Happiness. How many of us can say we are truly happy? It is something we all strive to be, but somehow we are so over scheduled and inundated with “stuff” that perhaps we allow the simple pleasures in our lives to slip through our hands. Have you ever really just thought about what might make you feel completely content? When I think about my source of happiness I immediately think of family and quality time spent together. However, the reality is that whether we like it or not, chores, shopping, cooking, cleaning, appointments, and stressing over financial security in an unstable time makes me anxious and can burden my wishes to truly feel content. It is something I work on daily. I want so much to de-clutter my life as much as possible of the things that create this heavy load on my shoulders. As a mom I have learned to “let go” of certain things that I may think need to get done (dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc.) so that I can play with Little Chick. I don’t want these things to take away from moments to be happy and to do fun things. But I am seriously evaluating the "big picture" of unnecessary stresses I can eliminate at home and in my life in order to make more room for being content. We are only on this ride once. Better make it as happy as can be!
The picture above is Little Chick on her second birthday. She had a full day of family, partying and cake and so much fun! That is one content Little Chick! I can't believe her birthday is coming up next week already!