Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gloriously Happy in This Moment

I don't want to talk about all the junk going on in my life right now. I really don't. I doubt you want to hear about the soccer games schedule conflicts, the colds, the hubby out of town, my cough, the jerky medical records company that won't return my phone calls, the impending onslaught of visitors this weekend, the birth certificate and SS card problems, 12 loads of laundry, my over-eating, taxes, the massive stress I'm facing, or how I still have a lot to do before tomorrow.

I know I don't.

Instead, let's talk about positive awesomeness. I'm going to write about what is making me gloriously happy in this moment. Because I am. Gloriously happy. In this moment. I truly believe, as I have learned many times, that happiness is not found in a constant state of being --happiness is found in the fleeting moments. Indeed, that is where joy is found. Peace can be found constantly, but joy? It jumps and skips. But hey, at least it's around, eh?

I am gloriously happy in this moment because:

*The baby is starting to smile! Is there anything more joyful than an infant smiling?

*The sun is shining and I can see the green grass pushing out the yellow.

*General Conference is in two days! I <3 General Conference. To listen to living, breathing, authority-given Prophets and Apostles?? Yes, please!

*My body is pretty much completely recovered from childbirth.

*My walls are full of photos of my beautiful family; my husband, my kids, my nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, parents. And nearby are paintings of Jesus Christ, the Temple, my children praying, a beautiful cottage in a lavender field...

*The memory of last night at #2's soccer game, talking with a friend I haven't seen for a while, and hearing her thank me, very emotionally, for writing what I do on this blog about Depression. Not because she has suffered from it (still does, like me), but because I felt honored and humbled to have helped her.

*My two year old laughing and laughing and laughing...

*Looking at these photos.

*I actually finished writing thank you cards for everyone who helped me this month with the new baby and my kids --only two left to deliver!

*The scent of lavender, lemon, peppermint, and eucalyptus is in the air...

What is making you gloriously happy in this moment? Think of at least one thing and share...

4 comments:

SewSara said...

I juzt gave greta a bath and her hair is fluffy. She's a falling asleep while nursing now. Shes making me feel very happy :)

holmesfamily8 said...

I admire your positive attitude! I remember being in that boat- somewhat. After I had #7 and 8, dh was travelling alot, I was recovering from a c section and dealing with a new house, bills, 6 other kids etc. I had lots to complain about but when you have a new baby ( or two) it is nothing short of miraculous and the source of pure joy. Life is rough- but when you can smile at the simple joys it is all worth it.

Cheryl said...

I am having family in town to visit this weekend. General conference is coming! Our weather is glorious right now and my ward is amazing and united and a true family, it has become that way through massive trials and adversity, but the fruits of those hardships is incredible to see.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I just watched a movie with my dad. I know it sounds small, but it's been years since we last watched a movie together. (Maybe even over a decade?) It was also cool because it is one of his all-time fave movies. Watching with him was even better than watching with the director's commentary, he knows all kinds of info...my Daddy is the human Google. :)