I woke up this morning rather early to call in to get my subbing straightened out. So now I can't fall back asleep! I sit and contemplate the meaning of happiness with the following thoughts:
What is happiness? Is it the bliss of Steven's good morning kiss? I have seen it in a newborn's face, I can feel it's warmth from the sun's reflective gaze, I feel it when I kneel to pray, I have heard it in my sister's voice, Some say they can find it in something tangible, Like a trendy purse, or a pair of vintage converse, I haven't found fulfillment in material things, I suppose I am a simple girl, I find joy in the blue sky, Feeling the wind on my face, Seeing a gorgeous sunset.....painted it seems just for me, The taste of a cream-sicle on a warm summer day, I find I could wake up every morning with a smile on my lips, With the love of my family, my God, and good friends, I guess I will feel fulfillment if I have been grateful for everything I have been given, It's not so much living day to day, But trying to share your love with those that need it most, I know it's crazy to think that happiness is a simple recipe, I'm just a simple girl, I know I will always be, One who is grateful for the ocean's majesty, I look at my memories as pearls in my minds treasure chest, I know that happiness is within everyone's grasp, It comes from reaching out, Lending a listening ear, Trying to step outside of selfishness, Quieting the voices that say "It can't be done", Always pushing myself to be a little better, So that in the quiet moments as I reflect, I realize that happiness can truly abound, If love is found.
I dedicate this blog to those that love life and aren't afraid to dream big........anything is possible! So to all my friends and family that scatter the vast global community.....I promise to post the minute and sometimes exciting days of my life. I may not be brilliant or beautiful.....but my friends say that I do have a good portion of wit and sassafras!