This is an extremely loaded question. There are many levels to a person’s well-being.
What I’m wondering is if you’ve given thought to your own happiness of late. How do you define being “happy”?
When I was in high school, my senior year I gave posters to some of my closest friends, duplicating by hand 365 reasons to be happy around and around the posterboard. I don’t know if they still have the posters tucked away somewhere, rolled up in a closet, or if they trashed them upon one of their many moves. I wish I had kept that list. I’d like to look it over, see which ones still apply 10+ years later.
I think I’m due to make a revised list. Feel free to post a comment adding your reasons. When we get to 365, I’ll make a separate new post with 365 reasons to be happy.
By feeling happy, I mean having an overall sense of well-being, feeling in accord with yourself, others and the world, following the “right” path. For me, it’s that overcoming rush or shiver that spills forth, and I could just sing out in operatic song “life is so good!” if, indeed, I could sing in opera (which I can’t and don’t).
I’ll get us started with five:
1. Watching my healthy, sleeping children.
2. Belly-laughing about something my husband has told me.
3. Finding a rainbow with the family — bonus if it’s a double rainbow.
4. Having no late fees, penalties — bills paid in full, on time.
5. Helping a mother recognize her own accomplishments.
Like I said, feel free to add yours in the comments. I’ll add some, too, and when we reach 365 (or more), I’ll make a new post. You have reasons to be happy; share the love!!