“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dali Lama
I read that today and started thinking about happiness. It has taken me many years to realize I am responsible for my own happiness. I have the power to choose to focus on the positive things in my life instead of what I don’t have. I think this is an important point to focus on to become the active healthy person I am.
I had someone ask me the other day are you always happy? They told me it was nice to see the smile on my face and it actually made them feel better about the day. I did have to admit I am not always happy but certainly see the positive things more than the negatives.
When I started focusing on happiness I started in tiny steps. It actually consisted of hanging post-its on my mirrors and reading them in the morning. It has now become a daily part of my nightly routine to list one thing I am happy about for that day. Today I am happy that I was able to get home in 25 minutes and I was able to open my moon roof on the ride home. Sometimes it is the little things that are the best. One of my favorite sayings is “Stop and smell the roses.”
My challenge to you is to just think of the things that make you feel happiness and positive for 1 week. It does become a habit. Please comment about what it is the makes you happy.
I think Charles Schultz said it best “Happiness is a warm puppy”