“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness — it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brene Brown
Lately I’ve found these words to be so true. As we travel from our home in Chautauqua, New York, to our home in Sarasota, Florida, we’re visiting all four of our children conveniently live along the way.
So far we’ve landed in Cleveland to see a son, daughter, their spouses — and never to be forgotten–our four grandchildren. Then we stopped in Charlottesville to see another son and daughter-in-law, and today we drive to Asheville to visit the final son and his girlfriend.
Being with family is so special, sharing memories, listening to their joys and sorrows and hopes and dreams, having meals together, appreciating the beauty of nature, laughing at our stories, and sometimes shedding tears. It’s these simple moments of connection that seem to be the key to happiness in my life and I imagine in your, whether it’s family or your closest and oldest friends.
I am so thankful for this deep well of joy and for this precious life we all share. And I’m always thankful when you share what makes your own life precious.