Stop trying to get happy and just be. <3
Recognize that all of the work you’re doing is part of the bigger picture. The books you read, the people you talk to and the lectures you attend are all part of the healing/building/success process.
When we approach happiness as a lifestyle rather than a “got to get there” destination, we can recognize it’s already with us.
It is like eating a healthy diet — we don’t eat a healthy diet to get healthy, we eat a healthy diet to BE healthy.
Happiness is the same way.
The most important part of accessing lasting joy is to trust your own heart. The nudges you get daily are your indicators to help guide you to true happiness.
The inner pull from your heart that says, go buy that book, call that friend or go for a nature walk is the inner voice that knows you better than the outside world.
The key to accessing lasting joy is to honor those nudges and let them be your own best friend.
In this year of 2020, it has been interesting hasn’t it? We have a choice of how to react to it….there have been many things go on, many I know have personally lost loved ones very close to them, losing my kids daddy and husband of 20 years almost 8 years ago, then my grandfather, my mother who was also my best friend, and many others, I know that heart ache…..
It is still a choice of how we re-act……
My speaking business and corporate sales training business went from traveling 3-4 times a month to zero……(thankfully I was already doing many zooms before that w training and coaching too, so that didn’t change) but traveling pretty nonstop to none for almost a year is a big change…
I met a wonderful man, where I thought I would never get re-married and wear my widow shoes forever…God had another plan…..I wondered if I could *share my life* again, I had become SO independent! lol I didn’t *need* a man, but I wanted one in my life again, and I felt God told me this was him the second I laid eyes on him, and that kinda freaked me out! lol But I asked him a million questions, had him meet one of my sisters, my dad, all my kids, counseling sessions w my pastor, got all my t’s crossed, and i’s dotted….and chose to get married despite the corona, despite not being able to take a honeymoon, despite several other things, and living together and being together 24/7…..it is a choice, such a great and happy choice – I am so lucky I have made….
But I had a choice of what to say, and how to approach it all…
My web-design, graphics branding and marketing company went UP a lot at first of the corona, people realizing they needed a web presence more now than ever…..so it was a lot more money, but a lot more work too, and being in a new relationship, same, a choice to make…..I had to make choices of my time, when I worked, when I spent time w him, etc….
My coaching company — stayed pretty much the same, although I got several new clients, thankfully as they had more time from their *jobs* to focus on their *dream* and get help w steps through that <3
My Send Out Cards business – increased w people realizing the same, they NEED that tangible touch to keep in touch w clients and customers more during this time PLUS so many people realizing they can use it to keep in touch w loved ones that they cannot see during this time, or reach out to, elders that don’t have social media or zoom or FaceTime, they can send cards with pictures like hugs in the mail <3
Gaining almost 60 lbs in the last 2 years w *female issues* – thankfully that have been resolved, but the weight didn’t just fall off…..(working on that now that we are finally in this house, can cook healthy meals w the help of Hello Fresh and Green Chef too will be nice, I know what to do and how to cook healthy, but w this move has been SO busy and my blueberry trees are slowing but peaches are in bloom now, and our property and still tons to move, and pack and unpack, but still not being fond of tighter clothes or a bigger size….. but same a choice to make, and knowing I have a choice to work on it ….
Then throw in buying a house during all this, and moving from two other houses into this third house – many days we were driving 4-5 hours a day just between houses, grabbing a few things, cleaning, packing, checking on workers at the new, dropping stuff off, swimming at the end of a long day (thank God for our pool we love it! lol) and then the “drive of shame” we started to call it back to one of the other houses cuz our new wasn’t ready yet lol –same though — we had a choice how to react……
Every single thing in life….you have a choice — but the very most important, is the choice to be HAPPY……no matter what is going on around you <3
Change or fix what you can, what you can’t, find the roses you can focus on ad be happy anyway <3
Blessings my friends