Are You Happy?
Happy: enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment
Am I happy? Is anyone ever truly happy? It something we all
strive for, but do we actually get it? What is happiness?
I've learned that happiness is just a moment. It's the moments in
time where something completely captures your heart.
One evening, it was a pretty rough evening at home. I was feeling
angry at the world. The electricity had just kicked off for
whatever reason. The kids were getting on my nerves. The dog was
driving me nuts. I was at my wit's end. Claire asked if I wanted
to see the sun set. We can usually watch it from our back window.
I started to yell at her. But I stopped. We sat on the floor,
next to the back window and watched the colors of the sky fade.
The sun crept below the earth. Serenity found me for a moment.
Happiness found me for a moment. All was right with the world for
this one moment.
There are times when I get the clippers and nail polish out. I
give manicures and pedicures to the girls and to myself. Every
once in a while, we'll even put on make up. Even better, I'll
take pictures of us being silly. I feel happy when I do this with
I was happy when my sister got married. The ceremony was so
beautiful, and I watched as my baby sister become a woman.
Someone else's woman. She was no longer a baby. Tears welled in
my eyes the whole ceremony. I listened to their I do's
and my heart just felt full of love. I was happy to see my sister
finally find him. I was happy to see my sister happy.
"Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just beyond your
grasp… but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you"
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