Go on and jump feet first into the day...
One thing I love most about blogging is the relationships I've built with complete strangers. As silly as that may sound, the more feedback that I receive via emails and comments, the more I feel like I get to know you. Most of us have never met face-to-face, but I'm pretty sure we'd be darling friends! I share an awful lot about myself, but I really want to hear from you. Do you catch my drift? Think Linda Richman and Coffee Talk. Let's pretend we're each sipping on something warm, caffeinated, and topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Fun Yiddish terms and bouffant hair styles are welcome.
Today's Topic: Happiness
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about what makes me happy. The older I get, the more I realize that my joy depends solely on my attitude. I'm responsible for the way that I'm feeling, and I choose happiness. If I have a moment when I'm feeling down, I try to assess why I'm feeling this particular way. More often than not, I'm over thinking things or comparing myself to others. When I make a conscious effort to stop myself from doing one of these two things, I've found that I'm more productive and chipper. It's so much easier to enjoy yourself and be in the moment. I focus on family and friends that radiate sunshine -- people that I'd love to emulate, as well as people I want to make proud. Sometimes I catch myself smiling at complete strangers with a grin so big my cheeks hurt. It's something my mom does naturally; she's known for her friendly ear-to-ear grin. I catch myself doing this, and it makes complete sense. Joy is not only portable, but it's also contagious. Adopt this motto and be prepared to see results:
"Be so happy that when others see you they become happy too."
So tell me, Little Miss Bliss...
- What makes you happy?
- Who makes you happy?
- Where's your happy place?
- Where do you find your happy?
Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to read what you have to say.
Have a swell Thursday, dear friends!