In addition to getting back to blogging this summer, I have taken on a happiness project. This happiness project is finding my own happiness.
It is funny to me that the this post was saved as a draft back in 2012, so clearly this was something in my mind for quite a long time. This summer is not just on my mind, it is my priority.
After talking with some respected advisors and friends plus reading a few articles, I stocked up on some books and created a space in our home that is a bit of a sanctuary. It is a place where I sit in the morning and write in my journal, read some of my “deal with your shit” books, and/or enjoy a cup of coffee. This space has the most perfect view of our back yard. It is a quiet space without technology.
It has become the place in our home where if I am feeling overwhelmed, I know I can just go sit there for a few minutes and all will be well. My husband even knows this and will encourage me to sit there when he senses that I am stressed.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to listen to a wise woman speak and she shared that it is, “crazy to live life without happy.”
Everyone struggles with misfortunes. It is how we handle the misfortunes that structures our character. The more that I work thru the pains of the past, the more that I choose happy, the happier that I am.
Life is about finding the bright spots. Grateful to have this summer to understand that fully.