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State of Happiness

We have all been there, where we feel that we can relax, that the time to go after our usual habitual pleasures isn’t really a necessity. Sundays are as good a day as any, if not more appropriately one of those days when you either stay in bed, or get up for a slap-up breakfast and just let out all your emotional distress doing whatever you wish.

This is a time to rejoice, a moment to reflect, a period when you can sit back and take in an overall snapshot of your situation. It’s excellent, very good, good, so-so, not so good, not bad, bad, or terrible. And then you might realize that maybe going out to have some fun is the best way to spend Sunday. A chance to get the adrenalin pumping. In fact, everything is right, you’ve been working hard during the week and know you deserve it. Go on just do it!

And then, unless you live alone you have to consider others. Make sure you aren’t being selfish by going out to have fun without getting the go ahead from your mother and father, spouse or partner, and giving due consideration to important people in your life. Actually, it is becoming more common that single mothers live with their parents with their offspring. It takes it to a whole other level of thought!

Grandparents' genes can affect how their grandchildren look. After all, grandchildren get 25% of their genes from each of their grandparents. And genes have the instructions for how we look (and most everything else about us). So your kids will definitely inherit some of your parents' genes.

There was a time when everything that I did was centered around me, me, me, and it took growing up to appreciate having my own children. Even then, and yes, I changed my ways when they came along into the world. Mistakes are made, as it’s a learning curve to become a better person.

And then our children grow up, go their own way, get married, and have children. They repeat the process. Yes, some things change, but then that’s due to individual circumstances. The difference is that as a grandparent you see things differently from before because until you get there you haven’t and can’t compare your situation.

I brag about how wonderful it is to have granddaughters because it’s a sensation that has put my wife and I in a state of happiness which takes it to a completely new level of satisfaction. Having grandchildren feels better than having your own children in my view.

The Guardian’s article says researchers say that grandchildren are life’s greatest joy, and now the first study to examine grandmothers’ brain function has suggested grannies may be more emotionally connected to their grandkids than to their own sons and daughters.

And that goes for men as well, so if you've yet to experience being a grandparent then keep calm, your time will come!

Have a truly fantastic day!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

So-so (adj) = average, fair, mediocre, unremarkable, indifferent, okay. Neither very good nor very bad. "It was a happy ending to a so-so season."

Not so good (idiom) = is an expression that means “okay, but not great

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