Today I invite you to please celebrate with me my 300th post which I had begun writing last night ~ but when the Universe via the Daily Post served up the topic,
“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?
I was left with no other choice but to oblige as I can’t think of a more apropos way to celebrate 300 posts! I started this blog long ago, back in 2010, but I didn’t pursue it. Then in 2011, I began to blog again with welcome-to-the-presents-of-presence and what began as a lark, has grown into a happy hobby which I hope will continue to evolve, to grow and to emerge into a book. I want to thank you all for connecting with me via your amazing posts along the way which have broadened my horizons and your heartfelt comments which have warmed my heart! I am so very grateful for every person who stops by my blog! xoxo
Now back to the daily prompt! :)
Shockingly for as much as I write about being happy here, I don’t believe in happily ever after in the traditional sense! I know it sounds strange because I write about happiness much of the time. However, I believe that happiness is a quotient of what you do in your daily life and it is the benefit that you reap daily every moment of every day that makes a happily ever after, but I don’t prescribe to the idea of living happily ever after because you did x once ~ x can be marrying the perfect spouse, winning the lottery, working at your dream job etc.
Does that make sense? So to me, there’s no special path that I have to take in order to be happy.
I can just BE HAPPY BY CHOICE!
In fact, I am happy now! And you can be too!
Need a few ways to find a smile?
1. Look up at the sky and admire the beauty that’s there for you to enjoy!
Blue skies, clouds, rainbows, sunshine, raindrops, snowflakes, the moon, the stars ~ all of it!
2. Admire nature ~ the green of the grass, the foliage in the trees, the beauty in the flowers.
3. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself! You are so special! You are loved.
4. Hug yourself! Hug someone else! Hug your furry pet!
5. Count your blessings ~ list 5 good things about your day!
Can’t think of 5? How about 2 ~ then as the day goes along, you can add to the list!
The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the fact that you woke up today!
7. Read a blog that’s uplifting!
8. Write a heartfelt comment to someone!
9. Turn up the volume and listen to your favorite dance tunes!
10. Call a friend and chat!
11. And here’s my smile ~ my gift to you!
I could go on and on, but what matters most is that you realize that…
HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE!
YOU HOLD THE POWER of
HAPPILY EVER AFTER!