Recently I read an article, which I have attached below, by Martha Beck for the “O Magazine” titled “10 life lessons you should unlearn.” It caught my eye because I am always on the look out for information on health, happiness and the pursuit of life and this title seemed to fit.
I was right it was a great article with a lot of pearls of practical wisdom that anyone could benefit from. All 10 lessons were very important, but the one that I really liked was “it is important to stay happy.”
Sadly to say, most of the time we can find all kinds of things that we are unhappy about, but we do not take enough time to look at how happy we really are?
Everyday things come our way that can throw us into a well of unhappiness and we allow ourselves to drown in the well instead of climbing out and looking around at what is good today and what we can be thankful and happy for.
Reflection on happiness is very healthy to do and making it part of our daily life either in the morning or evening can change our outlook for tomorrow.
Taking our “happy thoughts” a step further could be to carry or put a picture up in your office of something that reminds you of what makes you happy, for me it is pictures of my family and when I am down in the well, I can just look at them and it brings a smile to my face and a reminder of what is good in my life.
When I am happy and smiling at work I can make a big difference in the lives of those I work with and those I serve.
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections” ~Unknown