So Easily Entertained, So Easily Made Happy

People keep telling me the same thing. It doesn’t matter if I know them personally, if they are online friends, or if they are someone I pass while out and about. If I keep hearing it, then it must be an obvious trait. The fact that I am easily entertained and just as easily made happy.

It really doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. Case in point. The other day I took mom to do her grocery shopping. She didn’t need much and really wanted to go to prove to herself she was getting better. I discovered a while back that my mother and I are entirely different types of shoppers. I go in, I make my way to pharmaceuticals, around to pets, cleaning products and then groceries. I take it one aisle at a time all the way down, around and to the registers. My mother on the other hand, has a list and she searches for items in the order of her list. This often means its an erratic path through the store often doubling back more than once. It is her method, and that’s fine. I will not try to change my mother’s way of doing things. 

Since we were there only for her groceries I was there with her, pushing the cart and getting the things that were too heavy, too high or low or that I could simply reach quicker. We were almost finished-for the third time- when she asked me to check and see if they had any of the cereal that my dad likes. For months it has been almost impossible to find. I told her to stay there at the end of the aisle and I would look. I reached the halfway mark and there it was waiting. I grabbed a box and without realizing, pulled it close almost in a hug then turned to show mom. It was then I noticed the lady approaching, laughing at my antics. “Some times it doesn’t take much to make us happy does it?” I smiled and agreed. I then proceeded to tell on myself.

The day before my son and I were in my car going somewhere. He told me to look at the dash. The odometer was getting ready to click over…to 22222. When it did I took a photo. I was later told I should have had my son traveling at 22 miles per hour which would have been icing on the cake. Remembering mom was tiring out, I wished the other shopper well and returned to finish shopping with mom. Who managed to get all but one thing that was nowhere to be found.

What can I say? I really am easy to please. I’m that person who likes long walks, coffee on the porch, staring at the stars and listening to the right music on long drives-or while sitting on the porch with coffee or stretched out staring at the stars. I enjoy long conversations or sitting quietly. I love those old corny jokes, family movies and hugs.

There are a lot of things that I would love to do, or at least I think I would, but I have learned to be content here in the quiet. I am learning how little I really need to be content. I may not have all I may think I want, but I have what I need. I have my faith. I have a home, transportation and food. I have family around me. I have a yard full of cats which are highly entertaining. Anything beyond that are wants, most of which are not necessary items.

There are times when I would like to take a trip, to the mountains or beach, but not going won’t kill me. There are events that I would love to take part in, but the wallet reminds me that I have financial responsibilities which are more important so I watch from the sidelines cheering the others on. I know, that if I can make it through this time, when I reach full retirement age, things will be better.

For now, I will be happy listening to the birds singing in the woods out back. Listening to the wind in the trees.  Enjoying the peace that is this place and understanding that I am blessed beyond measure. And yes, at least partly because I don’t get all I want.


About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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2 Responses to So Easily Entertained, So Easily Made Happy

  1. Being easily entertained is a good thing. You will find many happy things in life and it’s good for your health. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. elvira797mx says:

    I love birds singing too, beautiful violet rose. Thank’s for share Rebecca.
    Nice weekend!

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