01-01-11 To think about what truly makes me happy is a very easy thing for me. First and foremost, my children make me happy. I have two wonderful daughters who are both cut from very different cloths, but what is life if it is not interesting? To some, they are amazed as to how wonderful and brilliant my oldest child is, but they fail to realize that we are all on different paths, and the younger one has just taken a different route. Mine is a modern day family; my husband and me, plus two daughters, each one from each of our previous relationships. We all have different last names. We love every day. My mother's saying has always been, "You can't spoil a child with love," and I try to live by that rule. Some of my greatest belly laughs have been created by one of my two daughters. How is it that we can live so well mentally? Well happy does it!
02-01-11 My happy for this date is the love of my life, my husband. I can only express to you that I had no idea what love was until I met him. He makes me laugh. He makes me smile. He also makes me want to throw things at him and question why I married him in the first place. Oh, the love that I have for him is always undeniable. My kids have two people who they can look at/up to to understand struggle and love. I think that I would never be who I am today without him in my life.
03-01-11 They don't even realize it but having pets(in my case cats) also causes a great deal of happiness. We as pet owners tend to treat our pets like little humans. We personify their behaviour. My cats make me happy. At least once a day they will do something that will make me laugh out loud.
04-01-11 I know that a lot of the fitness experts would look down on me for this one, but I love a good cup of hot coffee. The best cup I get is usually from home. I find that the action of drinking a cup of coffee relaxes me and puts me into a happy place. I am content with the place and I enjoy that place. One expression I use quite often is "being able to breathe". It is not just the literal sense of it, it is the being able to be present in the space that you occupy. Being aware of things around you, but not allowing the distractions to take you away from that moment. When I get a great cup of coffee, I can feel the heat from the side of the mug. I put my nose/face over the steam coming out of the cup. I inhale. Then I will take a drink. It sounds like a love story, with so much detail, but that is my happy, a great cup of coffee.
05-01-11 Who would not be happy with great tasting food? I love the taste of all sorts of food. I don't know why I get so much pleasure from eating food, but there is just something about the melody that mixtures of flavours can create. Hot and Spicy. Sweet and Sour. Bitter and Mellow. When my palate is guessing what the creation is, my happy moment occurs.
06-01-11 Great converations with wonderful friends will always be a great pick me up. I find that when I am comfortable with friends, I may notice that I could probably talk for hours. Our conversations are never boring, and having friends helps me emotionally and mentally. I truly do love my friends.