Wednesday Happy Thoughts

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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Happiness is...
  • 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
Aaaah, little things in life that would make you last a lifetime! So watch out for my Wednesday Happy Thoughts every week here in my blog. :)

19 Response to "Wednesday Happy Thoughts"

  1. Gracie says:
    May 30, 2008 3:29 AM

    most of the time, real happiness comes from the most simple things in life.

    i look forward to reading more of your Wednesday Happy Thoughts. very inspiring :)

  2. Mich says:
    May 30, 2008 4:36 PM

    awww, thanks for saying that Gracie! appreciate it!

  3. Princess of CJ says:
    May 30, 2008 9:58 PM

    ngayon lang ulit nakabisita dito. always busy. :)

    btw, this is a good tradition to start, mich! and yes there are soo many things to be thankful and happy in life.. it's just for us to appreciate them.

    i learned from my friend to thank the lord every day for at least three new things in my life. :)

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  4. Peachy says:
    July 04, 2008 11:53 AM

    nice topic mich.. simple things that makes us happy are really priceless. il join u in this one.

  5. jody says:
    July 05, 2008 9:38 AM

    Joining you Mich!

    http://jodyliwanag.com/2008/07/05/wednesday-happy-thoughts-w1/

  6. Jody says:
    July 05, 2008 9:39 AM

    http://jodyliwanag.com/2008/07/05/wednesday-happy-thoughts-w1/

  7. Mitch says:
    July 10, 2008 4:40 AM

    I will definitely join next week. Ngayon ko lang nakita 'to.

  8. Faye says:
    July 24, 2008 5:45 AM

    Im joining Mitch :) I love doing your Wed Happy Thoughts. It made me feel that I'm really blessed!

  9. Faye says:
    July 24, 2008 5:45 AM

    Im joining Mitch :) I love doing your Wed Happy Thoughts. It made me feel that I'm really blessed!

  10. darly says:
    September 09, 2008 3:12 AM

    This is so inspiring. Sabi nga di ba "In everything, give thanks" and this is one way of thanking the Lord for all his goodness.

    Im joining as well. God bless

  11. Jhona says:
    October 01, 2008 2:10 PM

    hello sis i'm joining!!

    http://www.jonsgalvez.com/2008/09/wednesday-happiness-thoughts.html

  12. Happy Thoughts says:
    May 29, 2009 3:42 PM

    Wow, this is a good idea. I might try this out.:)

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  13. { Jhari } says:
    June 25, 2009 8:07 AM

    Hi mommy Mich, was blog hopping and got curious why most of my blog ate's have this WED HAPPY THOUGHTS --- Wednesday is my off, so might as well join the meme. Hope you add me on your list ate ;)

    Commenting all the way from Qatar ;) -jhari

  14. cdefinbaugh says:
    July 19, 2009 3:13 AM

    I started doing the weekly happy thoughts back in May!! Even thought it has only been a few months, it is great to go back and read them! Good luck with your journey!!

  15. Race says:
    March 11, 2010 10:33 AM

    hi mich,

    saw this one from one of my twitter friends and I just love your theme, happiness really comes from simple things, others may not notice them but the lucky ones are those who sees beautiful and happy things in the smallest and simplest things. have a nice day and i like your happy thoughts!

    here's mine for this week
    http://racelsite.bravejournal.com/entry/47773

  16. mhay says:
    October 28, 2010 10:49 AM

    whew! this is inspiring one for all of us! can I join? hihi.. thanks for sharing this! Godspeed!

  17. Mich says:
    October 28, 2010 2:49 PM

    sure mhay! Join us every Wednesday! ;)

  18. Unknown says:
    August 04, 2011 5:50 PM

    when we really value the most important things and persons in our lives, we appreciate the little things or persons even more.

    join ako, sis! :)

  19. Len Capuli says:
    December 01, 2012 11:13 PM

    Hi Mich, what a lovely idea! I saw it on Ehms blogsite and I'd like to copy it. Do you mind if I do the same on my blogsite too?

    I love to read more of your wednesday happy thoughts!

    warmly,
    Len