Creating joy in your home is all about making an effort to be HAPPY! I am going to give you a few ‘moments of happiness’ today, from my life. You can find happiness all around you… you just have to look for it. ♥
Here are 10 ways for you to spread joy…
1- Enjoy the moment that you are in… happiness is contagious!
It is so important to put everything down and really relish at this moment. Stop looking at the phone, your computer, your tablet and really soak in what is going on around you. Be present.
2- Your kids will not be this little for long. Enjoy them!
I can’t tell you how fast this time has gone by. Our oldest son is growing faster than I can keep up with, which means that the rest of them are doing the same. Since we can’t stop time, we need to just enjoy it now.
3- Stop and enjoy your favorite treat at any time of the day!
These are our very favorites and we make them at least once a month… the kids would be happy to have them daily, but I just can’t be trusted!! LOL. A little slice of pie with Reddi–wip, anyone? Oh- or my favorite Dump Cake.
4- Find out what makes your kids smile and do it!
Maybe it’s swimming, maybe it’s baking, maybe it is taking a walk… just do it! I don’t get in the water, but I love to take pictures of the kids in the water. It makes me smile to take the pictures and it makes them smile to swim! A win-win.
5- Be in a picture with your kids.
When they look back in 40 years, they will be so happy to see that you made it into the pictures, too.
I am the worst at this. I have to ask Mickey “Will you take a picture of me?” SO many times I am the only one behind the camera, so it’s fun to find pictures where the kids know that I was actually there, too! 😉
6- Remember to hug & kiss your spouse in front of your kids, because one day they will remember YOUR marriage when they are in their own marriage.
Mickey and I hold hands, we hug, we kiss, we talk kindly, we make plans… all in front of the kids. We want them to know what a healthy marriage looks like. My parents do this and so does my brother and his wife.
7- Stop worrying about the pointless little things and just enjoy THESE little things.
If you remember nothing else from this post, remember this – the little things that don’t matter… don’t matter. Think of the big picture. Your family, your life, those moments that pass you by. Don’t sweat the small stuff or they will turn into the big stuff & the ‘real’ big stuff will go away.
8- Spend time with the ones that matter. Everything else can wait.
I am so glad that I spent time with my grandmother because I miss her daily. I want to spend every minute that I can with my family… they are the ones that matter.
9- Take as many pictures as you can, but don’t forget to LIVE life… not just from behind the camera. Let other people take over while you just sit back & enjoy what is going on around you.
10- Take chances! Make mistakes! Spread the JOY to others!
Show others your happiness and it will spread! If you want to see your family happy, you need to be happy first. If you want to see your family smile, you need to smile.
In our busy chaotic world, people often overlook everyday opportunities to experience joy. There is joy all around us, we just have to take a moment to experience it.
We only have a few years to really be present in their lives. Let’s spend these years wisely.
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