Because I’m Happy

There’s no more Christmas decor on the coffee bar. I took it down and packed it away yesterday. The Christmas tree is still standing. Not quite ready to give up the ambiance of the tree. It gives the room a cozy glow.

There’s not a lot of rules in my life.

I bought flowers today for no reason.

I don’t need a reason. Did I put off packing away the decor? No lovely, I was still enjoying it, until I wasn’t, and that’s when it was time to pack it away.

My daughter is concerned the tree may still be standing in June. It won’t last that long, but it’s still drinking water, so it looks good. It brings me joy, until it doesn’t and I’ll let it go.

My first thought was how bare the coffee bar looks without the decorations, but then I saw one of my favorite signs.

happy

When I saw it, I wondered if people had to look for reasons to be happy? Are they spending more time looking at reasons not to be happy? Some people are more comfortable not being happy. They’ve been unhappy for so long it feels normal, and they don’t know how to feel any other way.

Focus on what’s wrong, or find what’s right.

There doesn’t have to be a reason. It’s a choice. When my mind begins looking for reasons to be happy I simply respond, because I’m happy.

19 Comments on “Because I’m Happy

  1. Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Cheers

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    • Yes lovely. That is when we really need to see the good. Instead of saying, “Why is this happening to me?”, turn it around with, “What can this teach me?” 🙂

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  2. Because I’m happy, love it! That is a great nugget for turning off our negative self speak. I’ve been using ‘that’s not interesting’ but I like yours better.

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  3. Love this – keeping it simple. Why do we always feel we need to make things more complicated than they need? Because it makes me happy is the best reason and the only one you need! xoxo

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    • Words are so powerful! I heard a mediation that said, “Gratitude is about appreciating what’s already here. Contentment is a quiet, subtle satisfaction in the here and now.” I believe that state of gratitude and contentment produce ongoing happiness.

      Thank you for sharing.

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