(someday, i will have no more gold on my fireplace. SOMEDAY. then i will be happy...)
You know all those quotes that go around the internet--facebook, pinterest, mass email....that say something to the effect,
"I thought when I finally got out of high school I would be happy. And then I thought when I got out of college I would be happy. And then I'll be happy once I'm married, or have a baby, or make more money, or lose 10 pounds (or get over this horrible sickness and get this baby out and Peter to grow out of this HORRENDOUS behavioral phase or whatever it is!)... but happiness is a journey and not a destination." Blah, blah...
Well, I want to coin some phrase or quote that says essentially the same thing but instead of saying at the end, "but happiness is a journey and not a destination" it will say--
"And I discovered I was entirely right."
Because let's be honest--
A clean house
Retired with a free schedule
Enjoying Grandkids and being empty-nesters
Looking pretty darn good
Getting a full night's sleep
Reunited with Loved Ones
This is happiness to me.
There are some things you DO and there are some things you ENDURE.
Just one of those days. Thank you, and Amen.