And then I cracked04/05/2012 at 4:16 pm | Posted in Happiness is | 5 Comments
I had such good intentions.
Happiness 365 was supposed to be a daily exercise in gratitude. The fulfillment of a New Year’s resolution to be more mindful. Little doses of happiness, from my kids’ sweet faces to a video that gave me goosebumps, made me smile each time I posted them.
But I just couldn’t keep up.
And I often found myself floundering for something publish-able. So much of what brings me joy each day is difficult to put into words or photos. It’s often a fleeting moment with someone I love, or the feeling of sun on my face. And how do you create a whole blog post out of that, without really annoying people?
Plus, life and all its stresses — parenting, work, volunteer commitments, travel, home-making, blogging, exercise — is starting to swallow me up. Cutting out the extras, like I don’t know, a 365 challenge, is one of the keys to happiness apparently. Oh the irony.
This space is a love letter to my family, a creative outlet and a clearinghouse for stuff that inspires me. It’s a rare occasion that happiness isn’t present here, even in those posts about the challenges of motherhood, relationships, life.
So I hope you’ll bear with me as “Happiness 365” becomes “Happiness 243” or whatever may be.
And, as ever, I wish you happiness each and every day. It’s all around us, right?