The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
James M. Barrie
July 3rd - Smile and count your blessings, it will make you happier
Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that everything changes. Today’s good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today’s crises may turn out to be tomorrow’s good fortune.
Happiness is our highest well being. It is peace and gentleness and lightheartedness. It is being thankful for all of the little special things which happen around us and to us every day. To be happy is to be able to get a perspective when things look dark and you start to lose hope. Happiness is looking for the gifts which are always there, even when they seem hidden.
Happiness doesn’t always come from some big, obvious monent. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. Happiness can not be found in material things. Happiness is a choice.
If you count on people or things to make you happy, you will be disappointed. It’s up to each of us to decide for ourselves if we will be happy. We can choose to be grateful for everything we have and to know that that everything we don’t have, we don’t need.
It’s easy to sit in our misery and feel sorry for ourselves. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that worrying about something will change it. It’s all a matter of choice.
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.