Happiness Comes from Within

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Fredrick Keonig

I am perhaps the worst possible offender of this that I have ever known. I constantly find myself thinking my life would be better if I had this or that or the other. I’m greedy, I’ll admit it, I want THINGS, lots and lots of THINGS. Does that make me a bad person, no, that makes me a goof. Suppose I’m a miserable person. If I have my lots and lots of things, I’ll be still be miserable, just with lots of stuff. When I get in this greedy mood (and it happens often) I give myself a proverbial smack upside the head and take a look at all the wonderful things I do have. I have a LOT of great things to be happy about. OODLES in fact. Will I stop being such a greedy guts and wanting things? Probably not – it’s good to want things. Wanting things makes you willing to work to get them. I just need to remember that I already have everything I need in my life to make me happy right now. The things – they’re just the icing on the proverbial cake of life.