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The Rewards of Practicing Happiness

She Used to Think Happiness Was a Reward is an original, trademarked digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She used to think that happiness was a reward you claimed when everything in your life was absolutely perfect. Now she realized that she could be happy right now – simply by choosing it and sharing it everyday. She began the practice of happiness. The rewards were glorious. ~ Queenisms™

If happiness is eluding you because of the would’ve, should’ve, could’ves, please cease and desist. You will not be happier when you are thinner, more educated, have children who behave, are richer or whatever future measuring stick is holding you back from looking around you, right now, and experiencing the happiness you deserve. We admit that having enough money to pay the bills does make us less stressed, but one look at the tabloids proves money doesn’t buy happiness. Rich people are unhappy too. Thin people are unhappy. Smart people are unhappy and people with well behaved pets, kids and husbands are unhappy. Happiness is an inside job. You carry your own emotional baggage into every situation. Sitting on your imaginary throne, holding a big bag of cash, with your perfect family standing at attention, looking swell in your size 8 gown with every hair in place, you’ll still wonder if your lipstick is on your teeth – UNLESS you’ve gotten yourself into the daily habit of seeing the millions of tiny (and not so tiny) joyful moments available to you no matter what you weigh.

Look how utterly marvelous the fall leaves are with their intricate designs and colors. Did you see that cardinal perched on your fence this morning? Didn’t that bit of music almost bring you to tears with it’s beauty? Wasn’t it wonderful to drink that warm coffee this morning in complete silence (or amidst the laughter of children)? When we consciously notice the joys in life, we build up a bank account of happiness from which we can draw in more difficult times. It’s time to make deposits, Queens. What happy moment happened to you today?

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One Response to “The Rewards of Practicing Happiness”

  1. Denise says:

    Driving home from a wonderful visit with my Mom today, I noticed how absolutely beautiful the hills looked in their fall dress. All yellow and gold and red and orange with just enough green thrown in. It really made me smile.
    Denise

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