What it is in your life that brings you joy/happiness/contentment.
I love to hear a child’s laughter, you know those resounding spontaneous giggles. It just warms my heart.
Never having had kids of my own, it was good to see my foster kids happy.
I remember one foster lad I had over Christmas and his face almost split in two with pleasure when he realised the gift of a ghetto blaster was his to keep, not just for the duration of his stay. That was my Christmas present from him, totally priceless.
They say money cannot buy you happiness, to which I add it just allows you to live in stylish misery.
Sadly we cannot live without it, so having enough with a bit of a cushion is sufficient for me to be content. Material things are all well and good, but living on the boat taught me a lot about what really matters and what we truly need as to what we think we should have.
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, but every day I am indeed thankful for so much, for our home, Hubby, my music, our health (all 2½ of us), my mother’s care, friends and distant family.
A genuine smile lights up an entire face, bringing forth an inner glow that radiates from the eyes and into the cheeks as the corners of the mouth lift.
It’s free, exercises more muscles than a frown, and the government can’t tax it.
Hope I’ve made you smile today.