Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Little Thought on Happiness

happiness.

I’ve noticed lately that many people

think…

If I lived somewhere else, I would be happy

or

If I only had more money, I would be happy

or

If I had this item, then I would be happy

or

If my significant other would just do this, then I would be happy

or….

Well the list could go on for days.

Sometimes I think people put up barriers against happiness. Its like they make up any and every excuse to be miserable…. almost as if their ultimate goal is to be unhappy and make others have sympathy for them.

I started noticing this as people around me were telling me how miserable they are living where they live… How miserable they are because they’ve gained weight… How miserable they are with their spouse, because they no longer do something they used to do… 

Blah, Blah, Blah….

Do I sound a little insensitive? Well, I kind of am. You see, I am a little sick of seeing the people I love be unhappy because they would rather seek sympathy and blame everything around them for their unhappiness. Is this easier? :/

I realize everyone has their ups and downs, I know I do…  For many its a struggle to find that happy place within… I’ve struggled. But through all the ups, downs, and struggles… I have learned one thing…

 Happiness is a choice. Its found within yourself… not in others, or money, or location…

Yes, those things may contribute to your happiness at times, but real consistent happiness is found within.

So if you are one of those people that keep making every excuse under the sun to not be happy. STOP!! Make changes, and smile.

Life’s to short to be miserable all the time.

Smile 

OK, I’ve said my peace. Hopefully those around me that really need to read this post, do!

Hope you all are having a fabulous Sunday! Off to clean my car with a smile… haha… CIAO!

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4 comments:

Bohemian Soul

Oh, Amy. I needed this soooooooooooooo badly. You have NO idea. Thank you for posting this incredibly insightful, true, POSITIVE and self-reflection sparking piece. God had you write this for a reason, and if for no one else...I believe you wrote it for me! :)

ChloeShugart23

John 15:11
"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full."

My heart was like a dry sponge when i was rejecting him. a beautiful flower that had withered and shrunk with every deceiving lie that i believed... that all these things where wrong with me and that no good man would look at me, and that nothing would ever go right for me. my douts where full-that id never be filled with peace and so i consumed until i could not think. Until i had to totally surrender, believing the truth that someone so powerful and awesome, could look at me, and love me! now, i still cry; but these tears are tears of joy, not sorrow. He is the way to peace- my spongie emotions still leek at times but that just allows Him to show me something else to soke up, and SMILE

EXTRAordinary Health

Hey lovely lady. Amen sister. Happiness is a choice! How we perceive everything in our life is our choice. Situations happen but it is who we are in the face of hardship, loss and not the most ideal situations that makes us resilient in the world. I loooove this post! Keep on keepin on dear. You are an inspiration to many.

So grateful to know you in this life. You are an amazing being! Have a great week.

Nicole Marie

AMEN!! I love this post! I hope everyone in your life who makes excuses for being unhappy reads this and feel lifted.

Awesome, Amy!