Good Morning: You Can Create and Catch Happiness

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to
pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.
~Benjamin Franklin
Today we are going to start our morning with a simple
role-play, a technique I like to use once in a while. Let’s say
that tonight for dinner you want to have homemade soup. You have a
craving. Your family has a craving. Everyone wants soup.
Unfortunately, you don’t have a single ingredient needed to make
the soup. What would you do? (I will make a guess that you will go
get the ingredients.) Obviously, if you don’t go get them, you’ll
never fulfill that homemade soup-craving.
Happiness is a craving that we all have. But we can’t sit and wait
for it to come our way, just as the ingredients for a recipe won’t
magically appear. We have to make a conscious effort to go out and
“catch happiness.”
Many times throughout our day we are faced with something we want
and we fulfill that want. We are thirsty – we go get something to
drink. We are hungry – we go get something to eat. We want to write
something down – we go get a pen. Happiness need not be any more
complicated – if we want happiness, we must go get it or create it
where we are.
Your Turn:
Challenge yourself to create or catch happiness today.
Your affirmation:
I create happiness in my life.

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?”

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