As I walked back home after dropping my daughter off at school – an enjoyable thing I’ve done off and on for 9 years – I had an interesting internal mini-conversation.
“I’m forty-three. I’m healthy. Have a wonderful family. No financial worries. A decent career. A passion to pursue.”
I glanced up.
Leafy green boughs of twenty-year old trees arched gracefully across the now quiet avenue. A blue sky with white fluffy clouds peeped through the branches, bright and clear in the soft morning sunlight.
I felt a small thrill of excitement run through me, as the next words formed inside my mind:
“I am happy!”
It felt more intense at that moment.
Nothing had changed in my outside world.
I had just become more aware of it!