Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I am Choosing Happiness

Happiness is a choice we make every morning. You can wake up and say “Ugggg, it’s snowing” or you can say, “look at that beautiful snow”. The greatest challenge is to find happiness right where you are. Don’t look over the fence. Stay planted in your own back yard and be grateful for every morning you wake up and you can make a choice. We can be negative or strive to see the positive. Life is what you make of it.

It is so easy for me to think of all the things I would love to have. I would love a finished basement, closets organized with labeled bins, a laundry room that would somehow make me love laundry, a kitchen so big that I would never have a stack of tupperware come flying out at me when I open the door. I would love to never worry about money, saving enough, having enough, making enough. I could go on and on with my dreams but what I really need to do is focus on what I do have.

I have a husband who adores me, and God bless him, still finds me sexy after having 3 kids. My children; they are the greatest gift in the world. They are healthy, smart, charming, loving, and so funny and I can't imagine my life without them. Our old farmhouse that drives me crazy but is loaded with character, and was completely refurbished by my husband's bare hands. God has blessed my family with more then I could have ever dreamed and none of which I could have ever bought in a store.

I'm adding this to my New Year's Resolutions: CHOOSE HAPPINESS!


Feener said...

it is so true, i have a friend who lost her brother in a tragic way, her mom has not recovered, and my friend has said this to her mom - it is her choice.

Elizabeth said...

The Evil Mom post and this one were very thoughtful. For me it was Christmas (our first without going home to Texas) and my husband finally saying, "Are you going to yell at me about everything our entire vacation?" to snap me out of it. It is HARD to feel everything on your shoulders and HARD to choose happiness, but a fantastic goal for all of us. Thanks for posting.