Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Thoughts on happiness

After the children left for school today, Charlotte and I lay on my bed.
Fresh out of the tub, Lottie lay on her back and played with her toes.
The windows were open, and the apple tree dropped apples as the wind blew.
The chimes lightly tapped together, and Charlotte cooed.
The mountains out my window are turning colors; autumn is coming. 
 This time of the year makes me feel so happy.

It's quiet around my house these mornings since school started.
Charlotte and I take it slow, and I am enjoying every second.
Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for my baby sweetheart.
I want her to be happy always. I want her to make the right choices
to help her grow and become a beautiful and happy woman.
I want her to understand that having a solid testimony
of Christ will always make her happy no matter her circumstances.

Last night I fell asleep listening to some beautiful conference talks.
This talk, in particular
I fell asleep feeling hopeful and peaceful.

There is someone you can forgive.
There is someone you can thank.
There is someone you can serve and lift.
You can do it wherever you are, however alone and deserted you may feel.
With this knowledge, life is beautiful no matter the world's pain, loneliness,
confusion, heartbreak, and sadness.
How blessed I am and feel each day.

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