Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today I Give You...A Little Happiness

I thought I'd break away from my "normal" posts today and just write a little about things that make me happy. In no particular order: My children: They are the light of my life and the beauty in my day. My biggest happiness comes when I step in the door at night after a long day at work and hear Little Bit's voice exclaim happily, "Mommy's home!" Then, shortly thereafter, she is at my feet with her arms upraised wanting me to pick her up and love on her. And Kiddo coming around the corner with some project or other in his hand, giving me one of his famous Kiddo bear hugs (all arms, legs, and squeezing) and then showing me what he has been busily working on all afternoon. Or, the sweet kisses I get when I tuck them in at night and hear them both say, "I love you, Mommy!" These things make my heart swell with happiness. Finishing a Crossword Puzzle or a Celebrity Cipher in the newspaper. It gives me an odd sense of satisfaction mixed with something like, "Hey! I know more than I give myself credit for!" Warm, breezy nights and twinkling stars. Even better when said nights and stars are by the rolling surf of an ocean and the faint scent of wet sand. Light & Writing (a.k.a. Fine Little Love). Her blog just gives me chills. In fact, today's post was inspired by the beauty she posts every day. It's a little slice of joy each morning while I'm sipping my coffee and organizing my day. Cloud Nine Creations. She's so incredibly creative it just blows me away. I would never think to do some of the things she does and she does them with such class and charm. Sunday's Pearl (a.k.a. Practicing Poetry). A new blog, but an old friend. She's moved away from dark and sadness into things that make her heart sing and I just love her to death. Her writing makes me feel. It doesn't matter what it makes me feel, it just makes me feel. Ya know? A good cup of coffee. Hubby and I were just discussing this last night when he queried, "Do you ever notice that some coffee leaves a bad taste in your mouth and some doesn't? Why is that, do you think? Cheap coffee vs. good coffee?" Probably. Mint Chocolate anything. I've discussed this before and probably don't need to say another word about it. A shiny sink, a sparkling bathroom and freshly laundered clothes. I'm constantly in search of these things and have only found them on occasion, but when I do, it certainly makes me smile hugely! When Hubby comes up behind me and just puts his arms around me and squeezes. A silent "I love you" that doesn't require any words. I live for this. Hope this brought a little happiness into YOUR day because I know how much even thinking about these things brought happiness to mine. TTFN JMS

4 comments:

Pearl said...

Beautiful, my dear. Post, list, you- simply beautiful!

Karrie said...

Very sweet! Your life is full of love and happiness..Can't get any better then that! :)

Light and Writing said...

Oh Jen this squeezed my heart! Thank you so much! I feel lost a bit b/c I have been checking in on your photo blog and didn't think you were posting much. I don't know why I missed this blog, I need to bookmark all of yours, what was I thinking?! It's wonderful and will be a routine stop for me now! I truly think you have a way with words that helps people see in their minds exactly what you are trying to portray! That is rare. You are a lovely lady and I am flattered you would have me in a list of such happy things!
with love, em

Joanna Goddard said...

i love your sweet words about your children! that makes my heart swell :)