Every day, people buy too much stuff, eat too much food, and waste away their hours chasing after happiness…to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, but TRUE HAPPINESS still eludes them.
Fortunately, happiness is really inexpensive and pretty simple to find, but that doesn’t mean that it comes easily. However, if you’re bold, and truly willing to commit to a few simple steps, happiness will be yours in just a short while.
- Quit Complaining: The first step to finding happiness is to stop trying to find what’s wrong with the world around you. There’s plenty to complain about, but if you focus all of your attention there, you’ll never see the good stuff. Choose to be growth-oriented and solution-focused…you have the power of choice, use it to serve you well.
- Choose To Live In Love: Falling in love with the world (and people) around you is a sure step toward happiness…and it’s easy. Simply accept people for who they are, and choose to see the good in them. Don’t expect it…CHOOSE it…then express it. We’re not meant to be in this world alone – just look around. So, don’t do it alone. Live your life out loud, with others, and in the world, in love.
- Appreciate Everything: Start expressing your gratitude every day. If you’d like, keep a gratitude journal and write down at least 3 things you’re grateful for every morning. Before long, you’ll have more things to appreciate than you can count. Practicing gratitude retrains the brain and you develop a habit that will support you and when challenging times present. Today, I am grateful for ____, ____ and ____.
Becoming happy may mean “looking like a fool” or changing A LOT of your current habits, but I promise you…it sure beats the alternative.
What can YOU do to create more happiness in your life TODAY?
Abound in grace, Karen