Happiness: Yours for the Taking

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.     —William Feather

Are you taking time to stop and enjoy the best things in your life? The smiles of your children after each little accomplishment? The first crocus in your Spring flowerbed? The stunning sunset God tossed out there for your enjoyment?

We are blessed with so many little miracles every day, but most of us have stopped noticing them and/or ceased to appreciate them.

Too bad, because it’s the little things that make life worth living.

Stop what you’re doing right now. Take five minutes to hug your child. Use another five to step through your front door and notice what’s going on outside. If night is approaching, take time to appreciate the sunset—preferably with your arm around someone you love.

See…you feel happier just thinking about it. Why not do it again tomorrow?

Born and raised in a place called Weedpatch, Delia Latham moved from California to Oklahoma in 2008, making her a self-proclaimed California Okie. She loves to read and write in her simple country home, and gets a kick out of watching her husband play Farmer John. The author enjoys multiple roles as Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but especially loves being a princess daughter to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. She loves to hear from her readers. You can contact her through her website or send an e-mail to delia AT delialatham DOT net.


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