I don’t know anybody who wouldn’t want to be happy; yet I know very few people who are truly happy. And by being happy I mean the inner state of peace and harmony; that inner knowing that life is beautiful and joyful no matter what.
I have come to realise that the best and the most valuable things in life are very simple. Happiness is always unconditional thing and it never translates to our outside circumstances or is dependent upon them.
Being happy means to have the ability to smile genuinely and rejoice just because I am. I am happy because I can always enjoy and admire the blessings around me. And there are many of those.
For example, as I am writing this I am enjoying the light and the French vanilla aroma of a burning candle in my room. As I look to my left I see the beautiful bouquets of red and orange roses and white lilies that were given for my birthday a day ago. I am sitting in a comfortable soft bed, which makes my writing (one of my favourite things to do) really pleasant. I just had a nice herbal mint tea. I am really happy!
How much do you really need to be happy and grateful for your life? You might be surprised that it is really not that much. Meaning is always in the simple things.
I have learnt to appreciate the little and simple things in life, and I like to call myself unconditionally happy.
I don’t mean that there are no problems or troubles, but they pass, giving me some insight or lesson; and they never remain in my life. That doesn’t make me holy or special (although we all are special). I’ve just made the decision to be responsible for my life and create it the way I want it.
My message in public speaking is we can create our life by following our dreams. It is not always easy but it always gives you rewards and happiness.
Have you found what truly inspires you?
Do you listen to the music that stirs your heart?
Do you see and believe in your dreams?
Finding the answers to these questions that resonate with your soul will add to your happiness. And it did work with me.
There are so many blessing and gifts in our life that we usually take for granted. I have trained myself to wake up every morning saying what I am thankful for. And I have a lot to be grateful for, which makes me happy.
I am not saying anything new here (I am aware of that fact), but the majority of people unfortunately don’t recognise the value of cultivating their own happiness by being appreciative.
As we all know, what we focus on expands. As we focus on the feeling of gratitude, the universe gives us more reasons and blessings to be even more grateful. I hope, it makes sense in a way that it compels us to action.
Don’t forget to remind yourself of so many things that bring smile to your face.
Find your own place of happiness and cultivate it daily. What activities make you happy? What can you do more of what brings joy to your life? Perhaps, it is a daily ritual, like journaling, meditation or expressing gratitude in writing? If you are like me, maybe, it is just reading your favourite book cozily wrapped up in a blanket on a sofa? Maybe, it is a short walk in nature? Remember, sometimes it is the simple things that give us the most pleasure.
For me, I am happy because I live, I learn, I grow, I love, I give, I receive, I am present with all of my life pleasures, I cherish people who care about me, I love my friends who love me, I am the creator, I am the dream maker.
Happiness is truly an art. You are responsible for your life happiness. You hold the control and creative power. Start being intentional about creating your own happiness. Because you can!