So much about this week made me understand where my happiness lies. It is found in simplicity. In sitting at the table and colouring with my children. Going for hikes. Cuddling in the morning. Reading stories. Making good food for them. Holding hands. Prayers. Nights spent knitting. Time listening to my daughter play her harp. Moments of laughter shared with my son. It is watching them blaze through developmental stages I was told they’d never reach. It is biking at the park, sitting in the garden and dancing in the kitchen. My happiness is nothing complex at all. It doesn’t lie in my bank account, planning for retirement, renovating a house or taking a holiday. It is the day-in-day-out togetherness. It is the proof we have each other, for eternity.
Yes, this week I will always remember colouring (twice!) at the table with my children and their very sweet words of encouragement “good job, Mama” and “ooooh, I like how you coloured that flower”. I hope I use this happy memory to find many more moments to tune out the noise and just spend time together. Even if all we do is colour.
What made you happy this week?