There I was standing in the kitchen washing dishes. Clayton was drying dishes and putting them back in their homes. Music was playing. We were half dancing to it and chiming in to the parts we knew. I was laughing about something and then I just was hit with a wave of happiness. I don’t know what induced it. But for whatever reason, in that moment I just felt happy.
And as I was reveling in that feeling, I thought…why don’t I just say it?
So I turned to Clayton and said,”Hey. I’m happy right now.” And it seemed like a weird thing to say in that way.
But then I thought of my little friend Henry (who is 2.5 years old) and how sometimes I’ll hear him say, “Guys, I happy! I happy now.”
It’s way cuter when he says it.
But I decided that I’m going try and be better at acknowledging when I feel happy or when someone makes me feel happy. I’m going to make an effort to pause and give those moments recognition. It is so easy for me to complain and to verbalize how tired, stressed, irritated, etc. I am. Why not do that when I’m having fun, enjoying who I’m with, where I am, or what I’m doing?
What made you happy today?