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’