Thursday, May 21, 2009

my happiness

my happiness
Originally uploaded by daddyisaninja.
Happiness is a commodity, and you had better get yours before it all runs out. For me, there is infinite joy in the little things. The little faces that come running to me on these few but precious days. The little rare moments in the day that I find a moment to take a breath and appreciate that I am alive and have so much to be thankful for. The little surprises in my world that show me hope and faith in the future of my life.

There is no perfection in the world, only the pursuit of it. And I think that in my quest for happiness I have begun to understand Bertrand Russle's take when he said, "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.."

I am in the middle of sacrifice and compromise, and I know that although I couldn't have planned the way my hand would play out, it's my hand to play, and I am happy with the cards that I have been dealt. I think about the two aces in this picture, and the rest of the cards in my hand, and I believe that I'm going to be sitting at the table for quite a while.