When Sadness Becomes Happy-ness

Oh, this is going to be a smattering of stuff that you will either be fascinated with or not. It is actually going to be the uncensored thoughts of my brain RIGHT NOW. I might censor when I proof it but the general rule I have learned when it comes to developing a blog is to do it often, keep it short, and it doesn’t matter what the content is.

I absolutely love the 4th of July. There is always a good memory associated with it, whether it be sparklers and homemade ice cream in my grandparents backyard or the fireworks I saw last year in Warner Robins. We’re headed back there tomorrow, staying nearby at a great bed and breakfast resort and basically creating somewhat of a tradition. The concert and fireworks are free and my brother in law will be playing in the Air Force Band which means we’ll get good seats. yea Tim!

Yes, we were there exactly a year ago and I’ve spent the evening thinking about what’s the same and what’s different in a year’s time. The obvious difference is the fact that we might be seeing the recession fireworks show tomorrow night. Last year they spared no expense and I loved seeing all my tax dollars light up in the sky, it lasted FOREVER and I was just plain grateful to be standing on American soil, surrounded by the veterans and members of the Air Force witnessing it. Now, I’m not to sure what we’ll see tomorrow but something tells me that my tax dollars are busy paying for something else this year. We shall see.

We’ve got a new president. I’ve got a new doctor (joy!) and seem to be managing all my growing pains much better now. My children are growing WAY UP really FAST. Other relationships in my life are different too… some are deeper and more fulfilling than ever. Others of them make me sad because they are strangely different. I’ve learned lately that it’s okay to be sad because sometimes, well, it just is what it is. And sometimes really letting myself be sad about something is when real happy-ness begins.

There is much to be happy about today as I sit on my new love-and-respect seat in my newly painted room. I don’t have to go into great detail here. The one that knows of my happy-ness also knows the how, why, when and where of it all.

I love my life.

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2 Responses to When Sadness Becomes Happy-ness

  1. Shannon Johnson says:

    I love this! I love the simplicity of what you said. Its true….and life changes so fast and so do the happenings around you…you will find great joy in sometimes the questioning of relationships and situations around you. Good stuff.

    I love your new paint and your room! :) We hate that we weren’t there this week. It would have been a nice coming home!!!BUT…we were getting our furniture which was a blessing and a joy of our own. You must come down and see….however….its all still a great big mess right now…that I am hoping to sort out by early next week!! At least I have carpet, paint and furniture. :) Come see…even if its today…you know us…it will be neat soon! Love you…love the blog.

  2. Shelley says:

    Shannon! you are always so encouraging, especially when I blog about things that seem to make no sense, other than to me. I’m glad it made sense to you and maybe some other folks who read it… I’ve really been on the fence about writing what needs to be said for myself vs. writing what needs to be said for them. That is, the gentle readers who make their way here.

    I do have a message, sometimes it seems to be for everyone and then there are others who read and know the message was especially meant for them. It’s all here… the good, the bad, the ugly sometimes! and, as always, thanks for the comment :) !

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