Little is needed for happiness…


After our homeschool day was done, we all decided to jump in the pool.  We were all in there laughing, playing, and just talking up a storm.  I was just enjoying being with my children, and realizing how cool they really are. 

I was holding my youngest daughter and just skimming her feet along the surface of the water.  Back and forth, back and forth.  She loved to see the ripples her little toes made.  She smiled and gasped in amazement.  Back and forth, back and forth.  

It occurred to me in that moment how little one actually needs, to be happy.  There was nothing special about today.  We didn’t leave the house at all.  We didn’t spend a single penny.  Noone asked for anything new, noone complained about not having enough… the only thing that was asked for was time.  

Even though as a mom I don’t always feel like playing a candy land marathon, or reading a book for the 3rd time in a row, I am so thankful that I am able to be here, even if I am just watching or listening. 

Tonight, the house has fallen quiet as one by one my kids have knodded off.  I am thankful that I get to be here to know that each night, like clock work, my youngest falls asleep first, then my daughter.  My son stays awake just long enough to let me know that everyone else has fallen asleep.  He goes back into his room and soon after he is sound asleep as well. 

I do not take this for granted because life can change so quickly, and you just never know what is coming next.  I am so thankful for this night… & how little it takes to be truly happy.

4 thoughts on “Little is needed for happiness…

  1. So true. My little girl has been sick and we had to take her to the ER the other night with a high temperature. Life can change so fast. We have to cherish all the little moments. All the little things that bring us happiness. And be thankful for every moment we have with our kids.

    • Hi 🙂
      How is your daughter now? Moments like those you described always remind me how delicate our lives really are… so easy to take health for granted. So easy to take people in our lives for granted too. Yet it is in those very moments that remind me just how much they mean to me, & then when we are all healthy & together I realize more readily how precious it really is! Will be praying for your little girl!!! (((Hug))) Rae ❤

      • She seems to be doing better now. Her fever finally broke and she is acting more like herself. The doctor said it will be a few more days before she is all better. She’s not eating or drinking much, but at least she’s sleeping well again. Baby steps. All I want to do is hug and kiss her, and tell her how much I love her. 🙂

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