Friday, September 25, 2009

I've Found Happiness

I have been trying really really really hard not to be a poo poo head this week. I try to think happy thoughts and make the best out of bad situations. Yet, I find myself pretty transparent. I guess you all do too.
The title of my blog is "I've Found Happiness" - the deal is that it was there all along and I just had to stop for one second and allow myself to absorb it. I have the best friends in the world hands down. They always know the right things to say or do to bring that little spark of happiness back into my life.
I can think of 5 selfless things just in the past 24 hours that people have gone out of their way to cheer me up, think of me, take up for me and pray for me.
(Five people in 24 hours must be a world record for one person, right?)
Here is the latest. I get out of a meeting, sit down at my desk and then 2 seconds later this arrives.

This is from my friend JJ

She sure brightened my day with the bright orange and yellow blooms from these Gerber daisies (my fav). They even have 6 more blooms that will open up in the days to come to keep me smiling. Thanks, JJ! I love them and you!

So yesterday my friend Gina sent me an email of what she tells her little girl - I find this true with life in general - she said,

...the one good thing about rain is rainbows...
"We’ve seen more rainbows in the last week Keep smiling…there is sunshine ahead."

I'm not sure if Gina sent that email because she knew I was in a funk per my blog or if she knew exactly how awful of a day I'd been having a work. Either way, the timing couldn't have been better.

Bringing me to work, my boss. You know it is always such a good feeling when someone takes up for you and goes to bat on your behalf. It's amazing to me how one person can bring you down throw you under the bus and make you fall so hard that you almost want to throw in the towel and not stand back up. I was literally at my breaking point yesterday and my boss stepped in and took care of me. I didn't even ask him to. Before I could even get back up to dust myself off, he'd handled the situation. Appreciation of someone is one way you gain respect. I appreciate him because he appreciates me. Can't ask for a better relationship.

Yesterday morning I received an email from someone I hadn't heard from in a long time, just thinking of me and checking in to see how Hill and I were doing. This woman is the most genuine caring lady ever. She is a strong Christian and I can't help but think it was God having her check in on me just to remind me I'm loved and being thought about.

So as if all these reminders of 'life goes on' and 'this too shall pass' aren't sappy enough for this pregnant lady to be put back on track - I can always leave it to my brother to send me this Maxine email to make me laugh.

A smile is a sign of joy.

A hug is a sign of love.

A laugh is a sign of happiness.

And a friend like me???

$h!%, that's just a sign of good taste!!

A Big Ol' thank you to everyone for everything. I have zero reason to be in a funk. I have so many wonderful people in my life and so many wonderful things that I should not take for granted. I guess I just needed a reality check and to sit down and truly think about how many people love, care, protect, pray and think of me.

I just might be the luckiest person I know!


Anonymous said...

A valuable post on happiness

Karim - Mind Power

Anonymous said...

A valuable post on happiness

Karim - Mind Power