“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
Monthly Archives: February 2012
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting
something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
– Frederick Koenig
Watch this video of Susan Boyle as she tried out at the age of 47 on Britain’s Got Talent. I love this because it is proof that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Sometimes life is about timing. It may just come a little later than what you originally hope for.
I once heard someone tell me that I am a compilation of the 5 people I hang out with the most. Whether you like it or not, you become who you hang out with. I cannot tell you how many times I have had millionaires tell me, “If you want to be rich, hang out with rich people.” You cannot help but be influenced slightly by those you are around. We are a very impressionable species that is always looking for the path of least resistance. It is easier to follow someone rather than make your own way. So, I challenge you to reconsider who your friends are and start making your own path. You will be surprised at the people you meet and who become your friends and who begins to drift away. It doesn’t mean your old friends are bad, but it is important to be able to grow and change and sometimes that means leaving some friends behind who don’t have the same goals. You are only doing a disservice to yourself if you don’t allow yourself to be challenged and prevent yourself from developing more positive relationships. Again, life is all about relationships. It’s your choice who you decide to let into your life which has a direct impact on who you become.
What motivates you? What drives you? Far too often I see friends of mine pursuing careers in fields of little interest because they hear money is good. However, they fail to understand they will be miserable within the first year of their job, quit and be back at square one. So here is what I say to all of you entering college. Don’t listen to your parents! Parents want nothing but the best for their children but, fail to realize the best for their kids could mean not being a lawyer or doctor and instead a struggling journalist. Parents come from a generation that taught them to work to pay the bills. They think a job is a job and it’s supposed to be hard. Our generation is different. We are young enough that we should be working to make a difference. Work in a field that makes you happy. Work isn’t really work if you like what you are doing. If you pursue what you love, money is bound to follow. You will find a way to pay the bills. Instead of being physically drained by work, you will become energized and invigorated by what you are doing.
Basically, do what makes you happy. Don’t listen to anyone else. It’s great to take advice and make sound decisions but this is your life, you make your own decisions and choices on who and what you want to be.
Ten Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott
|1.||You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.|
|2.||You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”|
|3.||There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”|
|4.||Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.|
|5.||Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.|
|6.||“There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”|
|7.||Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.|
|8.||What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.|
|9.||Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.|
|10.||You will forget all this.|
This is a great movie about kindness. It’s the fundamental key to being happy in life. I figured it was a good movie as today is Random Acts of Kindness Day
This gives the Lil Wayne featuring Kanye West “Lollipop” song a whole new meaning. But, really in all seriousness, we all have moments where we have a huge impact on the lives around us. In our minds, however, we fail to realize what we are capable of doing. We believe our daily tasks, that become mundane, are pointless and we start to believe life has no meaning. You may just be a person in this world, to you may be the world to one person. Enjoy the video!