Happiness is feeling good

Happiness is feeling good

by Heidi Garrett

The Examiner

The Declaration of Independence states inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On this last part, it is wrong.

In the quest to constantly chase happiness, we are unable to ever truly achieve it. Happiness isn’t a destination, it’s a state of mind.

How do I achieve happiness? Simple…feel good. One may argue that there is little to feel good about these days, but that doesn’t have to be so.

Even during the most difficult of moments, my children’s laughter can get me feeling good. When I accomplish a goal, even a simple one like getting the dishes done (though it can seem monumental some days), I feel good.

Every morning, I get up, enjoy my cup of coffee, and watch the cardinals play in my backyard while the sun rises. That feels great!

When circumstances bring you into a state of anything other than feeling good, it is possible to get back to those happy feelings just by thinking about what does feel good.

Jerry and Esther Hick’s have a tool for measuring the state of happiness in their book, Ask and It is Given. When depressed, being happy may seem totally out of the scope of reality. Each time a step is taken towards that state of happiness, such as getting angry or forgiveness, the ability have happiness can be achieved.

Feeling good allows more of our dreams and wishes to come to us. We become more open to receiving all the want and deserve.

Stop pursuing the happiness and start living it!

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