My Gratitude Journal

My journey through happiness…

Today I am grateful for my children.

After dropping Josh off at school yesterday, I heard a  wonderful and impromptu report from his teacher. She said he’s one of her best students, listens well, falls in line and knows where everything is. After that wonderful report, I remembered this quote: “Happiness is a journey, not a destination”. I don’t want to say that my happiness is dependent on my children, but hey, it’s true that if they are happy, I am happy.

Happiness truly is a journey. I realized this yesterday. I am one of those people who thought happiness was a goal. I clearly realize now that it’s these simple pleasures and blessings that make happiness a journey, not a destination. Today I was folding my daughter’s new sheets and blankets to help her pack for her move to her college dorm room. She has done all her own laundry so far. She’s busy packing and doing all her errands before she leaves.

I noticed that she snuck something familiar in her load of new sheets and blankets. It’s her childhood blanket. Should I say something? Or just pretend that I didn’t see it.

Because this is what college girl blankets look like.

She later disclosed to me that she just had to bring her flower blankey to school with her. Ahhh, it’s the simple pleasures. It’s the journey through happiness.