Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happiness is.....

Ah yes........happiness. That emotion that sometimes eludes us but cannot be easily or simply described because it IS different things to different people.

Some facts in my life.

Happiness is......sleepily getting up in the morning to sit on "the throne", doing a "courtesy flush" while still sitting and discovering that your grandchild has once again plugged the toilet by using too much paper and even though your bottom is wet you're happy it did not spill over onto the floor.

Happiness is.....having a co-worker invite you to a picnic at their place for the first time and discovering that her entire house is carpeted in WHITE plush and discovering that your grandchild, you or any of your family didn't spill a drop of anything anywhere.

Happiness is......composing a document for the boss that he needs desperately that day and after a test print, the only color printer in the building literally falls apart and breaks before you can print it on parchment but your test print page will do nicely once framed.

Happiness is.....observing the obnoxious young woman who nearly killed herself running to get in line for the ATM ahead of me discover that she left her ATM card in her car.

Happiness is.....breaking the strap on your purse and after more than a few cuss words manage to locate another purse at the back of your closet and discover a $20 bill in one of the pockets.

And finally..... happiness is......taking your 10 year old granddaughter to a farm to pet some horses and feed them carrots and have her hug you later that night and exclaim that it was the most "life changing" event that had ever happened to her.  (what can I say, she does lean toward dramatic descriptions).

Hope you, too, can find some happiness in everyday events.....that's what it's all about.

8 comments:

Linda@VS said...

I loved this post, Val. Happiness is a fuel-efficient emotion, isn't it? Little moments of happiness scattered through the day can keep my smile-engine running almost around the clock. Now please excuse me while I go rummage in my closet for old purses. :)

Peruby said...

Ah, yes. I have a house full of people again and I cringe each time I flush the toilet.

ain't for city gals said...

Yes, I truly believe the hokey pokey is really what it is all about! love the atm moment!

Happyone said...

Happiness for me is my morning walk. : )

lotta joy said...

Oh Val. I think this is your best post ever! Your happiness gave me happiness. And soon, AC will not be necessary....uh.....does their furnace work?

glnroz said...

... I just DID,,,,thanks, glenn

Jamie said...

Love you. MISS you. Hugs and junk. :)

Maria said...

I once found an unchecked lottery ticket in the pocket of some jeans that I had worn once and then slipped back into my drawer. The next time I went to the grocery store, I checked the ticket and was astounded to find that I had won 100 bucks!