Most people would tell you that I am a happy person. Whether I'm in Wal-Mart, at church, taking my daily walk or driving in my car I make a point of waving at others, smiling and saying "Hi".
It's the simple things that make me happiest. Like these flowers on my dining room table. Everytime I walk by them I smile.
Some people never find happiness, it seems. They are always searching for it. Whether in books, therapists or from others. But true happiness must come from within.
"Resolve to be thyself; and know that who finds himself, loses his misery." -Matthew Arnold
Some of my happiest moments have come at times I least expect.
Yesterday, I found this....
This is "Mom'sLittle Message Board". Everyday I put what's for dinner on here along with a happy thought, our daily chores or something fun we're gonna do as a family.
Do you see what's written at the bottom?
"Love Ya Mom!!"
My sweet son Jackson left this message for me. Talk about making me happy....:)
"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions-the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heart-felt compliment, and the countess infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling." -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I hope today you find a little bit of happy in your day. Whether it's from writing in your blog, creating a scrapbook page, chatting with a friend or spending time with your family.
Speaking of family...here is the latest pic of mine. This was taken on July 4th in Fort Madison, Iowa...
We are standing my a lamp post we bought in memory of my father who passed away 14 years this summer. We try and visit every year.
Just looking at this photo of the people I love most in this world gives me great joy and gratitude in my heart.
"Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness." -Robert J. Havighurst
What brings you great happiness? I would love to know!