I remember when Dan and I were in the beginnings of our dating relationship. We were discussing love and what it means, what it is. (Ah, young love and all of the glorious time we had on our hands to discuss it!) We both agreed that love isn't a feeling.....yes, feelings go along with it but it really isn't about how you feel. Mature, long lasting, true love is a choice. We make the decision to love one another even when its hard or inconvenient or the other person has been eating mass quantities of bean soup and has horrific gas. We love and continue on because that is what we chose to do, that is the commitment we made. I think the state of happiness is very similar to the state of love. If we choose to be content in small things, the everyday mundane things then we are sure to find happiness which will make the big & awesome things in life even bigger and more awesome.
This is something that I need to work on and get better at. Recognizing the remarkable in the mundane of my life. Choosing happiness. Because the alternative is significantly less happy!
I know.....total nonsensical ramblings. It made perfect sense in my head. To make up for the random, here are a few things that make me immensely happy right now:
Lots and lots of felt hearts
I have big plans for these.....stay tuned
Good books that are free from the library
Our new gizmo that we traded my old camera for
This man who loves his family more than anything
and who might or might not be consuming a lot of bean soup
This cross stitch that belonged to my grandma that I finally put up
Clean and colorful diapers
Living in the south and drinking Cheer Wine
My precious babies
A basket full of painted hearts that will soon be hanging in our living room
And a sweet girl who got a cleaning wipe all by herself
and asked if she could clean my computer!
She did an excellent job