Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

Are You Happy…

I shared a link on my Raising Mindful Kids site of the simple childhood song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It….”  It reminded me of how much fun it was to sing it  and do the actions when I was a young girl. The bouncy energy of the children caught me off guard and I noticed myself break out into a smile.

In speaking with others recently, some in their 20’s and 30’s, we have observed that the true innocence of childhood seems to have vanished and  often been replaced with stress, of one kind or another. As adults, do we stop to really pay attention whether children (ours or someone else’s) are happy… I mean REALLY happy! For the most part our lives have become to rushed an busy to even think about being happy. We sacrifice happiness, our children’s and more importantly our own, for… what…??? Happiness is a state of ‘being’ and we are constantly ‘doing’.

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Aug 15, 2012

I'm a teacher, mother, grandmother. I spent many years being a camp counsellor and program director. I trust that by visiting here, you will rediscover much of the parenting wisdom already inside you – and be committed and willing to refocus your energies on raising a more happy, mindful, thriving family.

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