Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happiness Is........

smiling even when you add things up and the total doesn't equal a smile.
keeping a song in your heart and singing it in the shower, the car, or when you're washing dishes.
remembering that spring always makes an appearance just when you need it most.
holding on to hope, even when it seems like the most ridiculous thing you can do.

Happiness is a choice you make. 

Lately, I've found a lot of happiness in pushing myself farther than I think I can go.  I was reminded of a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."  and it has inspired me to push myself in every aspect of my life.  In situations where I feel uncomfortable or out of control, I remind myself of this quote and keep moving forward.  I must do these things in order to live the life that I have imagined for myself. 

I feel like I'm learning so much about myself every day. 

What about you?  What's the one thing you think you cannot do?  You must do it! You must!


Unknown said...

Eleanor Roosevelt said many wonderful things. A very wise woman. I wonder what she would have done if she were in her prime now.

Right now I don't feel like I have any insurmountable things, but I know that will change!


aola said...

I always feel good about myself when I push me to do things that seem too hard or too scary to do

Kristen said...

The idea of having two children (with so many unknowable things about the second) has been completely freaking me out...I think I need to post this quote up somewhere.

Sandra said...

I'm so glad to have such strong women friends!

Kristen, I think many moms feel this way just before the second child arrives. You will be great! I have absolute faith in you. :)

Kristen said...

Thank you. :)