Sometimes in the pursuit of happiness you need to stop the pursuit and pursue the happiness.
A few years ago my Facebook status was "GPS set to happy." At the time I wasn't unhappy, but I wasn't happy. I lived in mere contentment with a smile. Some will move in here and never leave, and will think that's the place to be. It isn't. Now it's not the worst place to be either.
Life is beautiful. Sometimes life happens and it isn't so beautiful, but when you develop resiliency, it's all good and you truly have no worries.
A resilient person is able to bounce back quick from misfortune and tragedy. Resiliency is key to happiness.
I've had a pretty good life with minimal disruptions. Eight years ago my world was turned upside down. When I say upside down, I was dangling from a tight rope holding two children and This is when I learned my own resilience. Everyone thought I was living a facade and I couldn't be "ok" with everything that was going on. Honestly, I was fine. I accepted that I couldn't change my misfortune. I developed new goals that I needed to achieve in order to lesson my dangle from this tight rope. I developed a positive mindset and optimism. This alone bread happiness for me. As cliche as it is, mind over matter. "You are responsible for the energy that you put into this world." I'm a firm believer in what you put out, will return to you full force.
Live. Love. Action
1. Smile and laugh as often as you can.
2. Embrace your emotions while accepting things for what they are.
3. Saturate in optimism
4. Trust the process