Monday, August 1, 2011

You Can't Find Happiness With GPS

Many people say they are searching for happiness, trying to find something or someone to make them happy. Some find it easily while others never quite get their fingers on their elusive dream.

I believe happiness is one of those qualities that lives within a person. It's waiting to surface when we stop thinking so much about getting it. When you follow your dreams with steady purpose, happiness becomes part of your journey.
Take a moment every day to breathe and reflect on your surroundings. You'll surely find something that makes you smile. It can be as simple as a colorful flower, a sweet smile, a quiet sunrise, a decadent piece of chocolate, or a clean house. Focus on it and enjoy the experience...that's happiness! Even in life's bad situations, tapping into pleasant memories can help lift you up.

The pursuit of happiness is part of our lives. You need to cultivate it from within. People or things don't necessarily make you happy, although I have to say they do help. It's the feelings they trigger inside you that cause joy. To really find happiness, sometimes you have to get lost in something you love instead of staying on the path.

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet." 
~James Openheim

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