Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. ~ Democritus
Soul searching has been on my mind quite a bit lately.
I'm not sure what I am searching for but I know it is goodness, it is happiness, it is effortless, it is comfortable. I know it is not a possession. It is not a material matter.
Deep down I think we all are searching, we are all looking for the answer to life....what is it that will make each moment on this earth worthwhile.
It is different to all of us, just as we each have a favorite color (red for me) or favorite song that can turn your mood instantly (Just Like Heaven by The Cure for me).
But what makes me tick.....what makes me jump out of bed ready to tackle the world.....that my friends, I am still searching for.
Cut to this morning.
Cold. Gloomy. Down right dreary.
It has the look and feel of the March, not the last day of May.
It was a morning to curl up on my couch under a blanket, drink coffee and watch mindless television. It was a day that didn't have me jumping out of bed to tackle the world. It was a day I wanted to hide from the world.
There is "stuff" going on - typical stuff that isn't to worry about - but still wants you want to hide from reality. Let's be honest - a few teenagers and a pre-teen makes a mom worry.
It was a day that my soul felt very lost.
Then I happened to check Facebook.....a ride with some fantastic ladies was taking place this morning. I had been excited about it but the weather had me firmly placed on my couch.
I noticed one particular friend I hadn't seen in awhile was attending. And that's just what I needed.
I got off the couch, grabbed my gear and off I went to meet the group.
So glad I got off the couch and on my bike - although it wasn't fast or far today - it was just what my soul needed.
Good friends, great conversation and some fresh air.....it's good for the soul!
It was goodness, it was happiness, it was effortless, it was comfortable.
I still haven't figured out the answers, but for this one hour today, "it" was present.
Thank you ladies - you know who you are - for making this dreary blah day a bit brighter and getting me back on my blog!