A couple months ago, one of the kids’ teachers said to me, “You’re always so happy.” I laughed, because I certainly don’t always feel that way. But on the days when I’m not feeling especially happy about something, I choose joy. I like that she said that about me, and that that’s one of the outward perceptions I might project.
There was a stunning sunset one night last week and as I uploaded the picture, a friend mentioned that she saw the sunset and thought of me. She wanted to know if that was weird. Heck no! I love that she saw something happy, and that she knew I’d be all over it, and thought of me.
I frequently get e-mails with photos of rainbows that readers have spotted somewhere, or accidental heart-shaped things that they’ve come across during their day. And I love that those things remind people of me.
As I wore a second shirt with sequins on it to work this week, one of my co-workers said she’s going to call me “Sparkles.” Hey, I can whine with the best of them, so I’ll take it!
Sometimes, being happy comes easy. It requires no effort. It just is.
Some days, it means making a conscious decision.
And then? Then, I choose joy.
The above picture was taken one morning this week, on the way to take Nick to school. I love the bright sunshine peeking through the raindrops on the car window. It seemed like the perfect spot to put one of my favorite mantras.
Have a wonderful, joy-filled weekend, my loves. xoxo