Happy Now

by - 7:21 PM

I am practicing the art of gratitude. I am grateful for what life is giving me. I think of the things that I have, small things and big things, the people that genuinely care for me, my friends, the blessings that I am receiving. I am grateful for my abilities, for the things that I am able to do everyday, for the roof above my head and just for being alive. That is one of the reasons why I started this blog. I want to remind myself of the great things I have and the love that I am feeling from the people I care the most. How about you? Are you thankful for what you have?

being grateful and being happy now

Gratitude is one of the most powerful states of mind that anyone can adopt. Not only does it make you feel good, it shifts your focus from what you don’t have to what you DO have, and keeps it there! As you focus more on what you are grateful to have in your life (even the really small blessings!), you worry less about anything that may be lacking. The result? A more pervasive sense of happiness!

I have decided to be happy. I am Happy NOW. You can too. Stop waiting for your circumstances to change before you’ll allow yourself to be happy. I know most people have preconceived ideas of what would make them happy, and many refuse to be satisfied until those things happen.

The problem with that thought is that even once specific things happen in your lives, rarely are you get satisfied with them! So instead, it is best to shift our focus to something even bigger and better, believing “it” will make us happy (or happier). We never allow ourselves to reach a point of contentment. Have you done the same thing to yourself?

Take time to smell the roses.

Smelling the roses

If you spend most of your days feeling rushed and scattered, it’s hard to feel happy and content. In order to be truly happy, you need to make time for yourself to relax, dream, and take pleasure in life’s simpler moments. Beginning today, make sure to spend time doing things you love on a regular basis. Read books that stimulate your imagination; listen to great music; take long walks, and generally make an effort to enjoy your life as it is right now.

Love the journey.

Vienna Prater - Enjoying the Ride

Many of us make the mistake of pinning all of our expectations on some vague, far-off result, like the completion of goals. We believe that once we “get there” everything will be perfect and we’ll finally be happy. However, there is much to be gained from enjoying the journey TO your destination! Make it your mission to revel in every moment that you’re working toward higher goals. Enjoy the sense of self-mastery and accomplishment you gain with every goal you achieve. Make it a worthwhile journey and you’ll savor the end result that much more!

The most important thing to understand about happiness is that it is largely a CHOICE you make from moment to moment.

being grateful and being happy now

Though certain serious situations make it difficult to feel happy at times, most often we allow the little things to bother us and block any happiness we would otherwise feel.

 Embrace happiness, and it will grow to monstrous proportions in your life.

being grateful and being happy now

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