Each of us has this incredibly efficient system of feelings and emotions that take cues from what we choose to invite into our lives. Think about what you read every day. What kind of messages do you allow into your life? What is the last thing you do before you close your eyes to sleep? Sometimes it seems easiest to hang out with the same old “friends” every day because we tell ourselves that we doing what we like to do. It is familiar, it is easy….we don’t have to make any extra effort. It brings to mind pictures from old movies about dance contests where the contestants are leaning on each other, exhausted, but still moving their feet. Back and forth….yawn….back and forth.
Happiness is as close as our own attitude about the world. We see what we choose to see. Half empty…half full. Cliché? Maybe. What would it feel like to apply that to everything we encounter? Which feels better when you contemplate it? “Oh… my… God! My glass is half empty!" Or…. "Thank You God! My glass is half full!" We can apply this to virtually any situation or experience in our lives. Changing our minds is possible and requires only a little experimentation to begin.
So what is the “bitch de jour? Not enough money for the holidays? Feeling all alone? Feeling compelled to do something you REALLY DON’T WANT TO DO?
Changing the way we think about the things in our lives is our Invitation to Happiness.
How will inviting in the good things today help you find your own?