What makes you happy? I have been thinking about this question for a while. Of course, my family, friends, the communities that we are involved in, family time, last-minute road trips, yummy food and cupcakes, and a good hair day, right. Lot of things make me happy and make me smile. This summer we have been home a lot more than usual. Having surgery and being home bound for weeks, we have been in the house a lot! Especially in this hot Texas weather! With that though comes lots of what can I do? I’m bored! I’m hungry! and Mom! he/she’s being mean to me. I know you have heard a few of those!
This past week I have been frustrated, cried, and prayed over my kids to just be kinder, sweeter, and more loving to each other. They have been in a rut of telling on each other, not sharing, and saying it’s not fair. One night this past week I asked my children what makes you happy? I expected some of their answers like their friends, toys, belongings especially being 6 and 7, but hearing their first response family, friends, my husband and I, and their sister in heaven brought tears to my ears. I was moved that through all the little fights this week their hearts were flooding with what I have prayed for. Although this was validation of our family values and what I hope for they are still little sinners and they woke up the next day having their little disagreements. I didn’t stress as much this time. We did have a talk about how blessed we are. Our cozy home, our toys and clothes, the food we can eat, the reliable cars,our friendships, families, communities we are involved in, blogging, bible studies, and so much more!
That night while I was finally having a little quiet time and reading my devotional I felt so grateful for my family and the things I had shared with my kiddos. I was even grateful for the little disagreements they had, the frustration I had, and the prayers I prayed. I was grateful. I decided to finally make a list a of what makes me happy and I could think was this answer.
Being grateful makes me happy.
I am grateful for my little family and the time we have together.
I am grateful and that makes me happy.