Happy is the#FiveMinuteFriday word for today. There has been a lot of talk about being happy lately. What does it take to make me happy?
There is so much unhappiness in the world. It almost seems like I should not try to be happy. But that is no way to live. I can’t change all the unhappiness in the world, but I can look for ways to be happy right where I am.
I can choose to be happy or I can complain about all the mess around me. Click To TweetToday, when I first started to write I couldn’t really think of how to start. So I did what I often do when I am stuck. I went outside to look around and see what I could find.
I looked down at my garden and could see green tomatoes and flowers of varied colors. There were butterflies and bees around.
The more I looked the more I found to be happy about. I think happiness in a sense is a choice. I can’t always change my circumstances, but instead of dwelling on the bad I can look for beauty in simple things.
You know what I think holds a key to being happy? Contentment. If I am content I can enjoy life right where I am. Click To TweetThat doesn’t mean I don’t work to make things better if I can. It does mean I will accept where I am now and learn to be content.
Acceptance is where I need to start. Then I can take baby steps toward making improvements, but I can learn to be content with each step.
How about you? What makes you happy?
Here’s something to think about.
A new book compiled from past Five Minute Friday writings! I actually have an article in it along with many of my friends. Any proceeds from the book will be split equally between two ministries in South Africa: The Vine School and the Ten Dollar Tribe.
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