Did you ever say “when this gets done, then I can be happy?” or “when I make this much money then I will be happy?” Or “when I lose this weight then I’ll be happy?”
You fill in the blank…
It’s really not true that anything changing on the outside will make us happy on the inside once it’s changed.
I’m preaching to the choir here!
For too many years I lived waiting for things to change so I could be happy. I’ve learned it’s so much better to just be happy anyway.
Here’s what I do: I do the best I can with what I’ve got and I decide to just be happy Why?
Because life is coming and going no matter what. You might as well have it come and go with a smile on your face. If you are being abused, change the situation. You can’t be happy if you are being abused. We have to be our own mommy and get ourselves out of dangerous or bad situations.
But if it’s just being life, decide to make the best of it; be happy anyway, and work on improving things as you go.
For example, I just moved into a fixer-upper. I’ve learned how important it is to avoid comparing or thinking of what others may think, that is truly a joy stealer!
What is one thing you will decide to be happy anyway about? Something that’s been bugging you that you could give a different perspective to and be happy instead of how you’ve felt about it before?
Let me know in the comments!