There are so many different views on what happiness really is. Is it being a mother or a wife? Being a dad or a husband? Is it having money? Is it having friends? Just what is happiness? How do you know if you are happy? Is it having “everything” you want?
Happiness to me is in so many different things. Watching a blue jay in the bird bath makes me happy. Having my kitten wake up and need snuggles and kisses makes me happy. When I walk in the door whether I’ve been gone for an hour or just take the garbage out, my dogs act like I’ve gone to China with their tails wagging so hard you think they’ll snap off, that makes me happy. To see Trinity and Christoper run across my lawn with arms outstretched yelling “grandma, grandma” makes me happy. Being able to spend an afternoon with my dad makes me happy. Having my brother come for the weekend makes me happy. Having Bailey walk slowly towards me with a rose makes me happy because Bailey can’t act like giving that to me is that big of a deal. He’s getting to that age. Can’t act to “excited” to see Grandma but he can’t fool me, he couldn’t wait to give me that rose. Sitting on the back deck after a long day with my husband makes me happy. Beating him at darts or Wii bowling REALLY makes me happy!
Just what is happiness to you? Do you strive so hard for it that your just always looking? Don’t you think if you have to think to hard, maybe it’s there and your just not seeing it? Take a break and give thanks to the little things in your life that make your heart bright. Take stock of the little things that you see that make you smile. If you can smile when you see something and your alone, don’t you think that’s a happiness?