Let Your JOY Grow
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen , as by little advantages that occur every day. " Benjamin Franklin
Ever wonder how some people are never happy.? If you ask them why they say something like I haven't won the lottery again. I had another bad day or every day is just bad. They seem to find tons of reasons why their day went bad and most of the blame goes to someone or something else.
Then there are the happy people always smiling always helpful they always have the right thing to say to cheer you. If you ask them they say every day is a good day . They are seldom negative .
What is the difference you may ask? Well the happy people know how to find joy in the moment. They don't wait for happiness to find them they go out and find happiness
. They find happiness and joy in the simple things in life. They don't wait to win the lottery or get the big promotion ,or to move to a new house. They are just joyful for where they are at any given moment in their lives.
So here is a short list of things that made me happy this week. Please add yours to the comments,because we all need more happiness in our lives.
I saw a picture of my new niece Taelynn she is 5 months , in the picture she was smiling and sleeping..
I sat alone at break , but I had an awesome book as a friend to keep me company
I was having a busy hard day at work and then I stopped sipped my tea, took some deep breaths and lo and behold things got better.
I chatted and laughed with a friend at lunch ,I told her how happy I was my daughter found a dress for the prom that she loved and that it was free, from a friend
I had a good workout at the gym ,even though the Kardashians were on the TV in the background .
I smiled on my daily walk with the dog, because my daughter was with me and it was not as cold as it usually is. Plus we walked a little longer
I found joy in the fact my husband fixed my break lights on the car.
I was happy we finished my turkey soup for supper filled with vegetables and nutrients.
I was happy my daughter serenaded me with her guitar , she taught herself to play and is doing so much better.
I was happy that I could do the Dr Oz's belly challenge first exercise. It was hard but I did it!!!
I was happy to curl up early in my nice warm bed in my nice warm house.
Note: All this happiness and joy happened in one day. Happiness and joy are everywhere in our lives we just need to learn how to sort them out and find those special nuggets of pure gold. Stop waiting to win the lottery and find your happiness now.