Thursday, April 26, 2012

Something to Think About

Sometimes in the hectic rush and routine of our daily lives, we often forget to stop and be thankful.

I'm a Pinterest addict, and I 'pinned' a saying the other day.  It says

'I urge you to please notice when you are happy, 
and exclaim or murmur or think at some point 
"If this isn't nice, I don't know what is"' ~ Kurt Vonnegut

I read this and it really resonated with me.  I AM happy.  Happy with my life, happy with my husband, happy with my children.  Happy that we can give them this life of carefree days, no worries, the opportunity for world travel, never needing for anything (although the wanting part - that's what gets them!), always feeling loved, and secure.  I look into those faces, and I see that they are relaxed, and solid.  

We've been through a lot of changes since October.  Changes that, without this solid foundation of our family unit and sticking together, could have easily torn us apart.  Changes that might make someone anxious, yet because we have our cocoon, we were able to endure.  

And it's not over.  Far be it for me to say that our lives will now continue in this same routine, no.  That's not the way our family works.  We enjoy the restless wanderlust that we are faced with.  We enjoy that feeling of having connections all over this earth.  We are secure in the fact that no matter where we go, no matter where we end up, we are together.  

Our children have been bitten by that bug.  They are both itching to go somewhere, especially Wy.  His common question on Thursdays is now: "Are we going to go anywhere this weekend?"  When I tell him no, he answers with "I love our adventures."

I'm happy.  And if this isn't nice, I don't know what is.


~Just B said...

Well said, sister.

I refuse to let anyone suck the happiness from me. And that feels good.

I'm so happy for you. Your family is awesome.

tammy said...

Well said and Ditto what she said.