07 Jul Simply happiness
While mentally contemplating some big life decisions last week, I asked my 2.5 year old daughter, hypothetically, “What should mommy do that would make me the happiest?” I didn”t expect an answer. But in all seriousness, she looked at me and said, “Let’s make silly faces!” And she proceeded to stick out her tongue, blow out her cheeks and roll her eyes at me. Her innocent mind didn”t jump to money, security or career path. It simply went to something that would make her happy right at that moment – silly faces.
As adults, we are so focused on our station in life – how much money we have, what possessions we own, what our job is – that we forget that usually it is the simplest things in life that can make us the most happy. A silly face, reading a good book, playing with a pet – these are all easy things that bring us joy – even if it’s just for five minutes.
But how can we sustain this happiness beyond those five minutes?
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