I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately in my musings on the rest of my life. What do I enjoy, and what do I want to do?
I don’t want to go into happiness. Happiness is a state of being, a balance of attitude, will, circumstance and emotion.
It’s midnight on a Monday, I can’t sleep, but I’m not ‘unhappy’. If it was Sunday 2 am and no sleep, I could be profoundly unhappy about that. Capricious, I know.
What puts a smile on your face, a sigh in your breath, a contentment to your soul?
So….what is it?
For me, I love to sneak up on the day. The thought of waking up before the sun to watch it rise, brings profound enjoyment.
Great conversations with witty, intelligent people keep me going for a long time.
I’ve recently discovered I adore Zumba! It is the biggest kick to learn new routines, and have fun while working out. I just grin from ear to ear with sweat pouring down my face.
Random acts of kindness to strangers…I was at the grocery store, and in the parking lot there was a man struggling with putting the groceries in his truck and a rambunctious toddler. He got the groceries in, but was wrangling the little girl into her car seat. I put his cart up for him when I took mine to the cart rack. When I walked back he thanked me and had a huge smile on his face. It was a little thing, but It was nice, it did us both good, and cost absolutely nothing.
Preparing a special meal means enjoyment for me. Taking time to put love in my food for my family.
Writing holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy putting words together, expressing myself as simply as possible. The last two years on WordPress has been a blast, and I’ve come a very long way since my first post!
So many people don’t understand me at all. I’m not sure why, I’m pretty simple. But when I find someone who ‘gets me’, oh my word, am I over the moon!
I enjoy laughter. I found a funny “Friends” snippet between Chandler and Joey. I laughed till I had tears running down my face! My husband had no clue why I thought it was so funny, I must have needed that laugh.
Well I guess in light of all this I need a job where I can get up early, cook, talk to great people, laugh, and be kind to strangers.
I’ll be down at the IHop filling out my application when the sun comes up.
What do you enjoy? What makes you smile?