We just finished up Sue’s run of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” The last song is “Happiness is” which fit perfectly with my friend’s post yesterday.
We’ve had lots of happiness lately.
Happiness is… watching your daughter blossom just a bit more in her second play this weekend.
Happiness is…Getting some one-on-one time with Sue to speak to her what is on my heart,
“do you know when I see you the most alive, the most you? When you are at practice or on the stage doing a show. You are amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, God made you amazing, always be who He made you to be.” She came over to my side and as I hugged her, and blinked back tears, I said, “I know sometimes at home you feel overshadowed by an older sister who is very strong, and a Patrice who is, well, Patrice, but you are strong, smart capable, and amazing. I know there are things that don’t come easy, but there are other things that just make you shine. Walk in them all. Be you, be strong and amazing and beautiful. I had a lot of people tell me what I couldn’t do, what I wasn’t, that I wasn’t strong and here I am, kind of old…some of that I can fix, I can run my butt off, but some I can’t. Don’t let people whether they be family, friends, or random people tell you what you can and can’t do!“
Happiness is…getting a kitchen full of flowers thanks your daughter’s “stardom”
Happiness is…getting out for a run amidst the business of life and pushing myself to improve bit by bit, bunch by bunch.
Happiness is…feeling pretty every once and a while.
Happiness is…remembering how to do a fun braid your daughter wants in her hair.
Happiness is…a pretty cute puppy and a lovely Easter flag.
Happiness is…finding more things that can be thrown away as part of #40 bags in #40 days.
And Happiness is…my girls looking sweet and sassy.
The days are crazy and full. I am so thankful, I am here, by the grace of God, to enjoy them all.
*Thank you to my friend Kimberly over at All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something for the inspiration for this post.