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Saturday, 3 July 2021

The Red Balloon

 As a kid, my Mother took me to see this movie, and we had the book (a story set to stills from the movie) so when I saw this in the street on my dog walk, I felt it was a charming throwback to my childhood.

I was overcome with a wave of joy.

I could see no signs as to why it was there, and I was deeply disappointed that it didn't magically follow me as we went past (I did keep hopefully turning back to check, but that's another story).

Sometimes happiness is simply a memory triggered.

May you all find moments of happiness today.

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  1. It's wonderful when simple things like a red balloon bring back happy memories. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Oh yrs I agree and like Susie said it's usually the simolest things that trigger it heheh!

    Have a balloontastic week 👍

  3. Oh I love happy flashbacks. This one was most fun.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  4. Little things - a scent, a glimpse, a few word - can trigger a flood of happy memories!
    Thanks for sharing at

  5. So true about happiness! Love to find little unexpected treasures!

  6. So happy for you and your serendipitous encounter with joy!

  7. What a sweet story. I love when memories are triggered, for me it is usually with a smell.

  8. That must have been a very special momment.

  9. It's so wise to take what joy we can from small things around us. A small happiness when we most have need of one is worth more than a thousand great happinesses heaped upon when we do not want them.
    Thanks for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

  10. We all need to be thrown back (as it were) into our childhood at times. Charming little balloon!