“Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln
Everyday we wake up we have choices, the largest of which is what we focus on. We may have challenges in our lives, we may be facing the biggest set back of our lives, but what is in our control is our focus. If we focus on the problem it gets magnified, if we focus on the solution it gets magnified.
Now it is not going to be easy in the worst of times to choose happiness but the option is always there. Day by day, hour by hour, even minute by minute we have the ability to be happy on purpose.
Aristotle said,”Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If that were true, why do so many of us experience frustration, anger, stress and tension in our lives. It’s been said that were our focus goes, energy flows. Focusing on what makes us unhappy leads to more of the same, it takes no more energy or effort to focus on what does...
“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.” - John Lancaster Spalding
How true to yourself are you really being? With social media, the internet and all of modern technology, many people are putting up false fronts of who they are projecting to be. As Aesop said, “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.” And that’s what our phones and computers allow us to do, be at a safe distance…
Take a moment to look through your social posts. How true of a representation of who you truly are is coming through in what you put out there. Thomas Jefferson said, “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.” This includes being honest with yourself! Are you being honest with yourself, do you have the courage to face yourself in the mirror and step into your greater self?
Whether it is a job you hate, a relationship that isn’t working, a dream you are not pursuing but know in your heart that it really would light...
Meet the sunrise with confidence. Fill every golden minute with right thinking and worthwhile endeavor - Alonzo Newton Benn
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Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results - Dennis Wholey
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Whatever I do, I give up my whole self to it.
- Edna Saint Vincent Millay
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