I heard them; they were upstairs, painting the walls while keeping an eye on the cricket.  I don’t know what they were talking about, but the tone was clear; they were comfortable together as only a father and daughter can be.  A thunderstorm broke and cut their conversation from my hearing, so I turned back to my kitchen and the Creedence song on the radio.  The smell of the roasting peppers and garlic in the oven was heavenly.  As I stirred wine into the sizzling onions on the stove it occurred to me that I am happy, content in a pure and almost primitive way.

Is it audacity to proclaim happiness when many others are so unhappy?


24 Comments Add yours

  1. MissChris says:

    No it is never audacity Cin – you are grateful for what you have and that is all that is required.
    You are allowed to be happy – everyone is.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think we should take time to express our gratitude more often MissChris?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thks schakily 🙂

  2. Madmom says:

    We have the lives we worked for. Enjoy it without taking it for granted.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m reminding myself to say thank you more often MM.

  3. markbyrd says:

    May GOD Bless you!!! Mark

  4. Leon says:

    Nope, just gratefulness!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s so easy to take things for granted?

  5. Krokodil says:

    Nope. Unhappiness is usually temporary, because one has a choice – your proclaimed happiness reminds others who are in the downswing of things about that and may inspire more than you think.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I never thought of it that way Krok!

  6. Hi, Cin.
    Thanks for the visit and comments at my “place”. Tracing you back I find you have heart and skill. Glad to find you and your work.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I appreciate that, coming from you, Richard!

  7. Hopestar says:

    Its wonderful to proclaim you are happy! *hugs*

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hopestar, sometimes clouds can make a beautiful sunset.

  8. Alyson says:

    This post is poetry. I will have to bookmark it to remind myself that sometimes, happiness is that “easy.”

    thank you!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you Alyson. I’m intrigued by your URL; my Facebook status update yesterday was the William James quote “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

  9. Zeppie says:

    Howdi Cin

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hey Zeps, hoe gaan dit daar anderkant? Baklei die mense nog so erg?

  10. nrhatch says:

    I’ve added you to my blog roll and subscribed to your blog!

    Love the way you write.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, likewise 🙂

  11. Jem says:

    Hello Cin!
    Just popping in to see how you’re doing…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Lovely to see you Jem, I am doing fine and hope you are too.

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