Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.Margaret Lee Runbeck
I’ve been hearing a lot of people saying that they’re just not happy. Often I hear, “When (x) this happens, I’ll be happy,” which leaves me wondering what’s going on until (x) happens. Are you not happy? Can you not be happy until this happens?
What if you could be happy until (x) happens and then be even happier when it does? Why does it have to happen in order for you to be happy? Because happiness is a choice. At each moment, you can choose to be happy or not. While I understand all too well that there may be certain circumstances whereby it’s hard to be happy, I have found that if my intention is to be happy, then it makes it much easier.
It’s similar to when I write of a Joyful Change. It’s a mindset shift to positivity. Some changes are welcomed and some transitions are much harder to accept. That I know for sure. But when we can find the grace in mind shifting to change can be joyful, it makes a huge difference.
It’s also in how we handle the change. If we fight it, try to stop it or deny it, change becomes harder to accept. Whereas if we allow our minds to little by little take baby steps on the path of change, we may find it brings a blessing in the end.
Have you ever met someone who radiates happiness? They just are happy all the time and you wonder how they can stay happy? Their lives aren’t perfect, but they choose to view the road with joy. That’s the key to happiness. Enjoy the ride and where it takes you as you never know what may happen when you are open to a joyful change.
If you’re stuck and feeling low, reach out. Sometimes we just need a friend to process what’s going on in our lives in order to have a fresh viewpoint that inspires us. Let me know if you need me, I’m here for you!