Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Key To Happiness

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

Happiness. Is it a state of mind or a destination? Is it something that we can reach or that lives inside of us?

Bumps in the road of life are to be expected, so why do we allow them to control our happiness? Happiness lives inside of us. If we spend less time worrying about what the future holds or the current issue at hand, we won't lose sight of the moment. Satisfaction can only come from within when we truly accept ourselves, our lives, and our circumstances. Only then can we can truly enjoy what life has to offer.

Those simple pleasures that we don't take advantage of daily. The songs the bird sings outside your window. The smell of the flowers in the garden. The taste of snow on our tongues. The feel of the grass between your toes. Small talk with someone on line at Starbucks. These things that we normally don't put much thought into and just take them for face value.

Why not put more stock into them? These little things that bring us satisfaction. Make us happy and put a smile on our face. This is what life is all about. We only live in this one moment. If not just for today, lets not consume ourselves with our troubles and enjoy these moments and put most of our energy into being happy.


Sherry Dale Rogers said...

I whole heatedly agree...Everyday I try to relish in the moments that mean the most. Its the in betweens that really count, the in betweens of the stress and heartache. I must say I love the photo you picked.

nychica007 said...

This is not only beautiful but also so true. The little things are by the most part the most important ones.

Jenn said...

This is so true! Happiness is truly a state of mind! When you decide to have a good day, it very often is. When you decide to have a bad day, it very often is too!

RoseisRose said...

oh so true. great post. we do put to much energy into the wrong things... thanks for the reminder dear.

Cindy said...

Great post! OK I will be happy, I will be happy, I will be happy!! :)

Lit and Life said...

So true and beautiful. Life is so much easier if you work a little at being happy.