I would like to present a smiley I created this morning with onions, a peppadew pepper, and feta cheese during my break at work.
Yay for happiness.
I was indulding in an employee discount meal. A “You Pick Two” (or… me pick two?) of a half Asian Sesame Chicken Salad, a half Mediterranean Veggie sandwich, and an apple. Yum.
I normally don’t eat that healthy, but today I was in the mood to be a little healthy. I normally go for comfort foods at work… lots of meat, sugar, and soup. I should stop relying on comfort foods all the time. Comfort foods promise short-term comfort, but not always long-sterm.
Well, I’ve been thinking about “smiley” moments lately, and trying to figure out what makes ME smile. Lately I’ve been focusing on BIG things I want to do in life. And lately I’ve been feeling sad, because a lot of these things are really big, which means that they’re out of reach at this time in my life. And then I feel discouraged… which isn’t good.
However, I’m learning that focusing on the big things I want in life doesn’t help. Although it would be nice to do everything I want to do in life right now, as well as have everything I want, true happiness will come when I learn to be thankful for what I do have and appreciate my life the way it is now.
Because… the truth is that I’m blessed. I am blessed. But I don’t always realize how blessed I am, because I’m constantly looking around at what other people have or what other people are doing in their lives… and then I’m miserable, because I want what they have. I get caught up in the ordering “what she’s having, please” and then I feel incomplete.
But when I stop looking for what other people do have and focus on what I’m blessed with, that’s when the smile appears. And when I find those “happy moments,” I do feel complete.
I’m going to work on appreciating the little things in life more, as well as being thankful for what I do have.
Most importantly, I want my smile to shine. I want to be happy. And I want to glorify the One who created my smile.