Me: What do you think the word joy means?
Me: What does it feel like when you are happy?
Boo: I feel lightweight….like a butterfly wing.
I can’t imagine a butterfly being weighed down by anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, or worry.
Me: Why do you think some people are happy all the time?
Boo: They just decide to wake up happy.
Me: And what about grumpy people?
Boo: They just decide to wake up grumpy.
It takes practice.
Me: What makes you happy?
Boo: Almost everything.
I’m finding that the more gratitude I have, the happier I am, and the less I need of anything else. It has a cumulative effect.