Moms are so busy tending to the needs of others that we seldom stop to ask ourselves if we are happy.
When was the last time you asked yourself if you are happy?
Would you know it if you were or were not happy?
Happiness is measured in a subjective way. That is, we all have our own definition of what makes us happy. To many of us being happy means having the adoring husband, the happy kids, and the clean house. To others it means getting pampered or a getting new piece of jewelry.
Sometimes we need to redefine happiness in response to our needs. A lot of this has to do with being grateful for what we have and our blessings. We also need to be supportive of ourselves, proud of our own accomplishments, and accepting of who we are.
Happiness can mean appreciating the people who touch our lives on a daily basis. Being happy can also mean learning from the lessons we learn, even if it means dealing with the bad stuff. As moms, we learn how to make a lot of lemonade.
What would make you happy?
Are you happy?