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Happiness is…

September 11, 2010

Happiness is… your little boy running along the shore, while crisp cool water splashes around his ankles.

Happiness is… chasing after big brother with an even bigger stick.

Happiness is… making as big a splash as possible.

Happiness is… being four and insisting on your right to be the center of attention.

Happiness is… believing you are strong.  Even when you feel small.

Happiness is… capturing a moment in time and marveling at its beauty.

Happiness is… watching your little boy metamorphose into a man, every time you turn around.

Happiness is… taking a deep breath before you take the plunge.

Happiness is… being in love with your best friend.

Happiness is simply this– finding joy in the beauty of every day life.  Basking in the sunshine.  Splashing in water that has turned to liquid gold as the sun slips beneath the horizon.  The sweet, intoxicating laughter of your children. Stolen kisses from the love of your life.  Holding hands in the pews at church. Daily devotions.  Bedtime prayers uttered from small lips with deep hearts.  Happiness is all of this.  And so much more.

Happiness is… LIFE.

Go and live it.

Until next time,


4 Comments leave one →
  1. jill permalink
    September 11, 2010 4:42 am

    This is awesome, Michelle. But I think you knew that. ;o)

  2. Michelle Notwithstanding permalink*
    September 11, 2010 7:25 pm

    Coming from the Queen of Awesome, that is quite a compliment! Thank you… <3

  3. March 6, 2012 11:12 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog, and I LOVE these pictures! So great :)

    • Michelle Notwithstanding permalink*
      April 16, 2013 4:13 am

      I haven’t blogged in quite awhile, so, I’m just now reading your comment. Thank you, so much!

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