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I think most people accept the idea that we become a product of our environment and I was fortunate to live with a grandma who used to say it’s as easy to see the good side of life and enjoy it, as it is to focus on the bad side and be unhappy.
If something in your life isn’t to your liking and you’re feeling unhappy, it’s up to you to change it. If that’s not possible change the way you see it, your point of view, your thinking. Take grandma’s advice…she was often right.
An easy way to reprogramme yourself for greater happiness is to spend time with someone who inspires you.
These words of wisdom from great minds give some helpful hints on happy living.[success]Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool. ~ John Mason Good[/success]
Today’s the day to choose growth over stagnation. But you must choose change, choose happiness and abundance. If you keep repeating the old patterns of thought it’s not likely that you’ll be stirring up the stream of life.
Breaking with old paradigms can be painful…they’ve been your security blanket. But if motivated by a higher purpose, the willingness to replace old habits moves you on an upward spiral of maturity and happiness.[success]The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions–the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge[/success]
You can change someone’s whole world with a smile or a kind word. Leave a trail of happiness where ever you go because some of it can and must rub off on you.
You can never know the impact you make when you decide that every encounter you have results in the encouragement and uplifting of another.[success]Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~ Jim Rohn[/success]
Don’t be in a perpetual state of waiting for all your ducks to be in a row before you feel happy. Far too many of us will be happy when. When we have our best romance, when the kids are grown, when we have our degree. Remember tomorrow never comes. No more excuses. Deliver happiness to yourself today.
Affirm that something wonderful comes from every experience and don’t let anyone or anything steal your joy. You are in control of how you feel.[success]An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck[/success]
Kind acts fill us with a sense of worthiness. Choosing loving kindness in your life experiences allows you to effortlessly attract situations that lead to a truly happy and worthwhile existence.
You’ll often find that doors that might previously have been closed mysteriously open for you.
Train your mind to focus on and believe in acts of kindness to yourself as a well as to others and the message you are impressing on your subconscious is that you are deserving of universal abundance. It’s always a win/win.[success]To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. ~ Buddha[/success]
Contribution is what gives life meaning and you are here on this planet with gifts and talents and strengths and weaknesses and maybe a little weirdness. Glory in it. Glory in you and don’t allow anyone to determine the direction of your life because of the way they see you.
Within you is a powerful force, nurture and cherish it. Your mind is the creator of your life experience. Use it to transcend your present level of living.
Train your mind so that it only attracts positive things. You do this by keeping your mind on what you want most, by repetition, by action. When you get your mind under control, you’ll have a more exquisite, thrilling, happy and full life.[success]The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. ~ Henry Ward Beecher[/success]
It’s all too easy to overlook the commonplace everyday experiences that contain joy and happiness.
Keep your eyes open for those happy moments that are sprinkled throughout your day, the first flowers of spring, the sound of laughter in the air, someone smiling at you or sharing a kind word, feeling love.
Instead of seeking a lifetime of happiness, look for some beauty, some sense of fulfillment in your moments. Your whole life is made up of tiny moments.
Being happy doesn’t mean everything in your life, is always perfect. If things aren’t working out and you have more moments of misery than happiness right now, be kind to yourself.
Be patient. And don’t give up your power to outside influences, believe in your ability to manage your life through the power of the choices you make and the beliefs you hold.
Do you have any words of wisdom that support happiness in your life. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Thanks, as always for reading, commenting and sharing. You are joy bringers in my world.
Encourage one another.