Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Phrases rolling around in my head

I heard this on the radio on Sunday. Yeah, I know, it's kind of a delayed reaction but there you are. It's just kind of stuck there. So far, I have discussed it with my husband, my daughter, and my 7 year old grandson. I seem to be the only one semi-obsessed.

Pleasure is found in what you do.
Happiness is found in what you are.

I, of course, changed it to

Happiness is found in who you are because I am NOT a what.

I do think the sentiment is true, though. When I take the time to think about it, I do know who I am and it does make me happy. It does not always give me pleasure, though. I think it is sort of like the difference between happiness and joy.

I am:

A child of God
Shorty's Lady
Twidget's Ma'am
Little Man's Grandma
A friend to some
A cohort of a few more
An enemy to very few - you know, I really can't think of even 1 person I truly feel enmity for, so maybe I should scratch that one.

I do:

An honest day's work for an honest day's pay
Pray for myself and others
Read a LOT
Spend time every day with those I love the most
Find God in the details
Laugh like a loon at least once a day.

So, yeah, I am a happy person. This is not to say that I don't get stressed (desserts spelled backwards, you know) or tired or frustrated but deep down, in the very center of me, I am happy.

Thanks, God.


ChrisB said...

I think those are very true sentiments; I love the way you have described who you are and what you do.

Myanderings said...

chrisb - thanks. Sometimes I hear something that just makes me realize what I already know but have just become too busy to appreciate.

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