It is the sweet, simple things of life which are
the real ones after all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
It is true, isn't it? I think most of us have heard this quote before, but it always strikes deep in me, and I keep those words in my pocket and take them out from time to time, look them over and re-examine them.
Lots of pieces of happy have found me lately.
In my little garden that is healthy
and seems to reflect my general state of mind these days.
(Never mind that I'm going to have homemade pickles coming
out of my ears soon....
In a rustic bench we set up by the pond,
made from an old freeway tie and cement blocks.
In silver sandals and silver toes.
In a quiet night to myself when JW is away on business,
the cats are snoozing
and My Girl is tucked in bed sweetly in dreamworld.
I am left to my own uninterrupted wide-awake dreams late at night
while the darkness wraps around my skin like a blanket.
The glow from the candle is golden and warm
and all about me are scattered my
favorite things... and a cup of tea.
Happy is in my new baby chicks.
And I am already completely in Love!
Happy is in moments of being creative.
Happy just is.
We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln
Find your happy.