That's all I want.
That's all any of us want, I think it's safe to say.
Well, that, and the winning lottery numbers for the next drawing, yes?
I think that I ask for too much.
The quest for happiness is ongoing, never ending and somewhat frustrating. As soon as you think you've gotten "it" figured out, "it" slips away and you are back in grayland. So here's a set of questions for all of us to ponder, and I welcome your thoughts and musings.
- What would be your definition of a "good life"?
- What would you be doing if your life was really good?
- What would your life look like? Would it differ drastically from current views?
- What steps would you need to take to make this come to fruition?
- What were those pivotal moments that made you say yes, this is it? Can you keep those feelings and successes in the forefront of your mind and live your life as if you always have that reality?
- Is that even possible?
Having a "good" life is, I think, attainable for most of us - but it's often a step out of our current lives, a step into a new direction, and that can be difficult to do.
I told one of my children who stood up for another child who was being bullied, but shared that her "tummy hurt while she did it" - Doing the right thing is tough. It's brave. And bravery is a muscle, just like the muscles in your arms. When you first started doing push ups, you could barely do one. But the more you tried, the stronger your muscles became - until you could do them without thought. Being brave means exercising your bravery muscle - and it's tough in the beginning, but the more you use it the easier it becomes to use.
Exercise your bravery muscle and make the changes in your life that will make you happy.
What will those changes be?