“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza
I recall a story from a conference, ‘The size of the man is determined by the size of the things that make him mad.’ The speaker automatically thought of a little white ball he chased around a golf course.
The truth is we can be so unhappy about the smallest of things, which are determining our happiness or loss thereof.
When we shift our gaze from what makes unhappy we need to choose carefully what makes us happy.
Writing I thought about my story, I went to write three times, but I was diverted. With what? I’ll reveal in time.
Today’s photo is from the Swans Nest on the Avon River. The rains last week rose the river levels to lap the side of the nest. Was she able to keep her eggs warm enough? Will their be little cygnets soon?
Your are beautiful inside and out. When you’re happy you glow with an inner beauty.
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
When it’s a struggle to be happy, sit comfortably, turn your hands down and release everything that’s worrying you. Then be encouraged by the profits word. Turn your hands upwards and receive the encouragement and press in to your future.
Walk away happy and let the beauty of your happiness shine.
“The happiest girls are the prettiest,” – Audrey Hepburn
In Writing Yesterday was a blur, and I didn’t get my quota in, but I did write. Ideas are beginning to emerge for the next book in the series, which I’m aiming for in Nanowrimo- National Novel Writing Month – November.
In today’s background photo, what didn’t show is the pretty rain of flying blossoms. It has begun. The first trees to blossom will be replaced with leaves soon. And the cycle of life continues.
Being happy is a form of courage. Being brave enough to release worries that are holding us down so we can live in the moment and take pleasure in the small things.
Take notice of the trees as they bud up in spring, as the blossom decorates the trees, as the bees come out to polenate, and dormant plants begin to unfurl their leaves buried in the earth over winter.
Watch the joy in people’s faces as the behold an avenue of blossoms in Hagley Park.
When your grandson sees a Swans nest for the first time “Is that a crocodile?” Well yes from a certain direction the nest might be mistaken for a crocodile if we had them in New Zealand.
Happiness is being brave enough to slow down and take pleasure in the small things.
In writing Back into James Scott Bell’s The Last Fifty Pages.
If your doing Nanowrimo this year (and I hope you will) its time to start prepping. Go to the Nanowrimo site.
it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli
What makes a perfect day? Getting up before the alarm, pulling on clean clothes, arriving in plenty of time, no hurry or hustle, everything flowing smoothly from one thing to the next, with plenty of time to do whats necessary as the day flows on through?
Even when we’re ready, fully prepared for our day, there’s a bazillion things that are out of our control.
No one promised that life would be perfect, that everything would go the way we wanted it to.
When things go awry, the secret is in how we deal with them that makes our day.
Our response is the difference to happy v unhappy.
Wishing you a fabulous day, full of much happiness as you flow from one thing to the next.
Writing – For me Sunday is a day of rest. You don’t need to be a Christian to have a day of rest.
When we work for ourselves, its important to take time off. One day of the week for R&R. One day to relax in the best way to match our relaxation style.
The background photo is some of the beautiful daffodils sprinkled around the Garden City.
“Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The spring blossoms are painting pretty vistas all over The Garden City at the moment. Spring always makes me feel happy.
Today we begin a happiness series. I hope it lifts you up and gives you courage to take on the day with great expectations of happiness.
In Writing, Lucas arrives at the police station for the early morning shift to find his old friend Shane in the cells. The circumstances of his arrest were out of Shanes hands and he wants to start over and break away from the lifestyle he’s been involved in.
As you work towards your goals, I hope waves of happiness flow through you, washing your day with joy and peace.