Sunday, May 25, 2008

Absolute Happiness

Do you remember the times in your life when you felt absolute happiness? You know, the time where you were so filled with joy that it felt that your heart would burst?

I feel this way whenever I'm lost in a good book. I also get this feeling when I'm laughing with BFF. I had it on the day that John Dear and I got engaged. (I probably would've had it on our wedding day, but I was sick and hopped up on Dramamine most of the day).

I feel it in less momentous occasions. This week's season finale of Grey's Anatomy. Right at the end, where Meredith and Derek got together. Bliss. Nirvana. The first year's season finale of Friday Night Lights when the team wins the state championship. My heart exploded in joy.

This weekend at the beach has been so peaceful. I've finished two books in two days and will hopefully finish another today. John Dear and I both had massages yesterday. We'll probably go to the outlets and maybe see a movie today. I'm at peace and I'm happy.

15 comments:

annacyclopedia said...

That's wonderful, Jen. It's so great to really enjoy being happy. Glad to hear you had such a fantastic weekend.

Antigone said...

Sounds blissful.

La La said...

I could use a little bit of that right now...maybe I should head for the beach too! lol I've been meaning to, actually.

Glad you have found some zen!

waitinginline said...

That does sound like bliss. I hope the rest of the weekend is just as wonderful!

DC said...

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! I hope you are having a wonderful time at the beach.

"Friday Night Lights" is one of my all-time favorite shows!! Also, I lived and worked in DC for a year between undergrad and law school. I always thought I would go back after law school, but fate had other plans.

I can't wait to follow your story and cheer you on! Please stay in touch.

Io said...

I'm glad you're having such a good time of it lately and re-finding the joy.

JJ said...

Happy is bliss...

The Town Criers said...

Mmmm...that sounds so nice. Which beach are you guys at?

Mommy Meryl said...

What a great post!! I have enjoyed reading your blog.

seussgirl said...

Just found your blog through NaComLeavMo! Your Thoreau quote on the side? I wrote a paper on it in high school. :)
I liked your happiness post!

Nit said...

Hello! Over from NaComLeavMo...

Sometimes when life sucks, it is nice to remember those times when we were happiest, I agree :)

Heather Johnson said...

Thanks for stopping by for NaComLeavMo! I'm really enjoying visiting the other blogs. And I WISH I had the time to read all weekend - it's all I really wanted to do, but alas, life got in the way. I did manage to read all of Water for Elephants though - FANTASTIC! I'll be posting my review within the next few day, so please come back and check it out!

Marie said...

Yes I was absolutely crazy, over the top happy, about Meredith and Derek. You weekend sounds fantastic.

Hope said...

I love those happy moments...they sure make us feel awesome.

I LOVED the ending of Greys too, how sweet was the candles outlining the house...awwww

((HUGS))

Sassy said...

That sounds like the perfect weekend. Just blissful.