Words and conversation can make me happy.
But actions oftentimes say more.
Sometimes it’s just the look. The touch. The smell.
And the words just get in the way.
Walking along and feeling his hand naturally grab mine.
Lying asleep and feeling his good morning yet “unassuming” kiss on my cheek.
Standing tense and feeling his strong fingers knowingly rub my shoulders.
Opening the mailbox to find an unexpected card.
Looking across a bustling, uncomfortable room to see a familiar smile.
Walking into the house to surprisingly see a room neatly organized.
Sleepily climbing down the stairs and smelling freshly brewed coffee.
Feeling alone and reading a friend’s words of support.
Feeling scared and seeing the sincere look in his eyes of ,”it will be ok”.
Being unsure of everything, but knowing the head resting on my shoulder is assured by me.
Feeling the breath of my sleeping child in my neck.
Catching his wink across the crowded dinner table.
Feeling his strong arms guide me not so well across the dance floor.
Awakening to a wet nose and tongue and furry paws pressed against my face.
Accepting a small finger wiping away my tears.
Sharing real laughter when we don’t even know what made us laugh.
Seeing the pride in a 2 year old’s face after saying a word he knows mommy has been waiting to hear.
These small expressions, acts and moments that can come with silence
Bring joy to what is often an overly routine life.
Sometimes I expect too much happiness in my days
When really, all I need are moments.
Moments where I feel a smile creep across my face.
And those moments can be silent
Because the words so often can get in the way.
This is the second part of Momalom’s Five For Ten event. Our topic for today was Happiness. Stop on over at Momalom to read the other amazing perspectives on this topic!