Friday, November 23, 2012

Allow Happiness to Find You

Sitting preparing for my show I can't help but to feel blessed. I have been living my life fully for the last few years. I have been able to support myself and still continue doing the things that I love. This simple idea becomes important after talking with others who seem to be stuck some where they don't want to be. One thing that I have learned from my short time on this planet is that the grass is green every where you are. You can look across the fence and think that someones life is going better, but believe,  they have their own problems. You will never find happiness by measuring where you are in your life by looking at where you think you should be, or to what others have or maybe what they have accomplished. Happiness begins for us when we can be thankful for what we have where we are. I have made a determined effort to manifest this fact in my life.
 One thing that always brings this idea alive for me is when I am looking at my babies or talking to my older children. They either smile or remind me of the important role that i have and still play in their life. Then i have to reflect on all that have done, and all that I still do. We can find our happiness when we are able to create value for others, by our actions. We don't have to have big pockets, sometimes just being able to listen is enough. When you begin to get caught up in the tide of depression that will come, look at where you are and find the beauty of the moment. Believe me it is there we just have to train ourselves to find it. One thing that I do is take a walk in nature. Regardless of the season you can find something that will take your breath away. The society we live in has bombarded us with so much information that it is hard to find wonderment, but if you train your senses you can find it. The blooming of a flower, the flight of a bird, or even a branch reaching out to touch you. This little spectacular things if you give them the attention that they are asking you for you will find the happiness that you seek. Look at the beautiful people around you, and check out there smile or their laughs and allow all these small things to pull you into what is really important. It is not where you are going, or where you have been, but it is where you are. Get the lesson and pull yourself back to joy, and love. Happiness will find you, if you let it.