In a comment Lizzie asked, "Of all the wonderful things that you have in your life - what makes you truly happy?"
Always a good thing to think about.
And I would answer differently on different days.
The memory of watching sandmartins fly.
Seeing how my children have grown.
A brief moment after finishing a painting, when it still looks ok, before I notice all the parts that could have been better.
Sunlight and sun scent on a horse.
A row of seedlings pushing through soil in the raised bed, a small miracle.
Seeing the wind dance through a field of long grass.
Being lost inside the pages of a most excellent novel.
Catching the idea for a story.
The excultation of skylark song.
Knowing that I have the very best of friends.
Sometimes it is good to take a moment to count your blessings.