Be Happy Wherever You Are

If you spend hours dreaming of being in a better place, you may be wasting your time. Many people who have their health, a home and people who love them forget about those assets, and waste their lives dreaming about how to get a better life.

And conversely, other people may dream of being able to have the life you currently have. If you’re not happy with your life, the first step you might take is to list what you want in life, and then list your assets.

You may be surprised to see that the things you already have can,  in some ways, give you what you think you want.

Do you want a house with water views, and gorgeous art works, but all you have is a job where you have to catch the train into town, and no money for the artworks.

If these were my list items, I could change them around and realise I already have access to the things I said I wanted – not a home with water views maybe, but the train ride might take in lovely Nature views in part. And even if there were no artworks in my home, there are galleries around South Australia I could visit including the lovely big one in Adelaide, where I can look at gorgeous paintings any day I want to.

It all comes down to the idea of  “Change your attitude, discover your life”. Think hard about what you have, and see if you can look and see how those things can be seen differently.

Happiness isn’t something others can give to you, there isn’t a course you take to get happiness. Happiness is inside of you already, but you can’t see it because the happiness is drowned out by all of the other things you have and do, trying to find the happy life you want to get.

When you look at the life you have, you might discover you already have the life you want. If you have family and friends who care about you, you have treasures aplenty!

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7 thoughts on “Be Happy Wherever You Are

    1. carolyncordon Post author

      Tricky, yes, and many people don’t realise happiness is our personal responsibility to achieve. You don’t get happiness from other people unless it’s something they do that you feel happy about.

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      I did the blurb for “Dog Buddha’a Thoughts” myself, John –
      (Buddhism is a thing most humans know something about, but have you ever thought about dogs and how Buddhism is to the canine world?
      Whether you’ve ever considered these matters or not, this book will surely add greatly to your knowledge on the matter.
      Buster the Dog certainly knows quite a bit about this, and in “Dog Buddha’s Thoughts”, Buster shares what he knows. This book gives some of the thoughts of the Dog Buddha, and Buster the Dog’s interpretation of each thought.
      And Carolyn Cordon, what’s her role here? Carolyn just types it all up, and puts it in this book, for the spiritual betterment of all)

      This is a bigger book again, than the previous book in the Buster the Dog series – “Doggone It, Mindfulness from a Dog’s Point of View”

      Fun times – I hope you’ll be able to be there for the book launch at 5pm Saturday 29 July, or if not then, for the Poets at the Pub the day after. Friendly Street Poets will be the special guest poets for the July Gawler Poets at the Pub, which should be a fine afternoon of poetry.

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