Unless you are suffering a hardship that has turned your heart to coal and you sacrifice lemurs as a sport…. Children should always make you thankful for life.
They used to tell me that babies are angels on earth. I did not believe that until I had my daughter. The days I used to marvel at her were many… And I still do, even now as she is very nutty 4yr old. Children represent hope, they represent everything that was beautiful and loving within you.
To watch them discover the world, it makes me thankful and grateful to be alive.
They used to always say “happiness” is fleeting. I understand deeply. You look over your life during the hard times… And the fun times, the times when you felt loved, the times when you felt pure joy emanate from your core… Those times seem few and far between. Fleeting.
I like to recycle my happy thoughts, but I am too easily sucked into living in the past. So how do you harness happiness in the now?
I have no clue… Yet I heard from a very happy person, it can be done.
Today, I will end the night on a happy note. My four year old and ten year old Patterdale are my source of love, laughter and happiness. I now look back on those moments of joy and realize I had to go through all those moments to get here and make new moments.
So now at least I have taught myself how to be more appreciative of new happy memories and to make each day count towards a new arsenal if happy films inside my head.