I Am Happiest When…

1. I’m happiest when I get full run of the kitchen to create masterpieces. I thoroughly enjoy making complete meals from scratch. A lot of the time our fridge looks as if it has been robbed, as we’ve got practically nothing in it, but no worries! What may look like nothing to everyone else is an exciting challenge for me!

No bread? No problem! I’ve got enough yeast to last a lifetime. I’ll just make my own bread. I have perfected honey mustard sauce, and now must have it on hand at all times as everyone likes to dip everything in it. I make my own salad dressings and vinaigrettes. I make my own bbq sauce, tomato sauces, sweet and sour sauces and more. I come up with sauces that who knows what to name them, but they are good.

I can cook just about any meat (except lamb) to perfection. I go by my sniffer, which has yet to let anyone down, with the exception of about 3 occasions. I cannot stress enough how much I LOVE to cook!

2. I am happiest being around my daughter. See it’s a catch, I’m a parent, so obviously, I have moments of frustration, but she means the world to me. She is quirky just like my husbandy and I and say the funniest things ever! Mira is 2 years old, so she is at the stage where she is all over the place, she waits till I leave the room and starts attacking things that she is not allowed to touch, and by the time I come back she sets on the couch as if she had done nothing. She says the funniest things I’ve ever heard, how can her innocence and silliness not brighten even the gloomiest of days? My girl just cracks me up and makes me smile from ear to ear each and every single day!

3. I am happiest when I am bargain shopping. There is no greater feeling than the art of saving money! Whether it be grocery shopping or shopping for gifts, I get so excited to see the bottom of my receipt say how much money I have saved,. A penny saved is a penny earned.

4. Last but definitely not least, I am the absolute happiest person in the world when I am showed love, affection, caring and respect. I treasure hugs and kisses, thank yous, and any form of appreciation for all of my hard work that I do to keep my family happy.

My favorite quote is, “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you do with yourself is your gift to God.”(by Leo Buscaglia). Life is too short to sit back and reflect on all of the negativity around you. It is a natural human response to get angry at situations and fall into a rut at times, but given the right support from friends and family, eventually you will be able to get back to focusing on the positive aspects of your life. Give me love and hugs, and my positivity will flourish!

4 Responses to “I Am Happiest When…”

  1. kinzi Says:

    Great to ‘see’ you around again, Mai! Has it been a year? good for you, pouring out all that lovin on Mira and the Man.

    Share some of your sauce recipes!

  2. Noura Says:

    Maioush, Good to hear from you and it is heart warming to feel the happiness and sheer content reflected in your words and then to us. May Allah bless Mira for you and keep her safe and healthy..
    I loved your last paragraph, with the busy, hectic life we all lead, it is easy to overlook the positive we have and we tend to concentrate on the negative..a pat on the back always a plus and for sure can a person to excel even more..
    Kiss your little one for me :)

  3. Maioush Says:

    @Kinzi: I miss you sooooo much, i will share all the sauces that i know with pictures i promise :)

    @Noura: you can’t believe how amazing it feels to see your name here again :) i miss you beyond imagination :)

  4. haitham Says:

    look who`s back! :)

    nice post ,,
    may u`ll be surrounded with happiness

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