Discovering Happiness

Happiness

In my post earlier this week I spoke about Grief and how it impacts you.  Today I wish to share with how you can discover the happiness we are all entitled to feel each day…

I see many families struggle to find happiness on their journey due to various situations that have impacted their life and often changed since the diagnosis of their child.  The thing is that once we acknowledge the grief or sadness we may be feeling it is our choice and no one else’s for us to discover the happiness that exists deep within us…  Yes to begin with you may need to dig deep to be able to see that opportunities that exist with the obstacles that you endure, but you need to know the happiness is there.

In the beginning we all get caught up in what is happening with our child and our focus and demands change and with this so does the way we perceive situations each day… Life tends to become more serious and educational based in an endeavour to nurture our children and the best way we possibly can.  The only thing that is forgotten is they are still children which is where the happiness lies.  Yes, the joy and laughter comes when we allow children to be children…

When life becomes all about the future and not the present this leads to us as adults losing sight of what brings us joy as an individual, a mother/father or wife/husband.  We don’t seek these things as they have been buried in the memories of life and by doing so we have taken away our happiness and joy that we used to share each day… The things we did to have fun and create memories are all gone and we need to change this…

We need to go back to allow ourselves and our children have the opportunity to nurture yourself by doing things that create the magic within each and every one of us. This may mean doing something wild and spontaneous before doubt sets in, to allow your inner child to come out and play.   Give yourself permission to have fun, laugh, play and enjoy life again.  Then watch as you begin to become more energised and enthusiastic along with discovering the happiness that you can create each day.