Happiness is ...
When Carol Heizman was asked to finish that thought, the cat lover didn’t have to think twice. Happiness is snuggling with a basket full of kittens.
The people who asked her that question — the folks at Groves Community Hospice in Kansas City where Heizman is a resident — knew who could make that wish come true.
On Monday the Great Plains SPCA took five kittens to visit Heizman. Four of the babies, just six weeks old, came from the same litter. The lone black cat, only four weeks old, came from another. Heizman grinned at the five fur babies. "Look at all those cute little guys," she said. "Oh, they’re so precious."
The hospice has been busy trying to fulfill residents’ wishes through its "Happiness Is" project. The requests have been mostly simple ones, said Rhonda Sullivan, community relations coordinator for GC Hospice. Right now she’s working on one resident’s request to hear classical piano music.
The Renaissance Festival donated tickets for another man who wanted to go with his family, but the patient died before that could happen. Now his family plans to go the festival together in his honor, Sullivan said.
get one’s wish：如願以償、願望實現。例句：She got her wish, a new bike.（她得到想要的東西—一部新單車。）
snuggle：依偎、緊抱。例句：The kittens snuggled up to their mother.（貓咪們緊挨著母貓。）
in one’s honor：紀念、向…致意。例句：Her students compiled and published her essays in her honor.（她的學生彙編並出版她的論文，以向她致上敬意。）