15 Jan Susan’s Sound Advice #437
If one of your resolutions is to be happy, you won’t be. If you say to yourself that today you will be happy, you won’t be. Happiness is not something you put on a schedule. Happiness is not a gift delivered to your door. You can go get that MBA and own an impressive list of possessions, but none of those things will necessarily bring you long-lasting happiness. No object or circumstance will cause you to be happy. Happiness comes from within you when you know, down to your very core, that you are being your authentic self and grateful for every second of the day. Good things that happen to us in life do not cause happiness, they are the result of our happiness. If you constantly place conditions on happiness, you’ll never really experience it. So…today…go ahead. Just BE happy. This very moment, for no reason at all except that you are alive and a good person. If you do that, you’ll find yourself being more productive, more fulfilled and…. . simply happy.