When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
— John Lennon
Last week I had all three of my grandchildren for a visit. The five year old lives with us, along with her parents. The six and eight year old live about 5 hours away. They have been coming to visit for at least one week during the summer since Ethan was 18 months old. I have to thank the mediator who told my ex-son-in-law last year that the children were going to continue to come visit Granny and Pawpaw in the future, when the ex-son-in-law tried to have it stopped during a continuing child custody fight. He felt it wasn’t necessary. Crazy.
The week was crazy, busy and a bit tiring (I know why God gives us kids when we are young). But it was also fun, loving, enjoying and it made it HAPPY.
Doing things with my grandchildren is just one of the things in life that makes me happy. Others include chocolate, reading a good book, travelling, attending writing workshops/conferences, eating out (hey if I don’t have to cook, it’s good), family, writing a good book….
So, what makes you happy?
Anna Kathryn Lanier
Romance Author, A GIFT BEYOND ALL MEASURE