Have you ever sat down and actually thought about what makes you happy in life?
I'm not talking material things.
Chocolate, wine, a new dress, or anything of that sorts.
I'm talking about real happiness.
The Webster's Dictionary defines happiness as:
a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy. b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience. 3. : felicity, aptness
So, I'm talking about A out of the dictionary.
For years, happiness for me was having a successful career in television news, seeing the world, making friends from around the country.
Then after all that was obtained my focus on my new happiness began.
That was to be a wife and mother.
Well, let me tell you what folks it was a long hard road to get there.
Years and years and years and years of dating and bad boyfriends.
Years of fertility treatments.
It finally happened.
I can honestly say that as I sit here right now I'm the happiest I've ever been at any point in time in my life.
While at the beach I looked at our family of three and felt so complete.
An awesome husband who loves me and is the best partner any girl or mom could EVER ask for.
We have a beautiful, healthy daughter.
A sweet dog who is nice to everyone including his sister.
And, we have our health and faith in God.
On top of the world!
But, isn't it funny how some people just can't be happy for you when you FINALLY reach that point?
People try and burst your bubble.
Well, I vow NOT to let that happen friends!
Brad, Shelby, Buddy and I are a strong, committed family and no matter what we will ignore anyone who tries and break down the level of happiness we have right now.
Just my random thoughts for tonight.
What is your definition of real happiness?