Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Hearts And Broken Toes

I know I's been so long since I posted.  I apologize but it's summer, and I have had no desire for the computer at all.  I have just been cleaning and gardening and enjoying the warm weather.  Sometimes suffering in the crazy heat!

Last Sunday was my birthday and I had such a lovely weekend.  Saturday I went to Denver and went shopping.  R was so good about it, he didn't sigh or tap his foot once.  And he only grimaced slightly when I bought out the mall! 

Then on Sunday we went for dinner at P.F. Changs.  I had Chilean sea bass...yum!

One of the treasures I picked up was the book above.  It presented itself at exactly the right time as things tend to do.  I have been thinking a lot about happiness lately.  Now don't get me wrong, I am not unhappy by any stretch.  But I have been wondering if I am truly happy?  How do you know exactly? 

They say money can't buy happiness, but I am not sure that's entirely accurate.  I have stuff in my house that makes me quite happy just to lay eyes upon it and most of it cost money.  Of course I don't think things bring you true happiness.  (Except for teddy bears of course!)

So what is true happiness?  How do you live happily?  I would have to imagine that the answer is different for everyone.  For me I think happiness is being satisfied with all that you are and that you have in your life right in this moment!

The book....which I have only read a little of so far...says to be happy you simply choose to be happy.  Sounds easy, but is it?  It says you have to align your thinking to the fact that every incident in your life is the best possible event right that moment.  Now I know that is hard.  But maybe it's true. 

Monday morning I got up at 4 am...I have been sleeping nights again...and I walked right into Ridley.  I didn't see him in the dark and my toes went onto either side of his leg.  I heard them snap.  I break my toes all the time.  I suspect it's because I break my toes all the time and they are weak.  This is the first time I have broken two at once.  So why would this be the best possible event right now for me?

Pain aside...maybe it's because I needed to slow down and sew again.  Maybe it's because it gives me time to enjoy some of my favorite movies while I sew.  And maybe there is a larger reason I can't see right now?  Who knows maybe it kept me from something bad that I might have done if they hadn't broken.

I think I am going to take the advice from the book and choose to look at this in the best way possible.  Afterall...I do need to sew, and who doesn't love to watch their favorite movies?

Hopefully I will have something new to show you soon.

Also I must say that receiving all those birthday wishes on Facebook really did make me feel special, and that makes my heart just that much happier!

Have a lovely day, and be matter what happens!

Hugs, K. <3


Katy Cameron said...

Yowie! Sorry, I know your broken toe pain - I broke ALL of mine in one go when I was 3, and they've never been the same since, broken a few since then too. Glad you got to enjoy your birthday and your shopping trip before it happened though :o)

Kays Kids said...

OOw OUch. Broken toes would not be nice. Do plenty of sewing and I hope they mend we,,

krys kirkpatrick said...

Belated happy birthday to you...and I think what you will find is that with each year and new experience under your belt...the older you get, the sweeter life gets. It is so sweet in fact, you will find happiness within and not need a lot of trinkets that bring a smile and sense of pleasure. But that a few is all you desire to feel content.

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