Bliss

Today I’m linking up with my friend Andrea at DreAm heART sMart ArT for her blog challenge. The prompt is “bliss.”

When I heard that this week’s blog challenge prompt was “bliss,” I didn’t know how to get started.

Usually, I’ll have a flash of inspiration, and the words will just flow out of me. But not this time.

Bliss is extreme happiness, utter contentment, a feeling of absolute pleasure. For someone who writes about happiness often, this should be a no brainer, right?

But I don’t spend my days diving into a vat of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck or spinning in the grass singing, “The hills are alive with the sound of music!”

Perhaps I’m just tired of the holiday season or maybe other people’s moods are annoying me.

I’m not having soaring highs from bliss overload…and I think that’s OK.

I do, however, have tiny blips of perfect contentment throughout my days…

  • A delicious cup of tea.
  • Reading a real hardcover book and turning the pages with my hands.
  • Snuggling on the couch with Skyla.
  • Walking into the house and smelling pine and cinnamon candles.
  • Falling asleep to the sounds of a rainstorm.

Maybe singing-from-the-rooftops bliss doesn’t happen all the time.

I think we should be grateful for finding just a little bliss. It’s enough for me.

“Why have I been chasing happiness my whole life when bliss was here the entire time?” Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love. Tweet this!

What makes you feel blissful?

3 Comments

  1. Megan Gann on December 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Have a happy Christmas Sage! Hope your winter holiday is filled with simple pleasures and bliss.



  2. xvavaveganx on December 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I agree with you and Molly! A moment of bliss can wipe away hours of stress. Blissful things for me include relaxing in bed for a few minutes after I wake up, A warm cup of tea while watching a favorite movie or tv show, cooking or baking while listening to my favorite music or podcasts, when my niece says “I love you” to me, and snuggling with Tyler (or any animal for that matter).



  3. Molly on December 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I agree! The little moments of bliss make it all worth it. It’s what I live for!