Recently I had a friend tell me if only he had made different decisions in his life and chosen a different career path, he would have more money, a better house and he would be extremely happy. I am sure if you are reading this you may have had these thoughts or know someone that thinks this very same way.
Fortunately for all of us happiness will never be something you can buy. Nor will it be something easily measured. The truth is money only gives you comfort. It can’t love you. It can’t cheer for you. It can’t hold you, wipe away tears or tell you how special you are when you are feeling blue. No, happiness is a feeling that only comes from contentment with who you and where you are at this very moment. It is only when you discover you already have all you need are you free to pursue your purpose. Your purpose is where happiness lies.
I reminded my friend he would not have the beautiful wife and girls he has had he not made the decisions he made. Once he heard that comment his perspective of his circumstance changed. Our society is based on making and purchasing things. We must be careful not to give “things” power over our emotions, moods and yes, happiness.
True happiness is only found within ourselves. It starts with looking in the mirror and knowing you are enough.
The next time you are feeling down or defeated, be still and think of one thing in that moment you are grateful for. Just one. It could be something as simple as “I am grateful my car started today.” I promise you that when you start to focus on all that is good in your life, you WILL find HAPPINESS!