What Happiness Means to Me

So many seek it, but even more seem to never find it.
I choose to find it. In as many things that I do as humanly possible.
Happiness comes in so many forms, but today? Today happiness looked like this…
…watching Luca touch grass for the first time in his life.
…the look on Jonah’s face the first time he blew a bubble all by himself.
…the sunshine beating down on my face for the first time in months.
…driving home with the window down the entire way.
…little arms wrapping the whole way around me after school today.
…gigantic gummy smiles upon seeing my face when I got home.
…hearing “Ree (read) Mama?” over and over again.
…soft little hands patting my head as we snuggled on the rocker before bed.
Happiness doesn’t always look the same, but today, I am blessed and thankful it looked the way it did.
What made you happy today?

P.S. – A group of bloggers have gotten together to start a little online blogging group to share advice, get feedback, and support each other. We’ve decided once a month to all write a post on the same topic. Below you’ll find links to all of the wonderful ladies in the group so that you can read about what happiness means to them, too. I highly encourage you to check them out – you might find some new favorite blogs!

24 thoughts on “What Happiness Means to Me

  1. I love this 🙂 It's so important to take the time to be in the moment and remember the little moments like these. Those are the times that make me the happiest too. Today it was napping curled up on the couch with my little girl.

  2. Okay, first of all these pictures are so precious! Second, I can't wait until Henry is able to run and play around all day long in the grass like that. He's close, and by the end of the summer I bet he'll be there 🙂

  3. What a cutie! Such a sweet post! Definitely cuddles with my kids this morning has made me happy today 🙂

  4. This is the sweetest post I have read all day, thank you for the encouragement to focus on happiness! Today is a worn-out, stressful kind of morning and thinking about happiness is definitely called for. Happiness to me is the smile on my families' faces, the ways their eyes light up when they see me, and the little inside jokes that crack us all up. Also, shopping. Shopping is definitely happiness 😉

  5. This is such a great post! I love the pictures! This weekend when all 5 of us where laying in my giant king size bed – that included 2 grown ups, a 15 yr old, an 11 yr old, and a 4 year old – I felt that happiness thrill. We were all together, just hanging out and enjoying each other's company.

  6. These are adorable posts!! My daughter brought me home some artwork she made at school today and sang a new song, made my day!

  7. The kids are totally adorable for sure. I so love the quote on his shirt. It is so true indeed. I don't seek happiness, I find happiness in my children. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love that you thought about how happiness affected you on one particular day. It's such a great way to work gratitude into your life. Those pictures are so sweet 🙂

  9. This post made my day. I love how you found happiness in the simple things of life. Your little one is so cute

  10. It's awesome hearing about people just enjoying life, finding happiness in everything around them. For me, happiness is just spending time with my husband and curling up with a good book.

  11. I've had a migraine most of the day but I did find some happy little moments despite the pain. My 3 year-old daughter spent the morning throwing up but when she was finally feeling better she thanked me over and over for taking care of her and gave me lots of snuggles 🙂

  12. Those are such great shares! After a long winter, I am with you on enjoying the feel of the sunshine (finally)!

  13. This is such a nice post, I absolutely love it. So many of those things are the same for us…. And, you know what, it actually made me stop to consider others that I have on my list.
    I'm glad I dropped by today- I'm feeling very blessed now, thank you 🙂

  14. Aww I love this. I requested to join the group. I love the writing prompt idea. This post is very heartwarming. You're right too. You CHOOSE to find happiness. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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