How to Be Happy

Are we ever really happy? Are we capable of being happy?

When I was working, I wanted to be home with my kids. Now that I am home, I don’t want to be working, but I want…something.

I love watching Patrice play. I love talking to her throughout the day. I am so relieved I am home right now as we battled lice (we have come out the victors) and now are dancing with the stomach virus.

But that’s what I am–home. I don’t go anywhere, I don’t do anything. My claim to fame this week? I washed, folded and put away ALL THE LAUNDRY. Okay wait, that is a HUGE claim to fame and I am very proud…but back to our regularly scheduled programming…

I am lonely. I don’t go to Bible Studies. I haven’t even been to church. I go grocery shopping once a week.

I told my hubby earlier today that I was going to go out when he got home. But then realized what I really want is people, and if I go somewhere I will be alone. So, I’m better off staying home.

Am I alone in this conundrum? Do any of you mamas feel it? How do you deal with it?

Survive til you Thrive!

One Response to How to Be Happy

  1. Yes, I have felt this way. Church is a good spot to start. When Amelia was about a year old, I started going to the weekly kids’ program at our library. When I was pregnant with Suzanne I started going to a water aerobics class and kept going there a few times a week for the exercise and the adult interaction. Now I go to a craft class once or twice a week, plus teach at our CLC program Wed. nights. It helps to find something outside your home, outside of your family, to give you that time you need for yourself. It’s hard to find the balance, but it’s worth it. 🙂

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