Is This Happiness?

It occurred to me that I feel legitimately happy for the first time in years.

Oh sure, money woes are never ending, and my health is uncertain, but somewhere along the way over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned to see my way through to the other side.

I’ll never be a grinning, empty-headed optimist, and I’ll always be serious minded and realistic, but I can see and feel a warm glow around the edges that feels comforting and centering.

It’s nice here. I think I’ll stay for awhile.