I find happiness, yes, even peace and contentment, in the every day things in life.
Cleaning my home brings me a sense of rightness. Cooking comforts me.
That's why I'm feeling so good today because I've started the day off with some of those little comforts.
On Monday, after a full weekend, I like to start by throwing in a load of laundry and then vacuuming the floors.
The bright sun shining through the lace curtains in my little sitting area makes me smile.
While hanging my laundry on the line, I take the time to look around my backyard and say a "thank You" for the beauty I see all around me.
I go back inside and mix up my granola cereal.
It's worth the extra work just for the way it makes our home smell while cooking!
Then I mix up a batch of taco seasoning.
It's a good feeling to have a jar of it in the cabinet for days when I need to make a really quick meal.
Next, I move on to the computer to print up the camping list for hubby and me because we're planning on going camping pretty soon and I can't wait!
Well, that's it for my contented little morning since it's almost time for lunch now and then time to start supper.
I think a quote from one of my favorite all-time writers, Norman Vincent Peale, in his book The Power of Positive Thinking sums up my life's outlook pretty well:
To become a happy person
have a clean soul,
eyes that see romance in the commonplace,
a child's heart,
and spiritual simplicity.
I hope you have a great day and a wonderful week, my friend!