Grant’s ‘A Pocketful of Happiness

Once upon a time, in a small village nestled amidst rolling green hills, there lived a young boy named Grant. He was known for his ever-present smile and a heart filled with boundless joy. Grant had a peculiar habit that intrigued everyone in the village – he always carried a small, tattered pouch with him, which he affectionately called his ‘Pocketful of Happiness.’

One sunny morning, as Grant strolled through the village, his pocketful of happiness jingled with a soft melody that seemed to uplift the spirits of those who heard it. The villagers often wondered what magic resided within that little pouch that could bring such joy to their friend.

One day, curiosity got the better of young Timmy, a boy who always seemed to have a frown on his face. He approached Grant and asked, “Hey Grant, what’s in your pocketful of happiness? Why do you always seem so happy?”

Grant chuckled warmly and replied, “Oh, it’s nothing special, Timmy. Inside this pouch, I carry little notes of positivity and kind words from my friends and family. Whenever I feel sad or see someone else feeling down, I read these messages, and they fill my heart with joy and hope.”

Timmy was amazed by Grant’s simple yet profound idea. He asked, “Could you show me one of those notes, Grant?”

“Of course,” Grant said with a grin. He reached into his pocketful of happiness and pulled out a tiny, folded piece of paper. The note read, “You are kind and caring, and your smile brightens up our day.”

As Timmy read the note, his frown turned into a smile. He felt a warmth in his heart that he had never experienced before.