This has been an incredible journey. I questioned whether or not I would make it, stumbled upon happiness in unexpected places and learned there was always a happiness no matter how small that can be found.
I think it is quite fitting that my final day of happiness revolves around one thing that always brings me happiness – my daughter. This was the day to bake cookies and make candies for Christmas. She came over to help with the candies and we laughed, had a chocolate fight, drank a little wine and listened to Christmas carols. We did also find time to actually make some goodies during all of that too… 😉
The kitchen smelled of sweets and sounded of laughter and music. I am so glad she enjoys carrying on some of the traditions we had when she was little. She took a few goodies to share with her coworkers tomorrow and a few to keep herself.
I hope some of you try this challenge even if you choose not to write about it. It really has been fun. And it was good for me to push on my days that the depression was stronger to find something that was happy. Those are the days I learned the most. To quote Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t worry, be HAPPY!”