Sunday, November 15, 2009

If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands!

What is it with everyone's obsession with being happy?! I always thought that I was a happy person and the other day someone (you KNOW who you are!) told me that I just wasn't happy! Well yes I am! At least I thought I was until someone said that! Now I am all confused!

Sure, my life sucks, I pretty much can't stand my kids and some of my family (I can say that 'cuz the one's that I can't stand don't read this!) but other than that I AM TOO HAPPY dang it!!!!

So are you happy? Now...I know that "men are that they might have joy", but we aren't talking abut joy. Joy does in fact elude me. What is joy anyway? I feel joy with my grand kids, joy in my testimony of the gospel, (my church) but...that is about it. What am I doing wrong?

I feel peace, love, comfort, pain, but joy? Not so much. I realize that I couldn't get through my life without Homer and I am not saying that out loud just in case God hears me and decides to "test" me again...as he laughs all the way to the beach. I do know that I bitch and moan a lot, but hey...at least I don't hold it all in so that I die of a heart attack when I am 50. OK, so I am almost 52 and feel like I am 90. I guess that is another thing not to have joy in although I wouldn't go back and do anything in my life any different...except maybe I would give my kids up for adoption. Even the one I adopted.

Seriously...if you know me, you know that I do love my kids...I'm just kidding so don't get your panties in a twist, but I apparently suck at the mom thing. I must have said out loud once that I had this mom thing under control, and once again God heard me, laughed...and here we are not learning whatever it is that I am supposed to be learning. If I was catch on to that lesson we could move on to something else!

Men may have joy but do women? Do you? Maybe I feel it and just don't know it. I DO know that I would feel joy if I could ride WB's coat tails straight to the right hand of God, where he will be running around on that beach. I would even be willing to serve the mojitos, virgin of course, just to be able to feel that joy.

15 comments:

April said...

Ummm...hello!!! You bring joy to my life every time I see you! You crack me up! And, all the service you have provided to WB will get you a pass straight through to the front of the line!

I get glimpses of joy sometimes in my life. I know others who have joy in everything they do. That's just not me. That is not my lot in life. I am learning to accept that. Some days are better at accepting that than others. ;)

Love ya sista!

Kristina P. said...

I am happy and content with my life, but I wonder if that's the same as true joy?

Amy Joy said...

My middle name is JOY

Homer and Queen said...

April-I love you! Could you please down here?

KP-I feel the same way!

Amy-I rest my case...

Homer and Queen said...

April I meant move down here!!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Yes April do move down here, although I know it will never happen.

Queen, did you break into my house steal my journal or perhaps do some kind of Vulcan mind meld? Because seriously I feel this way most if not all of the time. Probably 99%. what the what is all I can say. I think I have forgotton how to be happy, and maybe I am only really happy when I am miserable. Need some serious therapy I am sure.

Sandra said...

I understand this all too well. I am NOT an effusive person and I have a good slice of curmudgeon in my personality, so many people think I'm unhappy. I'm not, I'm just not jumping for joy at every tern like a hyper terrier!

I have felt joy, but I think joy is a once-in-a-while emotion.

Sandra said...

I know how to spell turn, even tern like the bird!

April said...

Looks like I missed a great game yesterday. Can't wait to see what next week holds! Gooooo Cougars!

Missy said...

Happy? I cannot catch a breath long enough to comtemplate happiness!

Crazy Cousin said...

I think you are misunderstanding the meaning of the word JOY. Men feel joy, when they see a shiney new sports car or sit on the couch watching football games all day while guzzling their favorite brews. Woman on the other hand feel joy on a much deeper level, since we actually have tangible emotions. Our "joy" would be more aptly labeled "Awe", "Love", "wonderment"
or just plain giddiness at lifes wonders. Joy seems like such a superficial word when we women REALLY know how to experience our feelings.

Tamber said...

I am trying to decide weather to go to the game on Saturday. The kids and I only have one seat between us. My husband gave away all of the other seats to his friends. I am trying to figure out if it is doable or not. Hopefully it is. Are you going?

Chief said...

I stuggle to feel joy sometimes. Women have such an enormous amount of mothers guilt we put upon ourselves.

Mike said...

"...men are, that they MIGHT have joy." Joy is not a guarantee, nor is joy a saving ordinance. If we MIGHT have joy then it is safe to assume we MIGHT NOT have joy.

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