Just Frances at 4:55am (GMT) on April 7th, 2012

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