Sticking to the theme of happiness, I received this in an email from my friend Sher.
Thanks, Sher =)! It's by Ralph Marston. I think it's wise. Enjoy and have a
blessed day! Val =)
If you are not happy with what you already have, how can you expect to become happy
by getting more? Instead of expecting that happiness will come to you from the outside,
choose to send it out from the inside.
If you've been waiting for some thing or event or condition before choosing to be happy,
there is no need to wait any longer. Go ahead, choose to be happy, and then you'll move
more effectively toward whatever you desire.
Having the good and valuable things you desire is not a cause of happiness.
It is an expression of happiness.
Happiness is not yours when you chase it or put conditions on it.
Happiness is yours when you allow it.
Choose right now to allow it. Choose to be happy and genuinely thankful about
who you are, what you're doing, what you have and where you're going.
And right away, that positive attitude on the inside will begin to build and improve
the factors on the outside. Allow happiness, and allow your life to run in a positive,
- Ralph Marston