At Two Shoes Tuesday, today's word is hidden, which is quite appropriate because I had a hard time finding the word! I thought it was hidden from me, and then I realized it was right in front of my eyes. Hmmm. Kind of like happiness. Have you ever felt like you'd never be happy? That happiness was a foreign concept, a hidden feeling? One that you'd never feel? A feeling that was reserved for other people . . . people more worthy than you? I must confess that I have felt that way before. If I were a better person I'd be more happy. If I had a bigger bank account, I'd be more happy. If I had stainless steel appliances in my kitchen, I'd be more happy. If I didn't have to work, I'd be more happy. If I were perfect, I'd be more happy. Happiness seemed elusive at times, almost hidden from me.
Then I opened my eyes. I saw my husband smile at me and my children laughing together. And I realized that happiness wasn't hidden from me at all, it was right in front of my eyes the whole time.
P.S. I still want stainless steel appliances, but I won't base my happiness on them!!