This is No.6 in our series of Happy Snaps – our weekly effort to make the world a less negative place by asking people what makes them happy.
Gertrude Mapako, 35, Kenwyn
It makes me happy to be a mom so my heart bursts when my kids smile at me … I grew up without a mother and father and I always wanted to be a mother. My girls Melinda, who is almost 10, and Mickayla, who is almost 5, are my reason for living.
What makes Melinda happy: When my mom takes us somewhere fun.
What makes Mickayla happy: My mom … and Kinder Joy.