Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On Happiness

I have read several books and most recently blogs {this one here is good} about happiness and it's gotten me thinking about the topic a lot. Happiness is something that is very important to me but sometimes its tough to define.  I read a good quote the other day - Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.  
What is a picture of Venice doing here? ITALY = my happy place
It's easy to recall a time when I remember being happy but it's harder to tell if Iare happy right now - in the moment.  A lot of being happy for me revolves around being in control of my surroundings.  When I feel out of control, I get anxious, I can't concentrate and I worry. A lot. All of those things are probably not very good for my health {anyone's health for that matter} and frankly, I don't want to waste one single minute of this precious life doing any of them.

But it takes conscious effort to not let other people's problems and lives bring me down. I say the serenity prayer when I find myself worried about other people and that seems to do the trick. I guess I am kind of rambling now. But, for me, I think the key to being happy is just relaxing once in a while.

P.S. This is my 100th blog post! Hooray! 

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