What makes you happy?

I remember the day I took this picture of my kids. There were other days like it, days when a popsicle or ice cream would make their whole day. Why do we stop having days like this when we grow up?

I feel like so much of my time is spent working on something: myself, my business, my relationships. Most of the time I’m OK with that, but sometimes it really does feel like work. This particular day with my kids didn’t feel like we were “working” at all. They were themselves, enjoying the sunshine and a treat, playing in the sandbox, running in the grass. And I enjoyed the day just as it was. Looking back, this was probably some of the best “work” I’ve done on my relationship with them: I enjoyed them without scolding or correcting or all of that other “mom” stuff. I remembered why I wanted to be a mom in the first place. It was a pretty happy day for all of us.

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein

What makes YOU happy?