I couple of weeks ago, I was on a quest to find happiness in the little things. I followed my family around with my cell phone’s camera, took pictures, then documented the results. Not surprisingly, it made me quite happy.
I’m not exactly sure what sparked my sudden interest in seeking out happy little things.
Maybe it’s because I am an overwhelmed mom.
Maybe it’s because total happiness is not genetic.
Maybe it’s because I react before I think, or, conversely, I fail to react at all.
Maybe it’s because I let anger out in all the wrong ways.
Maybe it’s because I am too critical of myself.
Maybe it’s a side effect of knowing that a friend is spending her remaining days on earth bird watching, the ultimate in simple pleasures.
Maybe it’s because life moves too fast. Too many things to do. Too many commitments. Too much stuff. Beauty is all around us, if you take the time to look for it.
I went looking for it over Mother’s Day weekend again…