Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What is Happiness? by Dale Acciavatti

What is happiness? And where do you find it? Everyone's looking for it. Everyone wants it. Yet so many people feel that something has to happen before they can be truly happy. Some people feel that if they got married they would be happy. Others feel that they will be happy when they get a better job. While others say they wont be happy until they have millions of dollars in their bank account. Still other people feel that having a successful career would make them happy. Isn't it interesting though that there are people with all of these things who are not very happy? And there are also some people with few or none of these things that are extremely happy. Some people have next to nothing and yet somehow they find joy in their lives. Why is that? What if happiness has nothing to do with outside circumstances? What if happiness is really a personal choice that we make? What if we can make a decision to be happy now without waiting for our circumstances to change? What if happiness is simply a state of mind? Abraham Lincoln once said that: "People are as happy as they make up their minds to be." William R. Inge said: "On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so." And Gerald Jampolsky exclaimed: How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now." So maybe, just maybe we don't have to wait to be happy. Maybe we can just be happy right now. It's our choice.

Dale Acciavatti
Certified in LOA and certified in Sports nutrition
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