You would think that a light bulb moment would happen in church, or in the middle of a beautiful garden, or walking on the beach during a gorgeous sunset! Not to me. It happened in the waiting room of my chiropractor while reading Good Housekeeping magazine. The article stated that the key to happiness was in how much gratitude we felt. So I started thinking on the drive home about how thankful I was for my quirky extended family! Here is a snapshot of a day in the summer of 1965. That is ten year old silly me right in the center.
Life can change in an instant. We can't make time stand still nor would we want to. I am amazed at how many family members in this photo are no longer with us. I can almost hear the laughter and the silliness that went on before this photo! ( And the fun during the watermelon spitting contest between the girls and the boys) Be thankful every minute of the day for "your" quirky family, no matter how quirky!
Celebrate your life. If you are having a particularly great day, grab a camera and take a picture. I guess we as bloggers do that anyway. I think of all the pictures I took of my children cleaned up and in their best clothes. I thought I was doing what I was supposed to be doing, but now I wish I had pictures of my two little sons digging holes in the backyard. They were so dirty it was hard to recognize them! Oh, how I wish I had taken a picture that day!
Well, at least I have a picture of the participants in the watermelon spitting contest of 1965! I am so thankful I have this picture. Thank you for stopping by today! Do you take snapshots of happiness?