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This blog is about the art of living happy, thus the chosen URL… I figured before I got side tracked with too many ideas about the “art” part of living happy – I would throw out a crash course in happiness, so you can get started living happy NOW.
✓ Start Laughing – Laughter is the medicine of the soul. If you aren’t happy in your life then start laughing. Even if things are absolutely terrible, find something to laugh at. Remember that you can always be more happy in your life. If nothing strikes you as funny, then sit down and force yourself to laugh. I know you will feel ridiculous, but who cares, if this will help your life get back on track – why not? What do you have to lose??? And it’s free!!! Find time to laugh everyday – minimum of five to ten minutes.
✓ Have fun – Okay, so you’ve lightened up a bit as you are looking for funny events in your life. Good for you! The next thing I want you to focus on is having fun. Life can get way to serious; school, work, paying bills, monitoring your stock portfolio, taking care of children, fighting with your loved ones – come on – have some fun already! Ideally go outside and run around, play catch with your kids or a friend, swing on the playground. Remember when you were a kid? It wasn’t hard to have fun then, was it? Plan fifteen minutes everyday to just have fun. Wait a minute; what’s that? I hear people moaning, “I don’t have an extra fifteen minutes in my day.” Get up earlier, turn off the TV, or go to bed 15 minutes later. Stop making excuses and start having fun – it’s not like I’m asking you to go to the dentist everyday!
✓ Listen up – This is where I’m going to lose some of you. Hear me out and stick with me – I promise you will be happier if you follow this advice. Listen to your gut, that little voice in your head, your intuition. Call it what you’d like, but this is the key to being happy in life. As I mentioned in yesterdays blog, “I want to inspire you, even a tiny bit, to look for the flickers of coincidence in your life. As you notice these flickers, they will start to become flashes, and then one day you will start to notice miracles in your life.” These flashes and flickers I’m referring to start with your intuition and actually following through with what you are feeling or hearing. You are on this planet for a purpose and if you aren’t fulfilling that purpose you are most likely not happy – you may be very successful and even extremely wealthy – but bottom line you are not truly happy, you feel a void in your life. The fastest way to fill that hole is to discover your purpose and start living that life.
This was a total crash course. I have so many ways to help you live a happy life, but as I mentioned, I wanted to give you some concrete ideas right away so you can be working on your happy life right NOW. I’d love your feedback. Send me a comment as I read every message that comes my way – I guarantee it! Here’s to being happy! – Lisa
What are you talking about? How Come? Why?
I am a certified public accountant for God’s sake! My employers’ have included Price Waterhouse in San Francisco, before there was a Coopers, and Ernst & Young in Washington D.C. – two of the biggest most respected accounting firms in the United States. Most recently I worked for a hedge fund, not too far from Wall Street. If you met me in person and observed my life, you would say that I’ve totally made it and living happy. I live in a gorgeous house on a lake, I have three luxury cars, and my children are well behaved and get good grades. Who could ask for more? Yet, before I started on this road, I felt empty inside. I wondered, “Is this it? Is this all there is? Really?”
I have had many experiences in my life. Some of them were amazing, like the birth of my two children. Some of them were absolutely terrible, like the death of my husband when I was 37 leaving me alone with 2 children, ages 8 and 10. The interesting part – and this is why I’ve asked you to join me – is that with each event in my life, positive or negative, there have been extraordinary circumstances surrounding the situation that have blown my mind wide open! Unusual and astonishing outcomes, which are extremely good, have occurred and left me blissfully happy. I can’t explain what has caused these amazing results. Is it a coincidence, God, Angels, spirits, or just random events? Am I just super lucky?
I don’t really think I am just lucky, although that would be the easiest way to explain it. It doesn’t feel like that. It feels bigger.
Truly, being on the road less traveled has enhanced my life beyond belief. I’m happier, healthier, and more content. I truly enjoy life, and it keeps getting better. Just when I think I can’t get any happier, I do! It’s amazing.
As you walk with me, my hope is that something I say or a book that I recommend will actually enable you to step off my road and onto your own path. It may be just a tiny trail at first, and you may feel weird or uncomfortable. Eventually though, you will see the path becoming more open, and you’ll feel more secure with your thoughts and feelings. Before you know it, you’ll be walking on your own road and you’ll be happier than you ever thought possible!
I believe that there is another dimension at work, and it’s so incredible to notice it and tap into it. Again, I don’t have all the answers, but I do feel that there is something greater than us out there. I also believe with all my heart that it available to help you at every turn.
On May 1, 2010 – five weeks ago as of this posting – I quit my hedge fund accounting job to be able to share my story with you. I want to inspire you, even a tiny bit, to look for the flickers of coincidence in your life. As you notice these flickers, they will start to become flashes, and then one day you will start to notice miracles in your life. I guarantee this will happen for you if you stick with me – even for a short time.
I am Lisa Jones – join me on the road less traveled. It only gets better – I guarantee it!