Pleasure in the Simple Things "Corner View"



In college, I often found my self stressed over various things such as grades, dating, money, and who knows what.  I have to say that I didn't enjoy the journey very much and may have been found to have said, "I will be happy when _______."  When I get an A, When I get more money, When I get married.  Now with age I realize I should have enjoyed the journey.  Maybe that is easy for me to say now that I am married,  have graduated from college, and have more money.  The thing is I have realized that arriving at a certain destination doesn't make you happy.  You have to choose to be happy.  Happiness is often found in the little things like blowing bubbles.  By the way Addy learned how to say bubbles today.  Happiness is baking this yummy pineapple upside down cake, kissing the head of a bald baby, swinging on the swings at a play ground, blowing bubble gum bubbles with your 10 year old, the smell of spring coming in ones kitchen window, or watching your children work side by side with their father out in the garden without complaint.  So if you find yourself wishing for happiness begin to count your blessing and with in just a matter of time you will find that happiness is right beside you and not somewhere far off in the distance.
p.s doesn't just looking at this cake I made make you happy.  It did me!

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Comments

Buckeroomama said…
Absolutely agree!!

...and yes, the pineapple upside down cake made me smile. I might just have an urge to make one sometime this week! Thanks for the inspiration. :)
Menthe Blanche said…
Of course this cake make me happy!...but it gives me especially hungry! It's tea times so, it will be perfect with my tea :D
Yum! I totally agree with you.....couldn't have said it better. Happy Wednesday!
Andi said…
Everything you make always looks delicious... but that cake looks so moist and incredible. And I don't even really like pineapple upside down cake! :)
Kasia said…
I agree with you! The biggest pleasure of life lise in all those small things.

And your cake look so delicious!
Elizabeth said…
Yes to it all and maybe a slice of the cake, please?
Heather said…
You are so right about happiness! Although, I'd be happier eating the cake than looking at the picture :-)
Shauna said…
I love this post because it's what I believe and my modo at home is "happiness in now." I know that it can be so easy to start to feel this way and then people get old and they look back, sad and struck, thinking, "I could have been happy then and all along." Such a trap. So, thanks for the reminder. Happiness is NOW!!!! Love to you,

Shauna xoxoxo
:) said…
so true, enjoy the day... now! and it's delicious.
jgy said…
Yes, such a happy cake and a happy post!
Even the name `pineapple upside down cake` makes me smile!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful view on life and positive thinking! Its contagious, and I have the idea that the words too are so bright and strong they will hold up well too even upside down!!
swig said…
you're perfectly right! warm greetings from Paris!
dorteinmalaga said…
very wise words Kelleyn and yes that cake looks sooo good :)

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