Ripples #735: Happiness Revealed.
For our tribe of 30,208 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
24 June 2013
There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.
-Thich Nhat Hanh, shared by Heather in Anchorage, AK
The more clarity we have about what
will reveal happiness in our lives,
the less time we spend
waiting for it to find us.
-Hal Tipper, via his Facebook Page:
Are you happy? Right now, in this very moment, can you tell whether happiness is within or around you? Your response to this question is likely influenced by the latest happenings in your life and the people you have most recently spent time with. Happiness just seems more bountiful when things are going your way in work/school/life and when you get to spend time with your favorite people.
It can be tempting to conclude that certain events and/or people are the *cause* of happiness, and without which joy remains elusive. I suspect that waiting for happiness to arrive is mostly futile, especially since she is often sitting patiently nearby just waiting to be noticed, embraced, and shared.
Regardless of how happy you feel right now, I invite you to take a few deep breaths so you can savor the GOOD STUFF in your life as evidence of joy, and embrace the HARD STUFF as opportunities to grow.
The Ripples Guy