Happiness can be defined as enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment.
I used to think I exuded happiness, after all, I am happy to have a loving husband and 4 healthy children, a gift many won’t ever receive. I finally found the house of my dreams and I am so happy to be living here. I am happy with my job and truly happy to have a job, something many others don’t have. Plus, I work at home, who wouldn’t love that? Though I can cite many things that I am happy about and even grateful for, am I really, truly and completely “happy”?
My husband had said to me the other day, ” we are just surviving”! (Survival: the continuation of life or existence.) It really got me thinking about things, maybe he is right, maybe we really aren’t living in a state of well-being and contentment. OK, we needed something more, but what?
As I pondered what he had said and thought about what changes we could make to move toward this sort of whole contentment, it occurred to me that perhaps the once perfect 2 incomes per family just wasn’t sufficient these days. This brought me to the shocking realization that maybe one or even both of us would need to get a second job. I quickly realized this was not going to make us any happier; while we would have more money, when would we have time to do anything fun with it?
After a lot of thought and trying to talk myself out of it, I decided to try direct sales with PartyLite to see if I could generate the extra income that would bring more fun and hopefully true happiness to our lives without spending a ton of time away from the house and my family. I thought it would be interesting to document this adventure here, so I could look back and not only see what was successful and what wasn’t, but also to remember the journey….hopefully to happiness 😉