Celebrating Mom

This year I am discovering that spending time with others actually improves happiness. While I still like my solitude (I am an introvert), I am trying to spend more time with friends and family. I’m also continuing to meet people on my travels. I have noticed that has helped me tremendously (besides going gluten and dairy free).

I am thankful for my parents and I am grateful for everything they do for me. Mom cooking me gluten-free and halal meals, making sure I can eat the meals they are having. Taking me grocery shopping and providing travel tips whenever I plan my trips. I’m grateful for many other things as well.

On Sunday, I cooked mom a gluten-free breakfast, then we took her out for dinner. She enjoyed herself and we had a relaxing day.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

2 thoughts on “Celebrating Mom”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It does my heart good to see those pictures of you and your mom and dad spending quality time together on Mother’s Day. It was very nice of you to return the favor and make her breakfast and take her out to dinner. You have discovered an important key to happiness. Focus outward on other people, share yourself with them, share your gifts, do things that bring them happiness, and you will feel happy too.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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