Over the weekend, I had all the time in my hands to catch up on my reading. And I missed doing it because we've been so busy lately. So with that I was able to read two magazines in a row!
One thing that catched my attention is this editor's note of Working Mom magazine by An Mercado - Alcantara. It's all about finding happiness. She mentioned that Charley Brown was right in saying that happiness is just simple, it's two kinds of ice cream, learning to whistle, and walking hand in hand. And as Charles Schultz would say, "Happiness is being alone every now and then. And happiness is coming home again".
The December 2004 (yes I read some back issues over the weekend) is simply telling it's readers to find happiness in our lives. As the editor said, "happiness is not out there, but it is within us. It is in our openness to delight things ordinary. We become unhappy when we grasp for better things, we find joy when we keep still long enough to enjoy what we already have."
Well said isn't it!? How I loved it when she said "openness to delight in things that is ordinary". Because sometimes I'm guilty of wanting some more, not being content in what I have when in reality, I got almost everything, I just need to see things clearly and keep still long enough.
So, inspired by the editor, I would like to make a tradition on my blog every Wednesday to list at least 10 things or events that define happiness to me and my life. This would make me realized how much blessed I am and when I reach to the point that I would want something not achievable, I would just return to my "Wednesday Happy Thoughts" and read it all over again.
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- Married for 3 years to most patient and understanding man I've ever known
- Mom to a smiling and happy 2-year old Alex
- Being pregnant
- Surviving first trimester
- Eating pizza and sausage at 11PM with Hubby
- Seeing Alex dancing with Barney
- Being alive and kicking
- Hearing Alex read on her own (with garbled words of course)
- Kiss by Hubby before he goes to work
- Kiss by Alex before she goes to sleep