Thursday, August 16, 2012

What Makes You, You?

Yesterday in MOPS, we were asked to describe ourselves -- without saying anything about your husbands or children. Lately, I'd say that has become more and more difficult for me... because my life is my husband and children. I love them dearly, and focus my time and energy on taking care of them.

So, it was a challenge for me to come up with an answer. Many of the things that I truly enjoyed have taken a backseat to the everyday things that have to get done. Did you know that 40% of our happiness is genetic, while 20% is based on our situations, and the remaining 40% is purely our choice?

What is it that makes you happy? I mean YOU... not happy through the lives of others... but something just for you.

For me, it's writing... fundamentally, it is a great way for me to process through things. It makes me feel better to get things out on paper, and makes me feel more grounded and balanced. Lately, it has taken a backseat to so many other things -- but I'm hoping to change that starting today. No promises about a timeline or anything like that, but I'm going to give my promise that I'm going to write as often as possible.

A second thing that makes me happy is seeing the success that I've experienced with Scentsy. This isn't a sales pitch, but I want to tell you why it makes me happy. I am an incredibly shy person...painfully shy. I'm the wall flower at parties unless someone else engages me into conversation. So how is it that I can be successful at selling a product? Well, it helps that the product is amazing... high quality, and beautiful. These products sell themselves, but also give me a reason/motivation to step outside of my comfort zone with some really successful results. Sales are really easy with these products, and I love sharing with people how happy it makes me... so it's a win/win situation. If you'd like to know more about shopping with Scentsy or about changing your life by joining my growing team... please don't hesitate to email me.

A couple of other things I enjoy are reading and baking -- there isn't much time for all of these hobbies, but I am grateful for any time that I can spend recharging my batteries for taking care of the little men that require all that I have to give on most days.

So... take a minute and tell me what makes YOU happy...


  1. Wow that is a hard one - to say me with out my kids or hubby but I did write a post about it.

    Check it out


  2. Watching football and working out make me happy:) What a great post, and a great reminder for all of us!

  3. What a challenging topic. I am so wrapped up in caring for the kids and the husband, and running the household. What makes me happy - going out to my Dad's farm, even if it means work, it is peaceful and wonderful out there. And running. I get some of my best thoughts while running.

  4. That is hard with out talking about being a mom - that is the season I am in right now. :) What makes me happy is my work being a middle school athletic director and teacher, my wed night bible study and also my small group on Sunday nights. Helping others and also the blog community. I feel like if we lived close we could be close friends :)


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