“Letting go is an act of strength and courage. It helps healing begin, frees you of the weight of the past, and opens doors to a new future.”
~From the book, Lift Me Up by Stephanie Tourlea
What is on the list you mentally keep of “things that will make you happy?” I used to have a long list. I needed some more “me” time, I needed more one-on-one time with my daughter or spouse or friends. I needed more money or less debt. Interestingly, one of things that I have found that is most helpful in creating happiness right here and now is to throw out your list of “what I need to be happy.”
Happiness isn’t gained when we achieve something. When we achieve something we gain only that which we were trying to achieve. Happiness is created, moment-to-moment by choice. It isn’t waiting anywhere for us, it is already here.
Here are a few more valuable happiness quotes:
“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
Let go of the concept that happiness comes with achievement.
Realize happiness is right here, right now. Commit to discovering it.
I choose to be happy.
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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”
And when ending your day ask yourself:
“What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?”