Someone asked recently: How is it that you just so happen to be in a good mood every day? When I see you coming, thereâ€™s a certain pep in your step.
Itâ€™s kind of like continually eating a good dose of comfort foodâ€¦ the keys to this recipe for me, finding happiness whatever the circumstances, are:
Defining my simple pleasures. Would I love to go back to Hawaii this summer? For sure! Does whether I go there or not define my happiness? Nada! Iâ€™m very happy and content with some very simple pleasuresâ€¦ reading, writing, loving on my grandson, walks on the beach, listening to Lady Gaga (JUST KIDDING â€“ hee hee hee)
Surrounding myself with good people and influences. Laughter is incredibly healing, including being able to laugh at myself. Iâ€™m very blessed with some really awesome friends and family!
My faith is not circumstantial. I recognize that both good and bad things are bound to happen at any moment. My faith doesnâ€™t lean up against a false wall. My heart is filled with Godâ€™s L-O-V-E (I love that wordâ€¦ and that feeling!)
I donâ€™t dwell on things. If you did me wrong, Iâ€™m moving on from itâ€¦ Iâ€™m neither the judge nor jury, and more focused on fixing myself through Godâ€™s forgiveness than getting even with you, that way itâ€™s your issue, and not mine. And, of course, I still love youâ€¦ anyway! (with a super big â˜º )
Taking good care of myself. I really try to eat right, exercise, and feed my mind with good comfort food (positive vibes and info – wisdom!)
What is necessary for you to be happy?