Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.

I feel like this time of the year gets a little rough for people.

We are still feeling the winter cold, the dark skies are hovering but every once and a while we get a glimpse of spring, the snow starts to melt and the icicles drip. Our head hits the pillow and we wake up to another cold morning. We are being teased, making the last stretch of cold even more difficult to tolerate.

It seems like an endless, hopeless path. We sit in the purgatory between holidays. Christmas was last year and the next vacation opportunity isn't even in sight. The only glimmer of hope is a tax return check that is never as big as you hoped. "Stuff" seems more expensive than usual and the savings account seems smaller.

This is the time we think about what really makes us happy.

Rolling down the windows of my car on a crisp spring night blaring my music while driving and singing along on an empty country road.

Color coordinating my closet.

Finishing a book, smiling.

Laughing until I cry with my best friends.

So? What makes you happy? Now is the time to figure it out.

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1 comment:

  1. Great blog, really well written. Things that make me happy: Seeing my children get along well, seeing my children happy, happy puppies that greet me at the door, getting money in the mail I didn't expect, funny people that make me laugh. I'm ready for spring too, but I've been through this enough times to know spring will come, sooner or later. I can wait it out. I scoff at mother nature "You shall not defeat me, you can not control my mood, I shall be glorious". Sometimes, I don't wear a coat in rebellion.

    Many times, this time of year, I remember a day in early March when you were 3 or 4. The weather was beautiful, especially for March. The neighbors all gathered in Kneppers driveway, like bears coming out of hibernation. We were coatless. Jessica, Amanda and you were playing with the hats, mittens, and scarves that were still in the car, as Cindy cleaned out her car. I'm sure there were plenty of cold days after that one, but it gave us the light at the end of the tunnel we needed that year. I could use a light right now. The sun was rather bright yesterday afternoon.