Have you noticed how freely most people, me included, use the word "love"? We use it to describe really good deserts, vacations, fresh coffee, and all sorts of weird things. Now I could tell you I LOVE warm brownies with ice cream. I do, it’s my favorite desert. Do I really love it though? No, probably not.
But, I do love my family. I really really really love my family. But that love isn’t always perfect and it might not always be apparent. I’m sure when I’m yelling at my kids to pick their dirty clothes up off the bathroom floor, they’re not feelin’ the love. But I do love them and I think they know that. I also believe that they love me. I’m blessed.
But I’m asking myself today, because it’s Valentine’s Day, what else I love. Since I’m now thinking that I should reserve the word ‘love’ to refer to my family, I decided to change it a bit and tell you seven random things that make me happy.
So what makes me happy?
Warm chocolate chip cookies make me happy.
Being warm in bed AND able to sleep as long as I like makes me happy.
A purring cat makes me happy.
Blogging/Writing makes me happy.
Reading a really good book makes me happy.
Hearing my children all laughing together makes me happy.
Singing makes me happy.
Um, did you notice that cooking, cleaning, nagging to do homework or laundry isn’t on this list? Funny that.
What makes you happy?