For most of us, life is so busy, full of obligations, schedules, chores, work etc the day just flies by and its hard to remember what we did or truly enjoy the moment so to speak because it's just moving from one moment to the next at light speed. Or is this just how I feel? I can honestly say that yes my wedding and the birth of all 3 of my beautiful babies was the last time I could say I had the best day of my life feelings. those giant milestones you know? But what if I told you today, just an ordinary day hanging out with the fam was one amazing hell-ya feeling of "best -day-ever"!!
You know that feeling when you smile and laugh so hard at the end of the day your cheeks hurt? Well i'm super duper pooper excited to announce TODAY was that day for me!!
I climbed 150 year old willow trees, had an amazing bike ride trough alligator ridden swamps (no alligators were seen as us chickens went midday when they are not usually out), I played chase with the kids, walked across logs, marvelled over giant ant hills and oohed and awed when my kids destroyed them (we were amazed at the amount of ants crawling like national geographic style for realz! Need to get vids on these ant hills in Louisiana). I taught my kids about predators, ant colonies and the history of sugar mills as well as the child labour force used in them (you can bet this will come up when they argue they can't pick up their toys or something)!
I was amazed watching Madden learn to climb trees following his big bro, I beamed when Shyla told me on our alligator bike ride that I was the bravest person she knew (remember we went midday b/c we prob wouldn't see one? lol) and my heart just exploded with love, gratitude and joy witnessing Lennon get a Shyla's special manicure with rainbow nails! Seeing my family just being together in the moment and having simple fun was what made me finally see this was what I wanted, this is what we worked for, our dream, our happiness, our best day ever moment!
A friend once told me, you are responsible for your own happiness.
I do not think I am much different, better off, or luckier then anyone else (perhaps a bit more FreeSpirited though ;)), but today I did feel all the aforementioned because today is a result from choosing to have my best day ever feeling. All the sacrifices, year or more of planning and this is what i got.... The best feeling ever of pure happiness and knowing I am making my own happiness. I'm doing what I want, how I want and with whom I want :). I didn't fully see it until today in simple play with my family. I wish everyone to follow your dreams and pursue your own happiness whatever your dream is. Mine is living in an RV while travelling, others may be to own their own successful company or become an undercover agent I dunno, just do what makes your smile grow and most importantly gives you that best day of my life feeling because at the end of the day, don't you want to feel this way all the time?
Wishing you all the happiness you desire and thanks for reading!