Friday, May 6, 2011


Not me...but it shows how I feel! Photo via Thinkstock

I am happy!

I can’t believe how very happy I am in this moment. It fills me all the way to my core. It’s my Mother’s Day gift to myself…peace, contentment and happiness.

It’s been such a long time coming. I have been dealt some pretty heavy blows over the past 5 years and with each and every one I have lost a little bit of myself. I forgot who I was and how to feel happy. I forgot how to enjoy life and those around me. But through dedication…dedication to myself, my son & my marriage I have found my way back to myself.

I have learned how to love myself again…who I am, what I look like, what I do and how I act. I accept my faults and try not to dwell on them. I accept others around me for who they are and do my best not the try to change them. I love the people that I have chosen to surround myself with and look forward to what the future may bring me.

I laugh. Man, do I laugh. And it feels good. Uplifting & freeing. I find myself laughing and enjoying what is around me on a daily basis.

I also allow myself to cry, but I don’t sink down into the depths of sadness that I used to. I use crying as a release. A way for me to release tension & sadness. And then I move on. I don’t let the sadness linger. I had to learn how to do this because I allowed my depression to live for so long…but I did learn it. And I am changed because of this.

So all in all, I am happy. I love my life and the place that I am in. I feel joy everyday from both the little and the big things. This is the place that I was meant to be...the place that I had thought that I would never find again, but I did. I found it and I want to stay here.

I. Am. Happy.

Two of the reasons that I am so happy!



  1. Happiness can be a trick to find. I'm glad you're feeling it! I think I am too...

    I think I'll scream aloud now!

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  2. Glad you're feeling good - treasure it, because it's such a beautiful feeling! Happy Mother's day!!

  3. Happiness is always nice! I feel like I need to learn to let go of certain things, and just accept who I am hahahaha I'm getting better though and reading this definitely helped!!

    Newly following from FTLOB! ;)

  4. Happy Mothers' Day to you Jen - and so nice to meet you! Found my way to you from FTLOB - what fun!

  5. Jen,

    It sounds like you're really embracing life. It makes me happy to hear about people that are doing so. There is so much negativity in the world... thanks for killing a little of it.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Nice to see someone enjoying life!

    Hi from London, following you from FTLOB

  7. Stopping by via FTLOB! And so glad I did.. this post is marvelous - love "happy" posts :)
    Happy mother's day!!!

  8. I love happy. I love happy posts. You've made me happy reading this.

    Have a happy happy day! Happy Mother's Day!

    Stopping by from FTLOB.

  9. i LOVE happy, and that you are so fully in the midst of it now. good for you, so much love and joy your way :)


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