Are you happy? Are you really, really happy? If so, I'm happy for you. If not, why not? Or is that too painful to consider?
My friend Rhonda asked me if I was REALLY happy. My simple answer is YES. The longer answer is I feel peaceful, and that is the feeling I have been seeking since last summer.
There have been moments recently when I catch myself in a freeing laugh that comes from deep within, when I'm with kids, or when I'm with friends, and it startles me because there hasn't been near enough laughter lately.
Where peace is, happiness will follow. I feel so much more calm. I was desperate to let go of the anxiety that dogged me everywhere I turned before my life got so crazy.
Am I happy? Yes, I truly believe I am. Will I be happier? I have every reason to believe that the best is yet to come. Thanks for asking, Rhonda. It's good to think about these things from time to time.