subject line: you think it's all you ever wanted.

 
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manchester, iowa 

I’ve always thought happiness was complicated. Like you have to have the perfect job, the best house, a loving family. But then I sat alone in a fast food restaurant. I sipped my soda and ate my burger and fries, and I realized...this, for me? This is happiness. This thing that so many people do every day, this mundane thing...makes me happy.

I might go home and find a pile of laundry waiting to be folded. My husband might be in a horrible mood and we might not talk much about our days. I might go to bed feeling less that happy. But. For those moments? I felt it.

Pure happiness.