Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Sunday Quote of The Week...

Are you happy?
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't remember leaving open.
~Rose Wilder Lane

Every moment of our lives we look for something that we deemed better, that we convinced ourselves we need to be able to reach the level of contentment that will translate to happiness. Unbeknownst to us or knowingly we always strive for something other than what we wished for and achieved yesterday… We want emancipation, we want the perfect relationship, the perfect job, we want to get married, have a baby, and have another one, we want the house with the white picket fence and then… we get upset when we get what we thought was the answer to our happiness and then we realize that with that more is needed to make it all go round. Life is a succession of challenges, experiences, and repeat moments so truly when would be a better time to be happy but right now? When?

Alfred D. Souza said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

Happiness is a journey, not a destination to reach. There are no special steps to achieve happiness because happiness is what surrounds you throughout the process called life. Remember that time waits for no one and you shouldn't wait to recognize happiness until your reach all the plethora of reasons you convinced yourself you needed to complete or experience before being content…being happy. Reasons like going or finishing school, waiting for the perfect season of the year, getting married or divorced, achieving those yearly resolutions, losing weights, buying the perfect house…

Stop waiting to appreciate this moment for another moment, stop expecting for something else (or someone else) to validate your NOW. Stop justifying getting yourself in a wild goose chase after perfection, dreams, thoughts or possibilities not because they are not achievable but because they are NOT the answers to your happiness... YOU ARE the answer.
Stop looking for it and enjoy living your life because happiness comes from within. No one should have the power to control, restrict, dictate or hinder your happiness. It is (needs to be) independent of any outside influence other than yourself…

Happiness is the joy of doing something you love, or spending time with the ones you love. Happiness is to be at peace with where you are and what you have. Happiness is to find the joy in the little things and to let go of negativity.

Open your eyes…happiness always been there for you to enjoy…

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