How do we know what happiness is? Is happiness the same for everyone? These are some of the thoughts that wandered through my mind when I was picking up some last minute Christmas things.
I see people rushing here and there, yanking their children after them when all the while, the child wants to play in the play area or hopscotch on the tiles in the mallway. Kids just want to do things and be happy. One little fellow said to his mother, "Let's go home. I'm not happy here."
Happy seems to be a state of mind that just is. One doesn't have to work at it. It may be that it is a state of grace. Or, maybe it is just a place of love – love of life and love of everything.
It is one more thought to explore this Christmas.