Monday, August 31, 2009

30 Days of Happiness :: Day 1

Fellow bloggers and friends, Caren at Bottomland and Kelcey at SweetMess have chosen to notice and record happiness in their daily lives for thirty days.

While enjoying their efforts, I thought, quite grimly, that I could never do this; thinking I could not find daily "happiness" for thirty straight days.

This is a terrible thought, truthful, but terrible and not the person I want to be!

Surely, surely, I am not so un- happy that I can't find one bit of joy to share daily? Reflecting on recent day's events, I searched for the happy moment that I would share if I took this challenge... and lo and behold! I am unhappy!

I would not say that I am depressed or that my life is so terrible in anyway. Neither would I say that it is filled to overflowing with happy, joyous moments. Lately, I guess I do feel stymied and stifled; discontented and frustrated most of the time.

As I said, this is not the person that I want to be nor, indeed, as follower of Christ, should be. I would like to change my perspective, quit staring down the mountains of worries and turn back towards the goodness that permeates my life by way of simply being alive, clothed, fed and sheltered. Isn't that enough to be happy about?

(Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. ~ 1 tim. 6:6-8)

It is because I could use a bit of eye-opening about the happiness that my daily life contains, that I am going to participate in 30 Days of Happiness, too.

Day One:
Starting small and obvious....

Grocery Shopping Complete!

This DOES make me happy!
The work of shopping with little ones is done,
the fridge is full,
and meals for my family are assured,
for at least another week.

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