"So you want to be happy? Then stop letting the smallest things ruin your whole entire day. If you're feeling stressed, ask yourself: Will this matter in a year from now? If yes, then do something about it. If no, then let it go. If you’re bored with your daily routine, do something unexpected, be spontaneous. Never complain about being alone when surrounded by people who actually care about you. Appreciate them. Be grateful. Forget all the drama and let go of all the grudges you've been holding. Take a risk for once. Let yourself be happy, because you deserve it. Sending you all a cup of love." ~ Brigitte Nicole
Being happy is a choice and an attitude. It’s waking in the morning knowing you’re going to have a great day and being thankful ahead of time for the things you will experience in the hours to come – the good and the not so good.
When you experience the good things, cherish them and add them to your reasons to be happy. When you experience the not so good things, look for the positive in the situation, whether it’s an opportunity to learn, choosing not to associate with someone who’s negative or hurtful, to do things differently next time, or to just shrug your shoulders and say, “oh well, life happens” and just let it go. Really…just let it go.
Avoid overthinking and worrying. Put the focus on opportunity and possibility as opposed to fear and resistance. Worrying will not really change anything in the long run, but will truly rob you of your happiness now. Just have the faith and patience that things will work out for the greater good. Relax, have a cup of tea, read a good book, go for a walk, anything that will allow you to focus on good feelings and to think good thoughts.
Bestow a smile, compliment or a thank you to those you either work with or provide services each day that make life easier. It’s amazing how kind words and actions can create a ripple effect and many others will benefit from the positive things you do and say.
If you have a significant other, besides sharing your heart, share your appreciation of them and all they do for you and let them know how much joy they bring to your life. Love, respect and appreciation in a relationship are important and by appreciating him or her, and not taking them for granted, it will create more happiness in your relationship.
I truly believe in what goes around comes around and that like attracts like. The wonderful thing about being happy and appreciating those around you, it will bring more good things and happy people to your life.
And most importantly, be happy with who you are. Despite your past - your mistakes and achievements, your pitfalls and victories, you are an overcomer and you are standing here now to celebrate all that you’ve been through. Be thankful for all that you have experienced in your life because having gone through the storms, you can truly enjoy the sunshine and be happy. ~ © 2014 T. A. Garcia