Feb 15, 2012

Some Happy Moments

Today I am taking inspiration from Katie, over at Practical Parenting, and her Project Happy.  I am finding the little moments of happiness in my life this week.  (Yes, even though the week is not over.  I don't think a midweek check-in is a bad thing.)

Lest you think think I am having a breakdown (you know, given a couple of my previous posts -- see here and here), I assure you that even with the hard there are moments of pleasure and joy.

Here are some of our happy moments already this week:

Baking bars with both Hope and Paige.  When I walked in the door from getting a few needed ingredients and told them they both could help me, there was cheering and giggling.  They were filled with so much excitement it was contagious.  The moment was a happy one with measuring, pouring, and just enjoying each other and the memory we were making.

Snuggling on the couch with Hope.  It is not unusual for Hope to want to snuggle, but this felt like such a special moment.  After her quiet time was over (but while Paige was still sleeping) she climbed onto the couch with me and we just lay together.  It felt almost like having a newborn on my chest, although obviously her four-year-old body was nestled next to me, in my arm, with only her head on my chest.  We were quiet and closed our eyes, and when I opened mine her head was tilted up and she was peeking at me.  Definitely happy.

Paige's silly dancing.  Last night after dinner, Adam and I were reassured that Paige is feeling back to her normal self.  She started throwing her hand over her eyes and nose and laughing.  We all were laughing with her when it turned into hand over eyes, jumping repeatedly, and huge belly laughs.  The four of us were laughing so hard there were tears in our eyes.  Another happy moment enjoyed by our entire family.

So the rest of this week, my goal is seek out at least one thing per day that makes me happy.  Whether that be a quiet moment with only a good book, a joyful moment shared with the girls, or a tasty moment with a good cup of coffee or maybe one of our homemade bars.

I encourage you to do the same.  Find and enjoy a Happy Moment too.

Taking a break from helping bake to lick pb off fingers.


  1. So wonderful to take the time and savour those good moments. So many things go by so quickly in a day. This is a great way to slow it down and hold onto it. Enjoy the rest of the moments in your week! (Great photo of your girls together!)

  2. It is tough to remember to step back and enjoy the moments. It's something I need to do as well.

  3. Thank you to you both. It definitely helped me gain some perspective this week.


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