Category Archives for "Happiness"
Let's face it...
2019 was a rough year for many people around the world.
However, if there's one critical lesson we should learn today more than ever, it is this: It's not what happens to us that determines how our life works out. It's what we do about it that matters.
Once upon a time, there was a man who felt he'd reached the end of his rope.
It seemed that all the interest had suddenly vanished from his life; his creative wells had seemingly dried up. He still had his work, but it suddenly felt meaningless to him. Even his family and his home receded darkly in his mind.
Finally, nearing the point of desperation, he went to see his old friend, the family doctor. The doctor listened to his story, saw the depth of his depression, and then asked him, "When you were a child, what did you like to do best?"
Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
– Henry David Thoreau
What is the true key to happiness? Is it fame? Is it high status? Is it a good reputation? Is it money or fortune? Is it that new big house or that amazing car?
Here’s one of the great challenges of life. Being happy with what you have while in pursuit of what you want.
Let me guess. . .
You’ve probably heard about positive thinking or positive visualization. It clearly was a huge movement, promoted heavily during the last few decades.
Imagine the situation:
You’re in a subway car and people are sitting quietly - some reading their newspapers, some lost in thought, while others are resting with their eyes closed. It is a calm, peaceful scene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children enter the subway car. The children are so loud that instantly, the whole climate changes.