Tuesday, February 19, 2013

sol: happiness is

Slice of Life Stories hosted

One of my first Slice of Life Stories was a list poem: Happiness is . . . 

Gratitude lists are important to process and document all the good in our lives, whether it be something little or something BIG!

Happiness is . . .

A day off and a break from the go-go-go of school

Working out in the morning to start the day off right

An extra day with my girls playing, singing, reading, walking to the park

Two napping girls with the promise of blowing bubbles on the porch

Additional time to read (currently The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban)

Checking one item off the growing to-do list

Time to actually cook a home-cooked meal

Attending an evening workshop at church with my husband

Growing in my faith and understanding of God's sovereignty

Rereading an old post inspiring today's slice of life

What's your happiness today?


  1. Thanks for sharing your happiness today! It's all those "little" things that help to create the joys in our lives. My happiness today is being able to read, write and share in this SOL with you and the rest of this community. Love ya, M

  2. Thanks for sharing your list of happy things! Happy to be home...although with sick child...

  3. There is a lot of good in our life, even though we despair there is not enough time or money or reasons to celebrate. You put the happy into the day!

  4. a lovely list! My favorite was the "two napping girls with the promise of blowing bubbles" -- a sweet image!

  5. A happiness list in and of itself makes me happy to read! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I just finished the Tragedy Paper. I loved it. And a great list. Happy days!

  7. Great list, Michelle :). Happiness is a choice; a choice to notice and name all the blessings you've been given. Just like you've done here. Glad you got to enjoy an extra day! YIPPEE for spare time :).


  8. Happiness can be in a cup of tea, a smile and a hug. Pausing and looking at what is well gives strength. It's wonderful to be able to find happiness in everyday life. It's right here. No need to yearn for a distant land or future.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts.