My Friday morning started off as usual. An early wake-up followed by packing up the Suburban in an effort to get out the door in a timely fashion. My daughter and I have our routine down pat and we drove away on schedule without a care. Typically she dozes on our twenty minute ride to school, that day, however, she had a lot on her mind.
Happiness was on her mind.
She had watched two documentaries on Netflix and had some fresh ideas on life. Happy and The Minimalists, had a decided affect on her sixteen-year old persona. We started a conversation about what makes a person happy in life. Is it their circumstance, their mental state, or maybe their monetary state? We talked a lot about mental attitude and being truly thankful for what you have. Being happy, it seems, doesn't depend on what you have. That was our take-away from our conversation.
Can I just say that I am happy? I am thankful for all that I have, and it isn't all perfect, please know that. I think being happy is a choice we make each day. Make that choice today. I did, and it makes all the difference.
Sharing this barn today with The Barn Collective.