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    JILLTBNAGART   149,159
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I'm giving away the secret to achieving happiness

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Been doing a lot of deep thinking this past week. October 1st 2009. That was the day we put our much loved, long lived in home on the market. Late summer 2009 I was doing a lot of deep thinking then too. Fall is the season of change in my life. All the changes my family and I have made since October 1, 2009 were due to the deep thinking I did in 2009. Our house sold; we purchased a foreclosure home; we remodeled that home; we moved in. Hubbyís unemployment monies ran out; no job has yet been found for him and we became a 1 income family. Everything I thought about came to be. Here on the other side of all those changes we are much better, much stronger and even happy.

What about the other unplanned changes that came along with the planned ones? Who knew we would lose Kurtís dad in early 2010? Lose Kurtís grandmother in September 2011. Or that my MIL would end up living 30 feet from my front door. Yet weíve met each one of these challenges (change) head on and dealt with the outcome.

The biggest lesson Iíve learned from all these changes is about happiness. So much of life is spent looking for, wishing for, wanting or trying to buy happiness. Yet happiness never comes ANY of these ways. You want happiness? Tell yourself youíre happy. Tell yourself youíre happy 30 times a day. Tell your spouse he is happy. Soon enough you will hear him tell others that he is happy and you will soon realize your happy to. Thatís the big secret of a lifetime folks. You only need to think you happy and you are. Go figure. Donít I wish the same thing was true for being thin.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HUSKERSALAD 11/15/2011 1:32AM

    I'm finding it easier to change my body than my mind. It's worth trying....

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SWIFTSEATURTLE 10/11/2011 9:41AM

    Your blog reminds me of learning to "want what you have" instead of "get what you want." My wording is mangled, but I have done a similar thing, and I am happy with my life.

I came here when I read "What was the last movie you saw?" I had to know who, alive today in the US, has not watched a movie in 35 years. I was curious, and wonder if you want to write a blog about it. I can almost guarantee you have the record for non-movie-watching!

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CIVIAV 10/5/2011 6:30PM

    Oh so do I Jill but happiness brings happiness so we got that...

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