June 16, 2022
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Greetings from torid Indiana where it is unseasonable hot. If you are like I am you are greatful for air-conditioning. It is like everything else we need to find the solution to minimize our discomforts. So often our happiness relies on our taking action.
Here are some tips from Angel Chernoff on how you can invest in your own happiness.
3 Simple Things to Practice Doing for Your Happiness
1. Practice embracing your present, not your past. — You are not who you used to be, and that’s OK. You’ve been hurt; you’ve gone through numerous ups and downs that have made you who you are today. Over the years so many things have happened – things that have changed your perspective, taught you lessons, and forced your spirit to grow. As time passes, nobody stays the same, but some people will still tell you that you have changed. Respond to them by saying, “Of course I’ve changed. That’s what life is all about. But I’m still the same person, just a little stronger now than I ever was before.”
2. Practice nurturing your inner calmness. — Remember, the ultimate measure of your wisdom and strength is how calm you are when facing any given situation. Calmness is indeed a superpower. The ability to not overreact or take things personally keeps your mind clear and your heart rate steady, which instantly gives you the upper hand.
3. Practice being mindful with each step you take. — No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken…
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.
Myrddin sees Jill on the road ahead of him in her little red convertible. He tries to edge his semi past her as she was obviously having difficulty deciding which lane she wanted to be in. Finally, her mind made up, Jill veered into Myrddin’s lane and jammed on her brakes, which resulted in a slight collision.
Unhurt but obviously harried, Jill rushed over to the Myrddin and started to bawl him out, barking, “You saw I was Blonde and knew I was going to do something idiotic. Why didn’t you stop to wait and see what it was?”
After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident, you begin to wonder about history.
Martin was a slow worker and found it difficult to hold down a job. After a visit to the job centre he was offered work at the local Zoo. When he arrived for his first day, the keeper aware of his reputation told him to take care of the tortoise section.
Later, the keeper dropped by to see how Martin was getting on and found him standing by an empty enclosure.
“Where are the tortoises?” he asked him.
“I can’t believe it” said Martin “I just opened the door and then…..Whooooosh!”
Happiness is too easy to lose – next time I find some, I’m going to hide it.
You know you are in trouble when:
The plumber floats by on your kitchen table.
Your pacemaker has only a thirty day guarantee.
There are two elephants, two giraffes, and two zebras in your yard and your next door neighbor is building an arc.
The pest exterminator crawls under your house and never comes out.
A copy of your birth certificate comes in the mail marked null and void.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
In a high school science quiz, there was the question, “When water becomes ice, which of its physical properties increases?”
Everyone answered, “Its volume increases.” Except one wise guy who wrote, “When water becomes ice, its price increases.”
It’s no use having a good memory unless you have something good to remember.
On my first day working at the gas station, I watched a senior co-worker measure the level of gasoline in the underground tanks by lowering a giant measuring stick down into them.
“What would happen if I threw a lit match into the hole?” I joked.
“It would go out,” he replied very matter of factly.
“Really?” I asked, surprised to hear that. “Is there a lack of oxygen down there or some safety device that would extinguish it before the fumes ignited?”
“No,” my co-worker continued. “The force from the explosion would blow out the match.”
Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
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