Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I'm feeling extremely happy and contented this evening. There was nothing special about today but I somehow have this feeling of being blessed. Its strange to feel thankful and grateful without anything specific triggering the feeling.

Now that I've started blogging about it, there is a thought forming in my head that perhaps it is due to a photo of a newborn. Earlier today, I was looking at some photos of an old friend and her new baby. Actually, she's the sister of one of my best friends and I haven't been in touch with her (the mother) for years. Therefore, I know nothing of what she's like now, how her pregnancy was or how she was feeling about the upcoming birth. Nothing that would influence my thoughts as I looked at her photos.

However, there was this one photo of her looking at the baby where I could see how thrilled she was to be holding such a precious gift. I think I recognized in her face, the same awe and amazement that I felt when Aaron was a day old. That flashback must have released a batch of happy hormones in me. I never imagined that such a cheeky little 24hr responsibility would be able to have such a positive impact on me.

The happy feelings don't end with Aaron either. I just have this general thankful feeling for:
1) The family I have
2) The few good friends who have stuck around over the years
3) The peace that I have enjoyed my whole life
4) The privileges I had growing up
5) The comfortable life I lead
6) The little luxuries I can afford

Have a Happy Day!


Nap Warden said...

Good for you...I am feeling some of that myself!

Kellan said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for - so do I. Thanks for reminding me to remember this. Take cre.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A very uplifting post!

Bilbo said...

You really must be happy, because it really carries through your post! I'm happy that you're happy. Hope some of it rubs off onto me!

John said...

I hope that the happy last you a good long time. Save the picture for a time when you need a little lift.
Thank you for sharing your joy, Amanda

WorksForMom said...

I'm happy you're happy, and more importantly, that you are grateful for the little things. Because, it's ALWAYS the little things.

The Idea Dude said...

Did they not say the best things in life are free?

It is special feeling to be able to be happy for no particular reason but "just because"


Serina Hope said...

Yay for you. Those are the best days.

Amanda said...

Yes. The best things in life are free and they are usually the little things. I'm still drawing on those happy hormones today.

Wouldn't it be grate if we could have the photo equivalent for emotions. That would be good for the bummer days.

Amanda said...

I must be so happy that I've forgotten how to spell!! LOL!

I meant 'GREAT'.