HAPPINESS is what he loves most.
|Included in this picture are ~ ties, bowties, hats & waistcoats, drawing, Radiohead (the band) , First Aid kit (the band), colour, Piano, friends, Star Wars, Pokemon.|
I love so very much how happiness looks like to him.
I think about happiness a lot.
I worry about it too.
What I worry about is that the happiness most people may be looking for is indeed a new invention.
The invention that happiness comes from things and not from more simple everyday events.
It has become yet another thing we must strive towards without really knowing what it even is or how we 'get' it.
Maybe happiness is a shiny new car.
Or maybe it is owning a home of our own.
Is it a new pair of shoes?
These types of things maybe make us feel good for a bit but I don't think they are happiness.
I think Happiness is something that comes from intangible things.
The feeling of the hot sand scalding our feet just before we get to run into the ocean on a hot day.
The feeling we get when we laugh so hard there is no more sound & our belly hurts.
The pride we feel when we gain the courage to do something hard.
The feeling we get when we see the sun rise and hear the first birds call.
The sound of children laughing.
Biting into the very first Peach of the season.
Listening to a song that stops us in our tracks.
If we concentrate really hard on slowing down enough to notice these essential and SMALL things in our lives, I think we will also notice that these are the things that truly give us pleasure.
By noticing them more I think we would all have a great chance of finding real happiness.
My 10yo's poster was such a great reminder that children really know what things count.
Children TEACH us every single day.
I LOVE so very much that he wrote these things down.
If you wrote a poster about what you love & about happiness- what would it look like?