I Admit it. I’m Addicted.


Parenting, farming, living where you work and working where you live can be... challenging. Some days are great and some are total disasters, and on those days, I need a pick me up.  Some people turn to drugs, some to alcohol, both of which are band-aids. I needed to find a quick fix that would last throughout the day and was always right at my fingertips. And I did.


I thought for a while about what gets me out of a ‘funk’ the most quickly, and quite simply, it is sharing in other people’s joy. I have found true joy – unscripted and authentic joy can always be seen when people are surprised with unexpected good news.  “You-tubers” have made a wide selection of great compilations of all kinds of surprises. It could be a surprise marriage proposal, a pregnancy reveal, a soldier’s early return or an incredible audition - X-factor ones are my favourite – don’t ask me why!


So next time you are feeling down in the dumps, or frustrated or angry, take two seconds to sit down, take a load off your mind and watch someone’s dreams come true. It is sure to brighten your day, and leave you with a smile on your face. Trust me, it’s so worth it. I do it all the time, I’m addicted.




Chris and Katrina Anderson


2808 Donald B. Munro Dr.

Kinburn, Ontario