Wednesday, July 3, 2013

If You're Happy and You Know It...

I was at the gym on the treadmill the other day and I realized I was happy.

No, no, NO!  Not happy to be on the treadmill, that part stunk! ~ Although it was a muggy 92 degrees outside, so if I was going to be a martyr and insist on running, I guess in that sense, being on the treadmill in the air-conditioned gym should have made me happy.

That's not why I was happy.

I was happy because of the view out the window.

My neighborhood gym is in the clubhouse by the pool. When I use the treadmill I'm forced to either close the blinds or look out into the pool area.

On this particular Sunday afternoon, I'd opened the blinds, because my view included my children and Lawn Boy frolicking in the pool.  

It wasn't so long ago that this couldn't have happened.

I couldn't have done both the pool AND the gym because there was no one to watch my children.

On this day, I could. I could get in a run while my children played happily and then I could join them afterward.

As I looked out and saw them shoot hoops in the pool basketball net and tackle LB so they could be thrown again, it all looked so... NORMAL.

This is what I always thought I'd have.

Now that I do, I'm so thankful, because if life hadn't kicked me in the butt 7 years ago, I may not have ever been able to appreciate this moment in all it's 'normalness.' I may have taken it for granted.

I am happy...

...And I know it.

I'm clapping my hands, stomping my feet, and shouting "HOORAY!"

sorry, I couldn't help myself. *SMH*

14 comments:

Michelle Nahom said...

Happy for you!!! :)

Bev Feldman said...

That is awesome! It's all about perspective, right? (And I was just blogging the other day about how everything happens for a reason!) It definitely sounds like it deserves a cheery kids' song :-)

Cyndy Bush said...

LOVE it! You so deserve every bit of this happiness.

Jennifer said...

That is a wonderful feeling!

Shell said...

I'm so happy for you! xo

Aleta said...

This post just warmed my heart! I'm happy for you :)

The Dose of Reality said...

AWWW!! That is fantastic! :)-Ashley

Chris Carter said...

YAY!! I just love those moments when you can realize all the blessings and find deep joy and gratitude. SO cool you can work out while your kids swim! I'm so jealous! :)
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ChiTown Girl said...

DEFINITELY something to be happy about!!

I'm so happy FOR you. =)

Honeybee GB said...

Happy for you too!

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Mimi B said...

I'm SO happy about where you're at!! Being able to look out and see your kids happy with LB must just give you such joy deep inside. I know that feeling and it's beautiful!! YAY!

Andrea B. said...

My dear friend, I am so happy that you are so happy. :)

Ilene Evans said...

I love this post so much. It gives me some extra hope that all of the butt kicking in the past year will lead to some really great days ahead. xo

Leah said...

So happy that you're happy! Isn't it strange how it all seems to work out? I'm sometimes glad I'm not completely in charge of my life:))