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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”

-Dalai Lama

Everyone once and a while when I get my hands on a really good book, I love to share it with as many people as I can. I know I am more likely to pick something up and read it if it has a review from someone that I trust, someone who’s opinion I value versus a stranger. I really enjoy reading self written books that align with where I am at in life. This year I have been reading a lot of books focused around living well, being fit and being healthy. I do this because by aligning my desire to be fit, slim, healthy, and active with the content that I am reading, it helps me to stay on track. I never fail to learn something new, or find something from these books that I then take with me into my everyday life and incorporate them as part of my new normal. The other reason that I read these types of books, which to me is the most important is that you can exercise like crazy and you can eat clean as you have ever eaten before, but there is a lot to be said about you being in tune with your body.

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To Our Hero, on Father’s Day

Growing up I always thought about the kind of man I wanted to spend my life with. I wanted to spend it with someone who valued me, someone who loved me and someone who was an honest man. There were also things I thought about, like wanting to be with someone who was good looking, someone taller than me, the superficial stuff.  I am now realising though, that some of the things I never gave much thought to then, are a large part of the things that create a lot of happiness for me now.
So today, on Fathers Day, I wanted make this post about a big happiness in my life (because this blog of course is about life’s bliss too). Here’s some of the things I never thought about back then, things that I have now, and things I am truly grateful for.
I have a man who is an excellent father to our daughter, and I know without a shadow of a doubt he would do anything for her. He’s not afraid to be goofy and make a complete fool of himself because it makes us laugh and that gives him great joy. I have a man who encourages me to take care of myself and do things that make me happy- like being active, pursuing this blog, and other self care things that keep me sane. He gives me breaks from being a mother when I have no more patience for the demands of a toddler. I also have a man who when things get tough (and I ain’t going to sit here and tell you they don’t) he’s willing to talk it out and communicate. He listens to what’s our relationship needs and he does his best to try and make it better. He does all of these things, because he truly cares about our family, our marriage and our forever.

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Being a father is tough, sometimes just as tough as being a mother, and I feel like dad’s don’t get enough credit.

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