Monday, February 09, 2009

Happiness has found me

I have been dwelling on things I do not like. The top 2 things: taking E to his test tomorrow, and being so tired all the time.

In spite of that, I have turned a corner today. I still want to get tomorrow over with, but I feel happier in general. I think it may be for these reasons.
  • I look forward to seeing M when he wakes up from his nap.
  • I laugh more than I used to. Especially during the pregnancy. I never realized how grouchy I was until I got de-pregoed. (Sheepish smile at M and R.)
  • I snuggle E and don't even mind that he is approaching the 6 week peak of fussiness. I think his crying face is so adorable. Poor little man!
  • I feel satisfaction getting laundry, dishes, cleaning, book-reading, and various chores done.
  • I am walking more lately and not sore.
  • M brings toys to E when E is crying.
  • I am doing yoga and living more in the moment.
  • I take time during the day to meditate and breathe.
  • I love it when M says "I love you, too!"
  • M says funny things on a regular basis.
  • I talk to my sister on the phone and hear my funny nephew V talk about things.
  • I enjoy, as always, talking to R at the end of the day.
  • I feel freed from previous stresses. I have had the courage to let certain things go.
  • Today has been rainy. This always puts me in a great mood. Weird?
  • E stops crying sometimes when M talks to him.
  • All the members of the family are on the mend from being sick last week. We are all much happier=I am happier.
  • I am handling the cloth diapering like a pro if I do say so myself.
  • I have good friends.
  • I am reading good books: "Strangers in Paradox" and "Peace is Every Step"
  • I have fun things planned this year: a few women's retreats, a trip to UT, a trip to CA. Hopefully we can swing all that :)
Today is a good day.


McDonalds said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the rain too. Have a nice rainy day!

k said...

I'm so glad! It always makes me feel happy and snuggly and book-reading-y.

Hubers said...

Glad things are lookin' up!
Have a good one!

Kristi said...

Let's hear it for HAPPINESS...Hip! Hip! Hooray!!!

I am happy to hear that you have a LONG list of things that bring you JOY! I think that I shall make a reminder list for myself the next time I'm feeling overwhelmed and a little blue. You are an inspiration!! :)

Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

HW said...

I love finding happiness--especially unexpectedly. I'm glad you are these days. I need to see more pics of your baby too.