happiness is.............

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

being 5 weeks old and having your tickle spot found for the first time

as we get older, we really begin to realize that it is the simple things in life that make us the happiest

the smile of a child

seeing your grandchildren accomplish new things (hey, I think Sid has my Olympic gold medal)

learning to live in the here and now. by putting past mistakes behind us we allow ourselves to be filled with the joy, love, peace, healing, and freedom of the present moment. 

it's a wonderful lesson to all of us as we traverse the stressful world we live in. 



  1. What a lovely sentiment! Adorable kiddos too.

  2. o baby smiling is so precious! smiling so young is tremendous. I'm trying to imagine a front porch and a lemonade while on a log ride? hahahaha. have a super day!

  3. The first photo is adorable. Your gradkids are all so cute. I am going to spend the rest of the week with a couple of mine.

  4. you are a wise woman Laura! the grands are just wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  5. Nothing better than one of the first smiles of a newbie! How beautiful! I love this post...all so true...thanks for the reminder. :)

  6. Beautiful post. So true. Grandchildren are such a joy!

  7. You are so right! What adorable grandchildren you have!

  8. Gotta love those sweet little tickle spots- Your grands are just darling...beautiful! xo Diana

  9. Kids have the real meaning of life built into them, it's a shame we lose that as we age.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  10. aw, how nice - great pics!

    xx stephanie


  11. Simple always says it best! How adorable your post is! thanks for sharing.

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  12. So well said, Laura. Your grandchildren are beautiful. I have only been a grandmother for a little over a year. It's so wonderful when life hands you a new kind of love. (I hope that you and your knee are well!)

  13. Laura, love looking at the photos of your grandchildren. I don't have any yet, but I cannot wait for the day! I have 3 daughters-- My youngest is a senior in High School, so the empty nest is coming....
    Love your blog,


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