Today's prompt: Dr. Joyce Brothers said, "When you look at your life,
the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." True or False?
Totally going with 'true' on this one!
I have hundreds of happinesses that are family happinesses.
Memories of things from my childhood, like driving the riding lawn mower all over my grandparents' yard; seeing my mother and daddy in the audience for performances, whether at church or school; hanging out under a sleeping bag, watching TV in our den with my daddy; watching my mother bake and decorate wedding cakes and having her 'practice' on my finger so I could eat the frosting.
Memories of things from my early adulthood, like my parents helping me move into my various dorm rooms; being there when both of my nephews were born; taking my oldest nephew to the mall to ride the carousel; my sister's wedding (OK, so that's a bit out of order with the whole 'nephews being born' thing, but whatever, we're totally going with what pops into my head!); Christmases at my parents' house.
Memories of things from when Bean was little, like the silly little scrunchy face she would make; her falling asleep holding the crackers she insisted she needed as a snack in the car after running around the mall in her first pair of 'real' shoes after she started walking; the way she would ask to 'sit next side' me on the couch.
Memories of things from when Bug was little (OK, so she's only 3 1/2, but whatever!), like the way she would light up when Bean would come home from preschool; the way she just couldn't, and still can't, hold still when she hears music; the way she never really 'crawled' in the conventional way, but had this crazy 'knee walk' that enabled her to keep a hold of whatever she had in her hands.
Memories of current events, like the way our family loves to cuddle together on the couch and watch a movie on the weekend; going out for breakfast; times when the girls actually play together instead of finding ways to annoy each other.
So, yeah, I totally agree that family happinesses are my greatest happinesses. Now I just need to focus on make more 'happinesses' and maybe some of the 'not so happinesses' will become fewer and farther between!