Sunday, March 3, 2013

What Makes ME Happy?

What Makes ME Happy?

Now this is one that is going to make me think? It is not something I can just spit out. I am a deep thinker, you see. And sometimes I miss the boat cause it took me too long to think about it.

But what makes me happy, is the question of the day. Right now, at this point in my life, I am happy if my husband is having a good day. You see he has been having some major health issues for past couple of years. Has come very close to death at least 3 times. So when he is having a good day,
I am happy.

Another thing that makes me happy is having ENOUGH money. Directly related to my husband's health issues is the fact we never seem to have enough. I have learned how to cut corners, cut coupons, and say no to the kiddos. (We have two of our grandkiddos living with us). And I hate it. No, we aren't destitute by any means but we cut our salary directly in half when I had to quit working to stay home and take care of my husband. We now live on his Social Security and small pension. Not impossible to do, but tight.
So I think if I can pay all the bills, buy all the groceries, and have a bit left over....
I am happy.

Being a mother and a grandmother, the other thing that makes me happy is my family. I want everyone to be healthy and happy and I would do anything in my power to make that happen. But I have had to learn over the past 20 years or so that it is not always in my power to help them with their happiness. Or their healthiness. But if I could wave the magic wand and make it happen then
I am happy.

Right now I think what would make me happy is a nice, long beach vacation. We have recently had 22+ inches of snow on the ground and it is cold here in Kansas. I long for the beach. Where the sun is shining and the sand is hot. Where I can hear the ocean waves crashing against the shore. Where the seagulls are screaming. Just a little patch of pure white sand that I can call my own for a day or to and
I am happy. 


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16 comments:

  1. That must have been a difficult lesson to learn; that you can't help your loved ones with their happiness. As a mother with young children, all that I want is to make my kids happy. I can't imagine how hard it will be when their lives become their own and they are in charge of their own happiness.
    Paula, I hope your husband has more good days than bad in his future. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Adventures of the Triple B's, today. :o)

    - Carmen

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    1. Thank you Carmen for your kind words and for visiting me today. It is a tough thing to bring our kids into this world knowing that someday we have to let them go. But that is what motherhood is all about! Have a good day!

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  2. Just seeing all their smiling faces on the sidebar makes me smile. Many hugs to you.

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    1. Thanks Jessi. And hugs right back to you

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  3. I've had those days myself when I was ill. A good day can give you a lot of hope!

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    1. Yes it can Laura And I hope you have a happy day!

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  4. Yes, we lost my income when we moved across the country. Very tight here too, I understand that one!

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    1. It sucks for sure! But we are surviving and I hope you are too.

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  5. There never seems to be enough money when it comes to our health. My husband needs back surgery, it took us months to save enough just for his MRI.

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    1. Doesn't your insurance cover that? Hope he gets his surgery soon

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  6. That you can find happiness in your day, or your life, given the trials you have dealt with, speaks highly of your character. Happy Sunday, Paula :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I believe that sometimes we have to search to find that happiness or we can wallow in self-pity. Sometimes I do that too though!

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  7. I have the same deep-thinking trouble. That's one reason why I chose not to do a list for today's post. I really enjoyed your list, though.

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    1. Thanks Missy! Yep, deep thinking can hurt sometimes.

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  8. I am happy you are able to make it work to be able to stay home with those that need you. And I am extremely happy your hubby is still there for you to take care of. God is good.

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