There are countless things around us each and every day that we could be happy about, if we just notice them. The smile of your children, their first achievement in something, the fact that you have a smart husband, exactly that kind of a man you always wished for. The lunch or dinner you’ve cooked and it turned out to be really yummy; the plants in your veggie garden that are growing nicely; and the first delicious home grown strawberry you’ve just picked. Knowing that you have a secure job, that you have talent, that you have two legs and two arms, that you are healthy – are all reasons to be happy about.
There are many things that are right or has been done right in day to day life. The question is are we keeping our attention on these or we put attention on the bad news from the TV and the radio, on things that has been done wrongly in life, and listening to the ideas that negative people are plying us with? It is easy to sink down into a miserable feeling if we can’t see anything else but the bad things around us.
However the good news is; that you can control your feelings and you can choose to feel happy, even if everything looks doom and gloom.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.” – Helen Keller
There are always more good things in life, than bad ones, and you will find that the more you keep your attention on the good things, the more good things you will find around you.
It may take a bit of practice to start noticing the good things when you are feeling unhappy. Remember, you have a choice! Why would you choose to feel miserable?
If you only have to do a little bit of a mental exercise and start to count up the good things around you in order to feel happier, can you force yourself to do it? Of course you can!
When you do it every day, soon it becomes a habit. When you have the habit of keeping your attention on the things that have been done right, on the success of yours and your loved ones, on the smile of the people around you, noticing that life is beautiful, than you will not only feel happy but you will attract even more things to your life that will make you happier and as commonly agreed upon healthier as well.
Day by day you can start feeling happier and happier and achieve more and more success in life.
Isn’t it what we all strive for?