People say I look happy. And that makes me feel happy.
My secret? Here it is. It takes WORK. I don’t just wake up and say “hey, would you look at that? I feel happy! Thank goodness.” I make a conscious effort. I ask myself “what makes me happy?” and then I go do those things. I do things that make others happy (which in turn, makes me happy too.) I take care of myself.
I am not happy by accident. I work my ass off at it. I think this might be a misunderstanding that some people have. They wish for happiness. They think “if xxx would just happen, then I’ll be happy.” Those people will spend their whole lives waiting and searching.
I invite you to watch this video. If the link doesn’t work, try this one:
It shows celebrities talking about happiness. People who are rich and famous can feel just as miserable as we do. (Think of all the suicides and early deaths in Hollywood.) This video is wild!! It shows people like Lady Gaga, John Lennon, and Eric Clapton. See what they have to say. Most of us think if we won the lottery we would be cured! We’d be carefree. But I disagree; I think our problems would just change. We would have different, stranger, lonelier problems.
I invite you to let this video smack you in the head. Many of us think that if we had xyz, THEN we’d be happy. But I think the celebrities in this video prove that to be wrong. Happiness isn’t accidental. It doesn’t just happen. It takes work. Just like success, friendships, relationships, everything. Quit yer bitchin and get to work!
THANK YOU for reading! I love you and pray for your safety, happiness, and health!