Tag Archives: blessings
You can do this on your own or with the assistance of others …
When you stop looking for it, is when it arrives!
It’s always best to have a list of what you are looking for.
You are seeding the field so that Universe can provide to you exactly what you want.
Let Universe create!
Suddenly you will wake up one morning and there’s a beautiful flower that’s burst into bloom.
Love and Blessings,
I want to help you connect with yourself ... with your peace and happiness that is within!
Click here if you are ready to embark on an entirely new way of being and believing sign up today and start your journey of peace, relaxation and connection.
Two of the biggest roadblocks to happiness share a source. For some, it’s regret. For others, it’s obsessing about the “good ol’ days” – the way things once were.
For both groups of people, though, a focus on the past is preventing them from being happy in the present. It doesn’t matter if those memories of the past are positive (good ol’ days) or negative (regret), they both create an unrealistic and unhealthy approach the present – and the future.
If you’re stuck on the past because of something you regret, you’re walking around with your own personal raincloud. It will prevent you from seeing your own self worth, or even accepting that you’ve grown and changed – and may not even be the same person who behaved so regrettably.
Now, you shouldn’t forget your past entirely, especially if you harbor some guilt over something you once did. You should, however, accept the fact that what’s done is done. You can do your best to make amends for your mistakes, to right whatever wrongs you may have caused, but after accepting responsibility and making an effort to put things right, there isn’t anything else you can do!
It’s good to remember your mistakes in order to learn from them, but they don’t have to define who you are, or how you assume others think of you.
Looking to the past with too much fondness and nostalgia can be equally poisonous, though. When you think your best is behind you, you stop having something to look forward to. If you think your life has already “peaked,” how do you find joy in the present?
This mentality actually minimizes the happiness people experience because, no matter what happens, it always seems less significant than the “glory days.”
Remembering past accomplishments with fondness can be helpful – it can fill you with confidence, and help you make use of the lessons you learned along the way – but if it’s getting in the way of your ability to experience happiness in the moment, it’s a serious problem.
Instead of looking to the past, whether that past is full of sunshine or shadow, accept that it’s done and over with. It will always be a part of your life, but what happened yesterday can only affect today so much. That’s the thing about the past – there’s no changing it, and no getting it back.
You do control the present though, and it’s up to you to find your own happiness in the here and now!
Today, March 20th, is the United Nations International Day of Happiness! On this very special day, the United Nations Foundation is teaming up with Pharrell Williams and many, many others to spread a message of happiness to the whole world!
If you’re not familiar with Pharrell, he’s the man behind the hit song Happy, and the world’s first 24-hour music video to accompany it. With this “24 Hours of Happy” in tow, the United Nations is using this day to raise awareness for both the importance of individual happiness, and the global need to make human happiness and wellbeing a fundamental goal for all governments, businesses, and every single person on the planet.
Through non-profit programs and public service announcements, the folks behind the International Day of Happiness are helping to improve the way we think about the world around us, and inspire every last one of us to not only embrace our own happiness, but to take action to increase the happiness of those around us.
The methods, as you well know, are countless! Everything from making sure you’re getting enough exercise to making a point to smile at strangers will help your own levels of happiness – and on a larger scale, helping others in need, choosing businesses known for high ethical standards, and simply exuding kindness in your daily life will go a long way in making the world a happier place to live in!
There are a few online resources dedicated to the International Day of Happiness, with information on how to get involved in the big–picture goals, learn about the physical benefits of personal happiness, and connect with other people around the world who are committed to building a world of happy people!
For starters, visit http://www.dayofhappiness.net/ for details about the International Day of Happiness mission and the UN’s resolution to build a happier, healthier global community.
At http://www.actionforhappiness.org/ you’ll find even more wonderful resources, tips, and activities to help promote happiness in your community (and learn why it’s so important).
And as a bit of a bonus, put a little pep in your step with the 24-hour music video for Pharrell’s Happy here: http://24hoursofhappy.com/
Let’s celebrate happiness together – today, tomorrow, and every day after!
So many of us think that happiness comes from accomplishments, monetary success, a star-studded career – all products of hard work and the climbing of various social ladders – and while these things can be fulfilling, they might be taking us away from other important components of happy life, namely our friends and families.
Studies show that personal relationships really do have some of the largest impact on overall happiness, as well longevity. Not spending enough time with loved ones was one of the most common regrets listed by people on their deathbeds, according to The Top Five Regrets of Dying by Bronnie Ware.
Compared to social status, wealth, and career achievements, having strong relationships with close friends and family has much, much larger impact on overall happiness. Harvard Psychology Professor Dan Gilbert says, “We are happy when he have family, we are happy when we have friends, and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”
This is a pretty stark reminder that maybe all of the attention we give to career goals and other “paths to happiness” are less important than we think, and we should be taking the time out of our busy lives to stay connected to the people that matter most.
I’ve put together twelve tips for putting the “HAPPY” back into Your “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” after the loss of a loved one. Check out my ELEVENTH tip on how to get your endorphins going and get a little pep back in your step.