I've been away, it's been over a year since I was last here. WOW how, when and why?
So now I'm back.
Firstly a little bit of housekeeping, I noticed my last post a year ago was in the midst of my 100 Days of Happiness for which I did not write an ending.
The 100 Days of Happiness challenge, reaffirmed to me something that I already knew about myself - I am a happy person. I wrote about the little things in life I had noticed that helped make me happy. Whether it be dew drops on flowers, the twittering of birds, or glimpses of the ocean, I take time to notice these things and I am happy.
The surprising revelation that came to mind was that I do notice these things because
I am happy
This revelation made me think back to a time in my younger life when I didn't notice these things, I never took notice and I don't remember feeling happy.......because I wasn't. I was sad and life was sad.
My life has come a long way since those days. I have a loving husband, two beautiful children, fantastic family, I am surrounded by wonderful friends, I see the ocean every day (more on that to come!) and most importantly of all I have happiness within...
To see the wonderment of life, the beauty in our surrounds and the calmness and tranquility nature offers, you must have that happiness within. Let it grow and glow, don't suppress it and make it dull, let it shine! Let it sit up and be seen.
No one thing or person can make you happy.
YOU must make YOU happy.
YOU must nurture YOU.
YOU must grow the happiness on the inside.
YOU must let YOU shine!