It hasn’t always been easy for me to be happy. It wasn’t my natural state.
I’ve always tended to be a pessimistic person.
A worry wart.
I saw the bad side to a lot of things before I saw the good. Even with people.
Then I had kids.
I started to see the world through a new set of eyes.
A fresh set.
And I decided that I wanted the world to be what those eyes saw.
I wanted it to be a good place.
A happy place.
A more fun place.
I decided I wanted to not only see the good in people, but I wanted to help grow good people.
And slowly but surely my attitude has changed.
Sometimes I slip. Sometimes I fall.
But then I look into their eyes and I know.
I am happy.
Are you a happy mama? This month the other happy mamas and I are giving away a $75 gift certificate to Amazon for one lucky winner to enjoy this holiday season. We know it isn’t always easy to be happy. But we also know it is worth it to try. Share one of your happy mama moments from this year on Instagram with the hashtag #HappyMamas2014 and tag @thedudemom for a chance to win.
Also, write a post about your happiest moment from 2014 and link it up. Spread the happy!