Happy? What Would Do It?

"What Would Make You Happy?            

Why don't you make yourself happy? Did someone tell you you couldn't be happy, couldn't let life help you out? It doesn't matter who told you you couldn't have what you wanted. What matters is if you're still telling yourself that now.

Yes, there are many situations in life in which we need to go without, do what needs to be done, get the job done. There are times when a particular purpose is served by depriving ourselves. But there are also situations-many more than we think-in which we can have what we want. There are moments when what we want matters.

Look into your heart. Ask yourself what you want. What would feel good? What would bring joy? Is anything to be gained by depriving yourself a while longer? Get creative. Look around. What are someways you could give yourself what you want? What could you do to create your life more to your liking?

Giving yourself what you want isn't selfish. It teaches others they can have more of what they want from life, too.

Use your imagination. Set yourself free. Let yourself see the pictures and feel the emotions of what would make you happy. Then take a moment, pause, and smile. You're beginning to get a glimpse of all you can have from God."

~Melody Beattie

Marianne Williamson in A Return to Love writes, “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.”

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