Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happiness is an 'inside job'

My birthday card from my sister has a wonderful message: "Don't go out expecting to find happiness. Bring it with you." The card sports a black-and-white photo of women decked out in hats and gloves with over-the-arm handbags, circa 1950 or so! You know the kind of card I'm describing. I'm sure you've seen them in card stores—or probably received one yourself.

Anyway, back to the message. What wise words. Happiness truly is an inside job, isn't it? It's not something outside of us.

How many times have you heard someone say how much happier they'll be once they move to a new state or new community—or once they find a new job or new relationship? Or perhaps you've said it yourself. I know there have been times when I thought that, too. I'll find happiness once this or that happens.

Now I know, however, that wherever I am and whoever I'm with, I bring all my baggage right along with me. That is, unless I've worked to let go of that baggage and make some changes in my life.

If you aren't content or happy right now, what needs to change within you to make that happen? Of what do you need to let go in order to feel happy and satisfied with your life? It's your choice—and your move. Go ahead. What are you waiting for?

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