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Are You Happy? No, REALLY Happy?

by Kay~Kacey on 1/18/2008

I’m happy. Really, honestly happy with my life now. Oh, I’d like a few people in my life to have better health, but otherwise, I’d really not change much. It was a long, hard battle to get to this point in my life. You would not have recognized me 15 years ago.

What makes a person wake up and finally, FINALLY, do something to change their life? Why do some people find this inner strength and move out of the rut , valley chasm that they’ve slipped into and scramble their way up to a new life?

I was talking to a friend today about how sometimes I just need to pinch myself. I can’t believe how far I’ve come, and how my life is just crystallizing into the life I want. Oh, it was hard work to get here, but now it’s so nice to be at that point where I’m, well, happy!

And I find I’ve changed my outlook on life too. I spend more time noticing the small things in life.
Female Cardinal

How many tiny moments like this did I miss before? When I looked at the down side of things and thought that which would go wrong, will go wrong. But after deciding to make big changes in my life, I’ve turned into a more positive person. I avoid the toxic people that drag me down. I speak up for myself. I’ve found out that I’m a strong person and can do amazing things. But I still don’t know what gave me that inner strength to start down this road. But however I found it, I’m thankful I did. If you’re around me for very long, you’re liable to hear me say “I love my life.” And maybe hear it more than once… But do people who have that positive attitude about their life, attract more of the things they love and the things they want to happen into their lives? I think so.

Sometimes, my life is so full, that I’m sorry for everyone who isn’t me. :mrgreen: Oh, I’m not saying I don’t have my moments. That stress doesn’t creep in. That we don’t have bad things happen. Everyone does. But, by and large, I’m Happy. No, REALLY happy.

I’m not sure why it took me so many years to figure out that happiness begets more happiness, and life is what you make of it. Why couldn’t I have learned that life lesson in my twenties? Are you happy with your life? And if not, are you doing anything to change it?

(these Cardinals out my window seem to nudge me into some deep thinking, don’t they?)

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