Maintaining happiness is essentially a state of your mind. Why do we wait for tragedy,such as the loss of a loved one or serious illness to occur before we realize that happiness is about living now,appreciating every moment,every hour and everyday? It seems to be part of the human condition.
Often we are blind to the joy and happiness around us because we have not been taught or conditioned to see it. We rush through our busy days,yet all around us miracles are unfolding. To recognize and appreciate all of the blessings in our lives,we need to develop eyes which can see them. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude will have the greatest impact on your happiness.
I live in the space of thankfulness and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things and the more thankful I became,the more my bounty increased. That’s because when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities,relationships,even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.Oprah Winfrey
We can all learn to refocus on what is good about our lives. It takes effort to do this every day, especially when you experience a setback.
A friend of mine had just completed writing her new book. While on a business trip,her laptop was stolen from the hotel room. Her manuscript was stored in the computer and he lost everything. Imagine the pain and frustration he must have felt . She decided to rewrite the book and set an almost impossible timeframe to complete it. Happily she made her deadline and now says she was grateful for the loss because the second edition turned out better than the first.
Being happy never go out of style.Lily Pulitzer
Thank you for stopping by to read. Hope this piece blesses your soul?