There are days when I wake,
and I am so cross with life.
Even before I get out of bed,
I am irritated by everyone and everything.
And then there are days like today.
Today it could be raining,
and most of what I do going badly,
and yet inside I would still be singing.
Why? I do not know,
it is how I felt since waking.
Imagine if we could discover,
what exactly makes us feel this way.
If we knew how to wake with a happy heart.
Today I look around,
and I do not see,
that not one of my children,
has done anything I have asked them to do.
Instead I see,
my four children,
healthy and happy,
lazing around together,
enjoying each others company.
Today I do not see my husband,
painting the fence,
exactly the color I did not want,
Instead I see the man who has been by my side,
for most of my life,
through the good and the bad.
Today I do not see the mountain of ironing,
the full washing baskets,
and the dirty dishes left in every room.
Instead I see the house we fell in love with,
and the home it has become.
Today for some reason,
I have a different view of life.
Today I am able to see,
past the mundane and the boring.
Today I can see how good life is.
Today is just one of those days!
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33 thoughts on “If only every day felt like this.”
I have one day like that about every three or four months, yesterday was one of them. Today I am punished for it.
I’m still in my “happy” fog. I too will probably hate all around me tomorrow. However contentment is a nice place to be.
I’m grateful to have many days like this, but finding the “formula” to how to get here is the great mystery of life… I have a few ideas, and love to share them as I discover them! Glad to hear you’re having one of these lovely days!
Share any knowledge you have as this positive and happy feeling is one I’d like to enjoy every day. Personally I have always thought that when you have been very unhappy, you really appreciate happiness whenever it strikes.
Thank you. It’s been a tough few weeks and today was just great!
Today is a very good day for you. 🙂
I cannot say how good, but I’m sure you know!
I’m glad today is a good day for you. I wish we could also capture that feeling and bottle it.
Life would be so easy if every day was like today. However sometimes we need to understand sadness to appreciate happiness.
If only we could bottle it, save it for those cold, rainy Monday mornings!
That would be one mega money making recipe! Nice to see you call by.
“I do not see the mountain of ironing”
I manage every day to avoid seeing the ironing waiting to be done 😆
You must be permanently happy!
Some weekends I have a lovely feeling of ‘detachment’ from the world – as if i’m in my own little time bubble – and I feel completely ‘at peace’
it’s like i’ve spontaneously attained a calm, restful state without the bother of having to meditate
and without the aid of wine, either 😆
I feel like that sometimes too and then the poxy kids wake up! If only we knew how to create that state of mind….
love the little man
I thought it was fab too. It said more than I did actually. Thanks for reading and commenting. I’ll be over for a cuppa to your place so you might put the kettle on!
will … always have time for tea and a chat 🙂
I’m going to leave this page open for a bit in hopes that some of that happy of yours slips through and I can see through your eyes at the moment…beautiful post!
I hope it worked for you.
When I focus my eyes up and out, instead of inward on my own circumstances, I have days like that. Most days are like that; thankful and focused on the blessings. Glad you were there today.
Thank you. Yes looking outwards and not inwards is a good way to think of it.
today, you are seeing what truly matters.
Wonderfully written Tric 🙂 Sounds so familiar and I love those “happy fog” days.
I like it “happy fog”. Good description.
oh, I just love those days too. Wish i knew how to harness them.
If you find out let me know! 🙂
We choose our view, don’t we? This is what I am concentrating on very hard right now—choosing the view I want to see. 🙂
Best wishes with that. 🙂
Thanks!! So far, it’s going pretty good.