HAPPINESS CANNOT BE TRAVELED TO, OWNED, EARNED, WORN OR CONSUMED. HAPPINESS IS THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE OF LIVING EVERY MINUTE WITH LOVE, GRACE AND GRATITUDE.
Love, love, love this. Far too often, we seem to think that happiness is something we all deserve. We imagine it all served up on a platter like a Thanksgiving Dinner. It is there for the taking, whether we have done anything ourselves or not. Some people think all they need is more money, more things, or more time and they will be happy. They completely miss the point that happiness is not external. It is what is inside. It is the entire experience, in spite of heartaches, trials and disappointments. Happiness is available to each on of God's children here upon the earth. It is not something that is saved for the elusive future. It comes from the small everyday moments of living. It is not for when I have become skinny, or rich, or inherit a ton of money, or any one of the myriad of ways that we confuse ourselves with the possible meaning of happiness.
Happiness is always found inside ourselves. It does not happen just because someone else wants it too. It is not and never has been anyone else's responsibility to "make" us happy. It is not what your children do, or your husband, or your neighbors or your church. It is a state of mind. It is a spiritual experience. It is a gift we give ourselves in spite of our circumstances. I love that love, grace and gratitude all go together to help us find the happiness that is within.
Happiness is possible.
Happiness is always possible.