You are WonderfulMay 13, 2013
I often have this repetitive conversation about happiness with people. I literally say the same thing every time: You can't count on waking up every morning happy. When you're not in the middle of a blissful moment in your life or on the heels of some spectacular accomplishment, being happy ... staying up takes work. So, I think we have to start from a place of just understanding ourselves as wonderfully made. And from there, spend a great deal of time encouraging and thinking well of ourselves. If you really take stock of your thoughts, probably half of them, if not more concern the downside of things. Because, of course, we're always seeking an optimal balance. That's fine. But, the object is to train your mind to push the goodness to the top. When you don't know where to begin, just remember that you were already great at birth. Understand that as your foundation and use it to press on.