I find myself reflecting on happiness daily. What does it mean to be truly happy? Is there really a secret of happiness? Even more, how do I stay happy? What makes me happy?
In the description of this site, I say that this blog is a source of inspiration – a way to Spread Sparkle – but so far I have predominately done that through stories of how I deal with illness. Not everyone relates to that. (Thank God!) While fighting disease has taught me a lot about positivity, I am still working on finding the secret of happiness. Hardship is not the only way to learn from life.
You can learn from the positive stuff too!
Sometimes the best way to learn about happiness is to experience it. But how do you do that? What makes you happy? Is it a steaming mug of tea? A nice glass of pinot noir? A good, clean manicure? A night on the town with friends? Or maybe its just a calm night in with a bubble bath and a good book. This got me wondering…
What makes me happy?
I decided to make a list, which I will share with you today, of all the things I do to make myself happy. (It was harder than I thought!) This is how I am choosing to uncover the secret of my happiness. Not all of these will work for you. Many of them are pretty feminine – sorry boys. I hope my list helps you uncover ways to find happiness in your life.
As I was making this list, a song from the new musical Daddy Long Legs popped into my head. I want to share it with you. Click this link to discover “The Secret of Happiness”. (Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment)
Now that you have listened to that beautiful song – sorry, it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day – start checking things off this list and
GO BE HAPPY!
What makes you happy? How do you find your own secret of happiness?