What makes you happy? I chose to write a little about this today because it is a question that most of us don’t stop to ask ourselves. It may even catch you off guard, as it did me the first time I was asked. At first, I had trouble answering it. I had to think about it for awhile.
For me, happiness is the simple things. I am happy when my loved ones are safe and happy. It makes me happy when our bills are paid up. I am happy when there is enough money to do what I enjoy doing. But…what truly makes my soul happy or, in other words, what simple things in life, that aren’t expensive, gives you joy or makes you feel good?
Being creative makes me feel content. I enjoy starting something from scratch and seeing it come to life.I enjoy writing.
I cannot tell you where I would be without laughter. It has gotten me through the toughest times in my life. I can be having a terrible day and laughing makes it better. Hearing others laugh makes me feel good.
Reading is another joy of mine. When I read a book, I travel to places I’ve never been.
Another simple joy is taking drives out into the country. I just drive and see where the various small roads take me. Then, I use my GPS to help me find my way home. You’d be surprised at the beauty you will find. Also, I take my cell phone with me and take pictures of the old homes, the barns, cattle, fields, scenery, and whatever else that captures my attention along the way.
It is important to know what simple things make us happy. Why? Because, it is during the stressful, dark times that we can turn to what makes us happy and utilize them to help alleviate some of the darkness; some of the stress. It lessens some of the burden so that we have more mental energy to cope with what we are facing.
So, in conclusion, what brings you joy? What makes you happy? Please share.