Thursday, October 9, 2008

I choose to be happy....


     There are a lot of reasons to feel apprehensive, worried and uncertain...but I still choose to be happy.  Yes the economy seems to be in free fall, retirement income is certainly dwindling, but in all things we have choices.  We can choose to spend the day feeling out of control, or grasp on to all of the things that bring  joy to our lives.  I have chosen to do the later.
     So today I am going to spend part of my day enjoying simple pleasures like old copies of Victoria magazine, reading the third book of the "Blossom Street" series, sipping a cup of tea and nibbling on some homemade peanut butter cookies.
    Of course it helps to make the day more joyful if you have a sweet kitten on your lap.  I hope all of you find things to make your day equally happpy.  We can't control all things, but we can choose to find joy in small things.  
     

2 comments:

jkboller said...

I'm doing my best, cousin! But then Mr. Doom and Gloom comes home...he's out there seeing it first hand, unfortunately.

But I do have my knitting...and my dog at my side.

Meghan Hein said...

Thanks Mama,

That's a good lesson for me to hear. I need to take a breath and look at my student's with our Father's eyes. Not my own. I sure do love you.

Meg