Life Is Beautiful: Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is available. Please help yourself to it.

Thich Nhat Hanh

A thing I find myself constantly saying to people is it’s your life, do what you want. I can stand in front of you and see an easy path, I can point what I see out but you have to be ready and willing to see what I am showing you.

A thing easily forgotten is that we have freewill to make choices that affect our situation in a positive way.

I have seen that most people will complain about the place they find themselves in focusing on how the situation is to blame for all their problems. When people do this is reminds me of a toddler who has been told they cannot get a candy bar in the grocery store.

I have been this person, you have been this person.

Unlike the toddler we have the ability to change our perspective. Take a moment and wonder with me what would happen if we took a step to the right of the situation. Closed our eyes and took five deep breaths before reopening them. Could you color in the new blank spaces with something other than anger, dispair, hopelessness.

My challenge for this week is to help myself to happiness.

No one can force me to be happy. I have to choose it. I need to be ready and willing to see that life is beautiful. Situations are out of our control, how we see it is completely in our control.

Feel good. Pass it on.

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