What brings joy to your heart? A smile to your face? Happiness means different things to each and everyone of us. So each of us have to ask ourselves these questions and figure it out. I personally like to focus on the small things because they seem so much easier and doable to me – like a cup of coffee from Starbucks, listening to my favorite singer, watching the sunrise or sunset…taking time out every morning to be grateful…So often we think we have to figure it all out and do the big picture – to me that is so overwhelming – happiness is like building blocks – I start with one and build upon that one which leads to the next and the next. One day I might have just one and the next day I might have four.
During this busy holiday season, we tend to focus on perfection and that’s a tough one because let’s face it – life is rarely PERFECT in every area of our life all at the same time. So let’s give some thought and energy to the various areas of our life and things we can enjoy and be happy about. Yes winning the lottery and never having to work again would be AWESOME but that’s not going to happen for most of us.
Take time out of each day to find one or more events or people who bring you happiness and recognize them or the event. We are all so caught up in the busyness of life we forget to stop and appreciate others who bring us joy. A simple thank you and acknowledgment is a great beginning.
So become aware of your day and your moments and who is in them and how you are feeling.
These are your first steps to your happiness.
With love, happiness and positivity!