The gift of simple happiness. Is it that really as simple as that?
Choosing happiness, moment by moment, being grateful for something verses waiting to be happy for everything, is a handy survival tool to have in ones pocket. In the midst of all the things that can go wrong, there is a path to happiness... a light at the end of the tunnel does bring joy, even if it is in the distant future. Choosing to focus on the moment of happiness, and nuturing it to grow, helps it take root. Pulling out the roots of unhappiness is harder to do wouldn't you agree?
Is it harder to accept simple moments of happiness, or pull out the thorns of unhappiness?
Simple happiness for me is reminded myself to:
Appreciate what I have and not focusing on what I don't have, staying true to the basics,
Sharing the abundance, treasuring beauty, being thankful
for my family and friends, prayer, not measuring, being the first to say, "I am sorry."
Being happy is easier if we have health, a roof over our heads, a full stomach, someone to love and be loved, and peace at our doorstep. Though as fortunate as most of us are, we still find room to be unhappy.
What are some of your tips to being happy? Or, Your tips for pulling out the roots of unhappiness?