One of my friends complained, that training her mind to be attentive to what she wanted was really, really hard.  I know that can be true.  Just keeping it real… I’m not perfect at this stuff either.

So now what?  Ah ha, there is something we can do.  Choose to feel happy.  Love your life.  Be grateful.  If you were focused on having what you wanted, it’d feel pretty good right?  If it gets to be really hard to keep your attention on this, simply tell yourself as often as possible, I’m happy.  I’M happy.  I’M HAPPY.  If you persist,  you might get to have your happy experience…or not, but at the very least you’ll feel a little heart woosh, and maybe a little lightening of spirit and then a smile of the heart.

There are many who can say it soooo much better than me.  Imagine that!  Plus it’s Sunday, my official day off…so let’s hear others speak.

“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.”
– Dalai Lama.


Blue Moon“The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”
– Benjamin Franklin


Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.
– Dale Carnegie


Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
– Norman Vincent Peale

It’s in your hands…well actually…in your mind.  Use it well.  In the immortal words of that golden oldie…don’t worry, be happy.  Now I’ll be singing that song all blooming day!

Encourage each other.

Love Elle






Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. I found your blog through Tiny Buddha and I am certain The universe led me here. What a great post. Thank you so much for it and the photos were wonderful, love all the apples.

    • Elle

      Thanks for the visit Beth. The apples were great weren’t they. Hope to see you back again.

  2. I love the picture of the little green car full of apples. That makes me smile. 🙂

  3. Dear Elle 🙂

    Thank you for your advice….YEEES! Every morning when I get up I have a choice to choose how and what I want to feel on that day…for me the secret of keeping my positive attitude is practice, being consistent and persistent…always feeling “just” a little bit better:-)
    Hope you don`t mind if I`m sharing some of my favorite quotes:

    “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it”
    Richard Bach

    “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
    Denis Waitlev

    “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
    Brian Tracy

    “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.”
    From A Course In Miracles

    With LOVE, Emilia

  4. Joseph Appaloosa

    Knowing we have a choice is truly wonderful. And your article today with all it’s quotes and it’s interesting ensuing comments leads me to the conclusion that the key is to exercise that choice and to do so with intent and purpose. We can choose the very best for ourselves and those around us or we can choose something less than the best. Why in the world would we choose the latter ?
    Thank you . . .
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      I like the way you think Joseph. And you are so right, as a very old friend of mine likes to say “to know but not to do, is not yet to know”. Practice is key.

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