Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happiness IS a Choice

I detest grocery shopping.  Abhor it.  Despise it.  It involves having to plan (not a good thing in my book) and spending lots of money for something I can't even wear.  But yesterday, on a perfectly gorgeous fall day, I decided to choose happiness to accompany me on that odious task.  Why happiness?

  • Because we are employed and therefore able to pay the bill,
  • Because my back is strong enough to push the full cart,
  • Because we will have 48 hours where no one will say, "There's nothing to eat in this house!"
  • Because we have 3,000,000 grocery stores in a one mile radius from our house- which is good
  • Because I will have to go back tomorrow since I never use a list,
  • That is why I choose happiness (okay, maybe not that last dot.)

Now what makes YOU happy today?

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21 comments:

Evansmom said...

So true. A positive attitude can change everything. Thanks for the reminder!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Choosing happiness is so important. I usually hate grocery shopping too. I'll look at it differently next time.

Carrie said...

Those are all great reasons to be thankful and happy. Great post!

The Buchanan Family said...

Great Post-I'll Def. have to think of that next time I go buy grocerys!

That corgi :) said...

thanksfor putting it in this type of perspective; I too abhor it, which is funny because I like to eat......

thanks for the gentle reminder to be thankful in all things :)

betty

Kelli Nørgaard said...

Thanks for this AWESOME reminder!!!!

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

It makes me happy to have a happy wife doing the grocery shopping!

pandabox33 said...

Appreciating the things we susually take for granted makes life so much better.
I love grocery shopping. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

As a friend of mine once said, 'Life is what you make of it, Buster!' and I've never forgotten it. :-)

Even with grocery shopping, and I agree it's tedious, we have so much to be thankful for!

I know of a family who shops once a month, having planned out meals for a MONTH, then takes their list and shops. Oh, what discipline!

From Tracie said...

I try to stay positive when I have to grocery shop. It helps if I leave my husband at home, he is a grocery grump.

The Incredible Woody said...

I find I am a much happier grocery shopper if I stay away from Wal-Mart!

Carrie B said...

I couldn't have said it better myself ~ it is also one of my least favorite things to do!

Thanks for the reminder of how fortunate I am.

Although I'm still not sure I'd put it in the happiness column. :)

Just sayin'

Queen Scarlett said...

Nice!

In a recent talk by John Bytheway and he said we should wake up and tell ourselves, "I think I'll be delightful today."

I'm working on it. ;-)

Mental P Mama said...

I have more reasons to be happy than I can ever count. Happy snacking;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree with you on all points...I loathe it too, but am lucky I can do it.

hey, where the heck are your reusable bags?

Aging Mommy said...

I always enjoyed grocery shopping until I became a mother and then it was anything but fun. It's got better but there is always the possibility of a meltdown and everything takes forever as I am putting as many things back on the shelves as I take off, thanks to my willing "helper" who constantly adds her own ideas of essential items to the cart :-)

jojo said...

just happy to be...everything else is cake!

leigh said...

It really is the smallest things that can make us the happiest!

Teddy Started It said...

Oh! I'm with you on the hating the grocery shopping thing! I used to insist my husband come with me, because I found the task so odious I couldn't face it alone. And then I had a couple of kids. Now I grocery shop alone late at night and consider it quality "me" time. My how things have changed;p

Matty said...

I like grocery shopping. With or without a list. My wife hates it.

And just like your household, we hear the same thing too. Even with a kitchen full of food, there still is never anything to eat.

And no matter how thorough a list is made, something is ALWAYS forgotten.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Good for you--since the shopping HAS to be done, why not be happy doing it!

Got your message on the Halibut dish. I hope you like it as much as we do. When you are eating it close your eyes and pretend you are visiting me up north, O.K.?