Is your happiness conditioned to something? Are you waiting to get a promotion at work to be happy? Are you going to be happy only when your bank account is full or when you buy that house? Are you waiting for a prince charming to bring you happiness? If you are reading my post today, it’s time to realize that you have the key to your own happiness and only you can bring yourself to that state of pure joy that you are longing for.
For a very long time, I put my life on hold searching for happiness. I was working so hard to achieve my goal that I stopped living. One day, I went to the park with my younger daughter; I sat down, took a deep breath, and embraced the natural beauty around me. Suddenly I felt an intense joy, how did I miss this magnificent place a few blocks from me. That day I realized happiness is within me. I could find joy wherever I go once I change the way I see things. From that moment, I decided to live fully and enjoy everything I do.
If you can’t find joy and happiness in the present moment, I can guarantee, you will not find it at a later time. Remember, in this present moment, you are alive and this time is the only one that counts. You can’t change your past, and although you can plan for a better future, it is not certain.
Learn to find joy and love in all things. Smile more often, it will make you and people around you happier. Show your appreciation, it will bring you joy to lift someone’s spirit. Say thank you with your heart, when you express your gratitude, you will find a sense of fulfillment. Change the way you view things and take time to enjoy your life and you will learn the true definition of happiness.