The creation of happiness or the happiness of creation?

With a good 200 miles under our belt as we fly through Bristol and onwards to Cornwall, our topic of conversation has been the future – what do we want to create for ourselves individually and as a team. 
And as we peel back the layers of our aspirations and get to the nitty gritty, it is always happiness, but it seems that we both want creation at the heart of it. And moreover, proud of what we have created, of our legacy.   
Pride for the family home that we are going to turn the dream house into. But then, isn’t happiness at the heart of a home?
Pride for careers that we are both following, growing into. But then, isn’t happiness at the heart of doing what you love?
Most of all, pride for the sons we will prepare for the big wide world and hand them over to and into. But then, isn’t happiness at the heart of their preparation? 
And there we have it, back to happiness. And happiness being at the heart of creation and not the other way round. 
And are we not proud of what we have created already? 
Even in the ruins, there are elements still standing strong, particularly, the ones born from happiness, love and who we are most proud of.  
The new foundations, albeit still exposed, vulnerable and unconcealed are far better than a hollow pit of despair and definitely, something to be proud of.  They were created out of a decision on my part, his part, our part, to be happy. And to be happy together.

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