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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Living the good life

I appreciate seeing the sun rising behind the mountains every morning when I drive to work. I face east to pull into the parking lot and I'm nearly blinded by the light, but I can't keep from looking. The sunlight shines down over the multi-colored mountains like a veil. It is so beautiful.

I also love seeing birds fly from treetops and power lines as if the music in my car prompted them to do so. Can you picture it? Can you hear it? The music swells and at the exact same moment, a whole flock takes flight and rises into the sky. It is so beautiful.

When I get home, it's darker than I'd like, but I see a little black head in the front window, waiting for me to pull into the driveway. When I walk in the door, she grabs the nearest chew toy so she can show me how tough she is. I am also greeted by a tired and hungry husband who wants to hug me and chat about the day that's fading away. We get to sit down at the table and eat dinner together. It is so beautiful.

I didn't see these things for so long. I know I keep reiterating that fact, but I can't emphasize enough how important it is to find your happiness. Sometimes you have to fight for it. Sometimes you have to wait 9 months until you find a new job. Sometimes you have to talk yourself out of sad feelings, and sometimes you have to let someone help when you can't find the right words.

For now, I have found my happiness. And one of the best parts is that I know there is more. There will always be more. I can see that now. Just like I see the mountains, the sun, the birds, my Maddie-bug and my husband so much clearer than before.

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  1. i'm so glad that your happy and that the new job is going so well for you! I am wierd and i make a wish on the time for example at 11:11 or 2:22 and last night probably about 11:11 i went to make a wish and i couldn't think of anything that i really was in want or need of, things are finally feeling secure and predicatable again and honestly i'm happy too again, and you really can learn to appreicate the everyday beautiful things around you.

  2. Isn't it amazing how glorious and refreshing a simple meal with your husband can be?

  3. It is amazing what can make a day better. It's nice to feel content and to have meal time with family. Physical nourishment as well as emotional. That's what it is!


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