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Happiness is Still an Inside Job

She could have all the money in the world is an original, trademarked digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

The truth was she could have all the money in the world and everything it could buy and still wouldn’t be happy. Happiness was an inside job and a choice she was ready to make. ~ Queenisms™

We won’t beat a dead horse about this but we’ll just simply say that money, while nice to have, does not guarantee happiness. Happiness is a state of mind created by practice. Practicing happiness changes our brain chemistry. We can teach ourselves to be happier. One of the many ways mental health professional advise is to focus on gratitude. Gratitude is not simply a platitude but a genuine tool in creating a happier life.

Try this for just one week and we believe you’ll experience an uplift in the way you view the world.  When your eyes pop open in the morning, take 2 minutes and quiet your internal “to do” list. Then tell yourself one thing for which you are grateful. It might be the fact that you have bed to sleep in. It might be that you have a family you love. It might be that you have teeth that need brushing. Start simply and work up to more complex gratitudes. Now, repeat this exercise before going to bed. Just two minutes – that’s all we’re asking. Give yourself two minutes to list one thing that happened to you today for which you’re grateful.

We like to write our gratitude list down because it serves as a reminder, in more distressing times, that we have a lot of good in our lives. But for now, just practice. And, if you’d like to share your gratitude here, you’ll be of service to others who struggle with this exercise.

One more note. We do understand the debilitating struggle of clinical depression and we are in no way suggesting that chemical brain disorders can be overcome by declaring gratitude. However, professional guidance AND gratitude is a pretty powerful combination…just sayin’

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6 Responses to “Happiness is Still an Inside Job”

  1. Love love loved it… thank you for your inspiration. Always a joy to check my mail from such lovely women

  2. Thank you.
    Love your inspiring words

  3. Jan says:

    Thanks for acknowledging clinical depression. Usually it isn’t part of this conversation.
    My Gratitude Journal (5 things I’m grateful for, just before lights out) helps immensely.
    I love the idea of starting my day with a Gratitude Moment.

  4. Donna Chunn says:

    So grateful to come across this book and website ! Waiting on the book thru snail mail. I’m a nursing home nurse do 19 years. Grateful to be able to put a smile on someone’s face everyday!

  5. cindy says:

    Queen Donna, you probably see the effects of your attitude, every single day, on those around you.Thank you for the work you do in the world.

  6. cindy says:

    Clinical depression is such a monster and it’s still hiding in so many closets, Queen Jan, that we wanted to talk about it a little more openly and will do so in the future, as well. It makes our hearts happy to know you’re keeping a gratitude journal!

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