If You're Happy and You Know It
Hold your breath,
Make a wish,
Count to three.I loved this movie as a kid, still do. To me, the idea of going into a room where everything is not only edible, but edible candy, was truly paradise. I thought that nothing would make me happier than having all the chocolate I could eat. As a grown-up, I could eat chocolate all day if I wanted. I now know that this would not make me happy. It would, in fact, make me sick. If you'd asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, other than being a chocolate taster, I would've said, "A mom." That's really all I desired. Be careful what you wish for. Just kidding. I love my job, really. But, as you know, it's a 24/7 occupation. My children do make me happy. Depending on the day, they also make me frustrated, angry, sad, and just plain tired. (I wonder if I have the same effect on my heavenly Mother? Probably.) I try to be patient and revel in the moments when I can get a break. (One of the reasons I love Young Womens- I get a break every week.) Another thing that makes me happy is my Big Hunk. I love spending time with him. I love that he's such a hard worker. I wish he didn't have to work so hard, so we could spend more time together. This weekend- that's what is making me especially happy right now. We're having 2 days without the kids. Being together as a family is great and important, but being together alone is also essential. It makes me a better mom when I can have some time without being a referee/taxi driver/cook/housekeeper/etc. I need time to reconnect with my husband, when we can talk and relax and, well, just be a couple for a day or two. There will most likely be some chocolate, as well. I'm smiling just thinking about it. :0) Tell me, what makes you happy?