For me, I just walk out the back door, and there it is; happiness and joy just lying everywhere. In the dirt, plants, chickens, bird song, rain on the gravel, etc. This morning Luna went with me to the backyard to let the hens out of their coop and fill the woodstove and it was then that a wave of satisfaction and happiness washed over me. It’s 40 something degrees, the ground is wet from a midnight rain and the hens are clucking for their morning grain.
Roque Wild Farm posted this quote from Denis Waitley that does a good job of summing up what is happiness:
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
I am grateful for the life I live, for my family, friends, hens, and Luna. For what are you grateful?