I'm feeling especially good today. That kind of good where you just want to shout it from the mountain tops and spread it to everyone you possibly can, so that they can feel the same happiness you feel! Over the weekend, I had a chance to go to one of my favorite stores here in Atlanta called Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore. As a Mother's Day special they had a sweet woman there by the name of Laura Kaye who was doing Aura Photography! Not sure what an Aura is? Click here!
Let me just tell you the experience was amazing and overwhelming! She explained how the camera worked, gave you a Polaroid of yourself and gave you a small, let's say 10 min reading telling you about what she saw in your Aura. Apparently I have quite a few spirit guides, one male, and a lot of female guides. Is it weird to say that I feel like I've seen them before? When I was younger and at home by myself, I used to always see a dark shadowy figure that seemed to me to be a male. It never scared me because it just always seemed to just be something I saw out of the corner of my eye and the presence didn’t feel threatening. Thinking back though, I'm wondering if it was a spirit guide.
So Laura and I were speaking about happiness and she reminded me about something that I had forgotten.
"No matter where you are or where you go, you take happiness with you."
So in other words, maybe you're not happy with where you are in life, where you live, or what job you have, but within your day to day living, take happiness with you so that you have it always!
Sometimes, I get happy moments in snatches. Like yesterday for example, when I was leaving home, I saw that the neighborhood geese had cute, fuzzy, little black and yellow babies! They were so adorable and it made me smile, feel warm all over, and like everything was right in the world. That was my happy moment, and I carry it with me wherever I go.
A lot of times, it's easy to complain about what you don't have instead of thinking about what to do have and doing the things that make you smile. And I'm going to tell you a secret, so come close to the screen...
Happiness is a choice!!
There... I said it. Have you ever known someone that just loves to complain about their life and no matter how much advice you give them, how much you try to lift up their spirits, or how much you try to show them that they are loved, all they still want to do is lay down and cry? Yeah well, while everyone deserves to have a pity party every now and then, at some point you have to pick yourself up off the floor, knock off all the dirt and debris, and choose happiness instead of sadness! Sadness/complaining is a hard habit to break, but it can be done!
Action Plan: To help bring happiness in your life, start a happiness journal! Take it with you everywhere you go, so when you find yourself smiling at something or giggling uncontrollably, take a minute in the day to write it down. The fun part is going back and reading something you forgot about and smiling at the thought all over again.
Not a writer, you say? Well, then take a picture of the happenings and post it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet you like. Hell, do both! Just make sure it’s a way that you can go back and see what made you happy, because then you can pull it out and sprinkle yourself with happy thoughts.
Also, don’t forget that what you put out in this world comes right back to you. If you spread happiness, it will surely come back. That’s it for me lovelies! What were your happy moments today?