Sometimes I like to scroll through old blog posts to see what I was blogging about years ago. When you have been at it as long as I have sometimes the ideas are elusive when it comes to writing. At times I might repurpose the posts, rework them and republish them. I found this post from 2010 and thought I would repost it but honestly — the real reason I am reposting it is because my mom commented on it and it made me smile so big. I will share that at the end of this post. Thanks for reading today.
I haven’t really written much of worth lately. I know that I have several readers who log in daily to 2see what pearls of wisdom I have to offer and quite honestly I haven’t felt too wise lately. Not sure what the deal is but I guess my mojo is off??? I don’t pretend to be the best writer or most knowledgeable about writing but I do enjoy sharing my mundane life for some reason! I guess it goes back to my need to share! I need the attention, maybe?? Though I always “say” I don’t like attention I think maybe I really do!!! Hmmmmmmm.
So instead of reposting something that someone else wrote (though I am watching the Today Show right now and I think I may have to link to a piece they are going to do in a bit on a couple who has 260 cats living
IN THEIR HOME…..) I thought I would try to be inspired today and use my own words. But I needed a jumping off point to get started…….
I found in an email today that I got in my inbox from CharityFocus—-it linked to a website called Daily Good—365 Days of Happiness. Of course now I cannot get the link to work so I can’t repost it here successfully but it did make me think. Basically the idea was to recognize the good in each and everyday and to strive to be happy every day. Now for some that is easy and for others not so easy. For me—very easy. My life has turned to days of carefree living and pretty much doing whatever I want to do. Now I had my years when I was stressed (quite a few, actually), my years when I was overwhelmed by schedules and running around mindlessly, years when I sought purpose and meaning in my life but those days are in the past. At least for now. My season is happiness. And I truly am. It has taken me 50 years to get here but now that I am here I am content. And I wish it for everyone else. I know that many of my readers are plagued with worries and concerns and just life—it gets tough out there. I don’t know how some people do it—live life daily with so much hanging on them. I say a prayer every day thanking God for the blessings in my life. I DO recognize that this is the time of my life. Chris and I joke about living the dream but I kind of feel that way. And today I will enjoy the dream because tomorrow may bring something very challenging that tries to cut into my happiness. I make no apologies. This is how I am choosing to live my life. Happy. And even if my circumstances change dramatically I will continue to be happy. Why not? There is so much to be happy about.
My short list today of why I am happy: 1. The drycleaner found my dress they had lost, 2. The foundation we bought for our bed seems to have fixed the sagging mattress and squeaky bed issue (thanks, Micah, for the good mattress advice), 3. My pot of coffee brewed correctly this morning and did not go all over the counter as it has previously, and 4. The hubby comes home tonight. And it is only 7 am!!!! Just think how good the day is going to get!!! Start your list now and let me know what makes you happy today!!! Love you all!!!