I truly believe it’s one of the most dangerous words in the human language.
If I had more money… If I had a better job… If insert name here loved me… If I had taken that other path instead…
How many times have you heard people lament their lack of joy in their lives with that little word? If.
It’s tough to live in the now; to see the good things that are happening all around you when your energy is spent focusing on what you don’t have or envying the good fortune of others.
What we often neglect to realize is that every day we make a choice. To see the good in things and people. Or not. To believe in the best in people. To live in the moment. To recognize the things in life that are worth holding on to, believing in, and fighting for….and then doing it.
That’s part of the discovery of all the worthwhile things in life.
What brings you happiness? For me it’s the simple things. A song. An unexpected word of appreciation. A hug. Jokes. Beauty of nature painted across the sky, or in the sway of the leaves, a gentle breeze caressing my cheek. Playing in the rain. Time spent with friend or family (by the way, pets fall into this category).
That’s happiness….and it makes me the wealthiest woman in the world.
What things bring you happiness?