One thing I have learned is that happiness is not something that is given to us once and then we have it forever. Happiness is a process, just like gardening. I have to plant the seeds by finding out which things bring me joy and happiness. Then I have to water and nurture the seeds by doing self-care and making time to do the things that make me happy. And even within this process there will be times that the blooms of one flower may fade whether from a new circumstance in my life or a need for change to my routine.
Eventually, if I get my garden planted well with a variety of things, something will always be blooming. For me, this is the same as happiness. As Spring kicks off today, I ask myself again, "what makes me happy?"
I'm grateful for my gratitude practice. I'm grateful for Spring's arrival. I'm grateful the weather is playing along with the calendar start of Spring, at least for today. I'm grateful for the daffodils and crocus in my garden. I'm grateful for my daughter's smiles and laughter. I'm grateful for time outside and long evening walks. I'm grateful for the sounds of birds playing outside my window. I'm grateful to have the windows open and the fans blowing. I'm grateful for International Day of Happiness!
What makes you happy? What are you grateful for today? How can you nurture your happiness?
May today bless us with lots of smiles and sunshine. May we make time to do what makes us happy. Have a beautiful day!