Blog on Happiness

This post is devoted to happiness.  If you like the message on happiness, please forward it to colleagues or friends you think may enjoy it as well.

Happiness is an attitude choice. The longer you defer making the choice to have a positive attitude and to be happy, the higher the price tag will be for finding either one of them.  You were created on purpose for a purpose, and are equipped, empowered and endowed to be happy anytime you make the choice to be.  It is not someone else’s responsibility to create the conditions and attract the right people in your life in order for you to be happy.  Happiness is a state of being only you have the power to create.

The search for happiness at empty stores, in clutter and more stuff, or in geographical and relationship cures is futile because it is never found outside of your true self. There may be many things in life you want but you don’t really need to be happy.  You may want a different relationship, a better job, more money, a newer car, or a bigger home.  The reality is that you don’t have to have any of those to be happy.  Happiness is a choice.  

Let me share what I believe are the conditions that create happiness. First, you must have someone in your life who will affirm, appreciate, value and love you.  If you are in a job or relationship or workplace where that doesn't exist, then unless you are a masochist you should leave.  If you don’t, the price tag for finding happiness will go up.  Second, you must find something to do that you are interested in, curious about, and passionate about that gives meaning and purpose to your life.  Third, you must have something to look forward to every day that gives you hope.  Everyone needs some hope to cope.  Fourth, happiness is created when you are aligned and in harmony with your true self.

You will be better at everything you do when you are happy. Let this be a new season for happiness in your life. Don’t let anyone or anything pickpocket it.  You will prosper in ways you never dreamed possible when a positive attitude and happiness become a daily habit.   It was Herm Albright who said, “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

Be contagious with your happiness and spread it to as many people as you can.