This week Kate at Kate Takes 5 has been asking the question
What makes you happy?
As adults this is often a difficult question to answer so Kate asked her children. She has requested that other bloggers do likewise and share their responses over on her blog.
I asked my 7 year old and 3 year old. I would have deliberated over this question for some time, analysing the true nature of happiness. When I asked the girls their immediate responses surprised me .
My 7 year old replied
I’m happy when I know that there is someone there who loves me .
My 3 year olds response was
I’m happy when someone kisses me.
Appropriately there seems to be a bit of a Valentine’s theme to my girls measure of happiness. No mention of material possessions or fun things to do; happiness is about being loved. They are probably right – life without love is a pretty miserable existence.
I’ll be interested to read what other children think, perhaps it will make us take a step back to re-evaluate what is important in life.