I wanted to write you a letter today to tell you some things that are on my mind. You were born sixteen months ago today and even though that's not a long time by most standards, I suddenly felt a sense of time slipping away from me. I can't remember when you weren't here.
When I was younger I used to dream about success. I thought that if I just found the right job - my dream job - I would be happy, someone to admire, liked, satisfied, purposeful, and contented. Happiness had been defined to me as what a person does for a living when they grow up. In fact happiness and success were interchangable in this delineation.
But Deaglan when you came into my life, purpose took on a new meaning. The landscape of my mind changed. You are the lense through which I see other children, other people, relationships, every situation, world issues. I really understand now why we have to clean up this earth, stop hating each other, work hard to love, do the right things, stop war and violence, feed the hungry, share our resources and practice kindness.
Happiness is so easy now.