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!!
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  • BOBF15
    "Most people are about as happy as they make their mind up to be"

    ~ Abe Lincoln ( supposedly / attributed to him) emoticon
    3792 days ago
    What you are saying is so true. I am 'happy' almost all the time, but sometimes I don't realize it or what I have that makes me happy.
    3796 days ago
    This blog reminds me of the Waiting to Exhale movie where the women were just waiting for everything to go right, to go their way. Just Exhale. Just Be.

    Thank you emoticon
    3796 days ago
  • CHANSEN_20001
    I think smiling is a very infectious thing. I try to get people to smile all the time, and I'm mostly successful.

    Thank you for your blog.
    3797 days ago

    I knew one day someone I know would 'get' it and share it with me. LOL indeed. I've been looking back at some old pictures and realize how great I look and how good a time I was having and wonder where was I?

    You and your blog have reminded me of my happiness!
    3797 days ago
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