Happiness is a state of mind!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
This was part of my Spark email today and it really made me think:
Happiness is a state of mind, not a way of life or a destination that you'll reach one day. Bumps in the road of life are to be expected, and we cannot let them ruin our days. We often think that if a combination of factors would just fall into place THEN we would finally be happy. Satisfaction can only come from within, through truly accepting yourself, your life,your destination.
I use to wonder when will I be happy? when is it my turn? I had a psychic once tell me I would never be happy. and so when things don't go how I think they should go , Ithink of her and say yeah, Irma was right, I'm not meant to be happy.
But heres the thing, I have often caught a glimpse of myself in a window or mirror,and I'm always smiling, i'm usually in a good mood. yeah my life didn't go the way i thought it would. I never thought i'd be alone at 63 with a dog and cat fighting for my attention or to sit on my lap, and neighbors driving me crazy with things to do. and my ex on the phone asking for help to get something done(he's an alcoholic). and i don't get mad or angry i just pencil them in and say i'll do my best. That's all any of us can do.
so here i am waiting to get happy and in reading this quote I laugh out loud I have been Happy all along, it just comes and goes. no one can sit in a state of complete happiness all the time everyday. we need a few tears, some dissapointments and some of the sadness in order to understand the happiness when it arrives.
so today my sparkfriends it is you that made me happy , and i want to Thank You!!