Daily Archives: September 12, 2012

Happiness is…

This post is inspired by Tammy’s most recent post on Rowdy Kittens, Happiness is…

happiness is this, a picture from earlier this morning

Happiness is a good night’s sleep.

Happiness is a return to wellness after illness or dis-ease.

Happiness is lots of rain after the longest, driest spell.

Happiness is another day with him, with all three of them.

Happiness is a warm shower, a long nap, a good meal and a glass of cold, clean water.

Happiness is pancakes for lunch on a day when you didn’t think you’d be able to eat anything.

Happiness is sharing something meaningful and true, and having it inspire or comfort someone else.

Happiness is quiet, but sometimes it’s as loud as the biggest full body laugh or your favorite song on the radio turned way up.

Happiness is clean laundry.

Happiness is a safe place to put your truth–even better if that safe place is the gentle open heart of another.

Happiness is a cool morning, and wool socks and slippers, and a long, thick purple fleece bathrobe.

Happiness is great, awesome, feels good, but it’s not as important as love or kindness or courage.

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish to reflect on?

The reality of impermanence, the truth of change, the inevitability of death.

The nature of fear, the ways it lies, confuses and distorts the truth, but also the opportunity that shaky, raw feeling presents, to choose to experience reality instead, to stop running away and avoiding life as it is.

Courage and bravery, what it means to live life with your whole heart, open and present, vulnerable and yet incredibly powerful.

The qualities of self-love and self-care, what it means to fully practice them.

The qualities of joy and rest, what it means to fully embody, manifest them.

Health, wellness, and sanity, and how to cultivate, practice them.