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Contentment, bliss, harmony, ease, delight, happiness...joy.
What a surprise this afternoon. I have had a terrible pressure headache most of the day and it is grey and raining here but I am feeling complete contentment right now. I picked up my daughter after school and a neighbor friend came home with us. My son and the girls had a snack and then sat at the kitchen table with the girls each painting a masterpiece and my son happily playing with Play-Doh. I put some kid tunes on the iPod and fixed a pot of coffee (with yummy sugar free vanilla caramel creamer) and was able to forget about my headache and tidy up the kitchen while listening to the delightful conversation of the children.
We are so blessed to live in the community that we do and especially in the neighborhood that we do. We have the best neighbors that have become dear friends and it feels like family around here, truly it does.
I just wanted to savor and remember this feeling this afternoon...so happy...so joyful...so grateful.
"The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings,the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become."
- Ezra Taft Benson
"The fruit of the spirit is love, joy and peace."
- Galatians 5:22
"I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance, until it overflows."
- John 10:10