“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better; we will find comfort somewhere.” ~ Jane Austen.
As I post, it is late Sunday morning for yours truly. The hazy days are back again. Generally, people here are affected by the current hot and dry weather. Coupled with the massive open burning hotspots, the air quality has been recorded as unhealthy in several areas. Most people are choosing to remain indoors. While those who have to be outdoors and on the road, like it or otherwise, they will have to wear their surgical masks.
Have you ever made some bad choices that caused you unhappiness and wondered why that happened?
On the other hand, some people have a tendency to fight back or to disagree with any suggestion or recommendation, even if it is a positive proposal for them. I mean, even before they have a chance to consider or think about it.
You see, we are born with the ability to be happy. Like anger, excitement, boredom and so forth, happiness is a natural state. Everyone can be happy. Disagreeing is a form of defense. Happiness is not a matter of luck or belief. It is created by the way we think and respond. Thus, all that is required from us is to have regular and conscious effort to increase our happiness level.
The crux of the matter is, however happy or unhappy you are now, you can be happier, or a lot happier. Happiness is not just a pleasurable sensation. It is about how our mind and body guide us towards what is most rewarding for us. Indeed, there are some who are frightened to be happy. They worry once the feel good feeling fades away, they would feel worse. So every time they get happy, they stop. I reckon, they don’t have to do that. Do not let the past keep you down. Remember, we can alwas keep that happiness as we move to the next stage.
It’s Fathers Day today. So to all fathers, “Happy Father’s Day.” it is not easy being a father. I know what it is like. At a recent get together with my youngest daughter, she asked; “What is your target?” I looked at her, straight into her eyes and said; “At my age, I don’t have targets, i still have dreams, plenty of dreams and working hard on it.” I believe a positive outlook helps. It help us view obstacles as opportunities, stay motivated to achieve what we want in life and bounce back from our setbacks. I understand the way my youngest daughter directed her question at me. All I said later was, “Change the way you ask a question and you will be surprised how well it will work for you.” Finally, I gave her some examples and she seem to get it.
Have a great week every one !!!