Feb 162011
 
Sunrise in South Florida

Happiness is what life is all about, at least it is in my opinion what life should be all about. What is success, money or love, if you are not happy? When my mother passed away, I realized just how short life is, and never before had happiness been so significant to me. If you are happy, not only will you feel better, but those around you will feel better too.

One of the ways in which I share my happiness is by taking my kids on outings. Whenever we get the chance, we go wherever our legs will take us. One Saturday not too long ago, my boys wanted to go to the beach. My husband could not take us, so there was only one thing to do – walk! 
We packed up the stroller with plenty of water, snacks, balls and toys, and then we walked about seven miles to the beach. We took our time and stopped at every park and playground on our way, we explored new places, saw new sights, and we had a grand time together. By the time we reached the beach we were exhausted, but it was the good kind of exhaustion. Our legs were sore, but we found some deserted beach chairs on the beach and watched as the sun went down, and the beach scenery changed into that of a lively nightlife with live music. We still had some energy to play ball on the beach, and the kids spent a lot of time playing on the beach playground even after the sun went down.
Another way in which I try to share my happiness with those around me is by trying to enjoy the simple things in life, and my husband and I love to surprise our kids. There have been times, where we picked up the kids from school with a loaded minivan, and instead of driving home we would head for the Florida keys on a camping trip.
One of my boys’ favorite things in the summer, is if I wake them up early at the morning (around 4 a.m.) to let them know that we are headed for the beach. They quickly grab their swim shorts, a bucket and shovel, and soon we are off for some family fun. My husband and I love to get to the beach so early that we can watch the stars together and with the kids. Watching the sun rise over the ocean is phenomenal, and just being there on the beach watching the wonders of nature unfold is absolutely priceless. Being at the beach with my kids makes me happy, and it is a great way for me to share my happiness with the kids.
Happiness is in fact priceless, it does not matter how much money you have, if you do not understand how to enjoy the simple things in life, you will not be truly happy. My family is poor in possessions, but we are rich in love, happiness and family experiences. Appreciate everything you have, your family members, the love that they have for you, and the love that you have for them, and make sure to enjoy life while you have it.
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