I have had a rough couple of
I won't list all the stupid girlie details...but let just say there have been one too many of the following--
shutting myself in the bathroom, crying on the toilet...no not while actually "going"
times I yelled at my boys
getting my feelings hurt
giving myself an ulcer about coming up with something "cool" for my blog
eating ice cream for dinner *see item #1
So I am sure you get the point.
Last night after putting my sweet little men in bed I walked into our room and our computer was in the sleep mode. SO, you might be thinking to yourself, what has this got to do with anything?? Well our sleep mode does a slide show, randomly, of every single picture on our hard drive, if you know me, you know that is A LOT.
The first picture was one of me and my Oldest Little Man when he was about 18 months. Geez I looked pretty blissfully happy. Not to mention, younger, fresher, more awake...haha.
I just sat there mesmerized as picture after picture came up. The longer I sat and the more pictures I saw, the more things I remembered. The longer I sat there, the bigger my smile got.
I soon thought to myself why the cryface lately, I have got so much to be happy about.
SO I am going to write it all down. I am going to put a copy of it on my fridge, a copy of it by my computer, and a copy in the bathroom...kidding!
Since pictures led to my epiphany, I wanted to share a few of my HAPPINESS list items in pictures.
-My first born. The first little man that officially made me a momma.
Seeing him go from a wee one to this...
a smart, intelligent, insightful, sensitive boy.
-My second born. The complete and utter joy that the simplest things can give him...
like a banana...okay or ANY food, or...
running. Always running. Outside. Inside. Probably in his sleep.
-My smallest one. Being LOVED so much he never wants me out of his sight/reach (unless Dad is there OF COURSE). He expresses his feelings so easily...
-The little boy who...
was a GOOD little man...
and is now a GREAT man, a loving husband, and the best father.
These are just a few of the many HAPPY things making my list, a list I hope I will take time to add to daily.
Some days are dreary, full of laundry, poopy bums, bad hair, no showers, m&m's for breakfast, 3 hours of sleep, someone not liking you and those days are inevitable...
It is how we get through them and why we get through them that makes the difference. It is the rainbow after the storm...heck it is the rainbow AND the pot of gold. I hope you take some time and think about your rainbow and pot of gold...what's on your HAPPINESS list?