The Key to Being Happy


Someone posted a quote on Facebook the other day that was a real eye-opener.
It said something like, "For some people life is full of angry, rude, selfish people. For others it's full of happy, kind, loving people. Same life."

We're all living in the same world. Why are some people always talking about the cool experience they just had with someone, and others always complaining about how rude other people are?

It's what you choose to be and what you choose to see that makes your life good or bad.
It's all up to you.

I have a dear friend who went into a blind date thinking, 'What's in this for me? Will I enjoy this?' Well,
SURPRISE! She got a self-centered, self-focused person across the table from her! And she asked, "Why do I get all these selfish people?"   We laughed as I asked her, 'Did you just hear yourself?'

You reap what you sow. Always.
You get what you are. Always.
Chickens get chickens, peacocks get peacocks. That's how it is in nature, and you are a part of nature.

Just like gravity, you don't have to believe in the 'reap what you plant' theory for it to pull you down when you fall.  

Looking for things to appreciate is the key to being happy and experiencing a life of joy.

If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.
~ Abraham Hicks

JUST FOR TODAY, let's all try to look for things to appreciate, instead of looking for things to be wrong.
I know, we've had a lifetime of practice doing it the other way. But are you happy? Are you really happy?

If not, then what's the harm of trying, just for today, not to look for things to criticize because you think that'll make you feel better about yourself? Try looking for things to appreciate.

And maybe (come on, let's get radical! lol), let's TELL people when we see things about them to appreciate.

Tell your co-worker her hair looks great, tell that lady at the store that she looks pretty in that yellow dress, and watch their faces light up. THAT'S happiness for you, when you see you've made a positive difference in someone else's life!

Tell the clerk at the grocery store you appreciate how nicely he's bagging your groceries, or the lady who's serving you lunch, how pretty her eyes are.

I am happy just thinking how happy DOING those things and looking for things to appreciate will make you!

I wish you blessings and happiness, my friend, and I pray that you'll find the key is that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We'll never be happy trying to TAKE our happiness out of a situation by putting someone else down, taking from them, etc.

And if you're able to hear this: Sometimes 'giving' is actually letting someone else give to you, and letting THEM get THEIR happy from it.
Let them plant THEIR seeds and get their harvest.

Not everyone will understand that, or be able to do it. But if you do, God bless you and help you continue on your great path.

I appreciate you taking time to read this, my friend, and I hope it's just what you needed today!

Love from Anna Marie