Happy

There I was standing in the kitchen washing dishes. Clayton was drying dishes and putting them back in their homes. Music was playing. We were half dancing to it and chiming in to the parts we knew. I was laughing about something and then I just was hit with a wave of happiness. I don’t know what induced it. But for whatever reason, in that moment I just felt happy.

And as I was reveling in that feeling, I thought…why don’t I just say it?

So I turned to Clayton and said,”Hey. I’m happy right now.” And it seemed like a weird thing to say in that way.

But then I thought of my little friend Henry (who is 2.5 years old) and how sometimes I’ll hear him say, “Guys, I happy! I happy now.”

It’s way cuter when he says it.

But I decided that I’m going try and be better at acknowledging when I feel happy or when someone makes me feel happy. I’m going to make an effort to pause and give those moments recognition. It is so easy for me to complain and to verbalize how tired, stressed, irritated, etc. I am. Why not do that when I’m having fun, enjoying who I’m with, where I am, or what I’m doing?

What made you happy today?

Love,

Taylor

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Henry and I being happy

4 thoughts on “Happy

  1. I helped a sweet older lady who has lost her hair and has cancer and is needing a wig and her husband accompanied her for support. They were so delightful and still so in love. God bless them and it was such a pleasure to help her at such a difficult time. She tried on a wig and she almost cried because she loved seeing herself with hair again and her husband was so complimentary. They were fun and kind of silly despite it all and when we were done she gave me the biggest squeeze with a big thank you and I felt such a feeling of happiness to see Helen feeling so happy! It was such a warm feeling and I felt blessed!

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