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Eight Gateways to Happiness

Happiness is not all that illusive, and finding it is not all that hard. Here are just a few ways (gateways that is) to improving your chances for happiness.

1. Dump hatred - Treat it like the trash that it is. It’s a life-sucker that will affect you far more than it will affect the one you hate, and it discolors how you “see” everything. Kick it out of your heart with aggressive angst or else you’ll remain in its prison.

2. Free your mind from worries - Since most of what you’re worried about probably won’t happen anyway. To prove this to yourself, take one week and write down everything you’re worried about. By the end of the week, much of the short-term things you “thought” were going to happen, didn’t.

3. Have fewer materialistic wants - Not only will it simplify your life, but it will trim your budget as well.

4. Appreciate what you already have - Far too often we forget the things we have that already make our life more comfortable, interesting, and fun. How many books do you have on your shelves that you’ve never read? How many hobby things do you own that you’ve not yet used? There are lots of things in your home right now that you haven’t explored or appreciated yet.

5. Give - Lots of joy can be found when you place your focus on helping/giving to another person. It’s good for the soul to let giving be your goal! So march on out there and give food, clothing, hugs, smiles, encouragement, time, and money.

6. Expect less - Sometimes high expectations are good, and sometimes they’re not. For instance, if you expect too much from your children you might crush them under the weight. If you expect your spouse to provide lavishly when they can only afford reasonably, you’re inviting disaster. When you expect those around you to bend over backwards, again, you might be courting disaster. A sense of entitlement is not a good thing, staying humble and grateful towards loved ones, friends, and coworkers is a winning attitude.

7. Let it go - As the character Van Montgomery (on Reba) would say, “letitgo!” Whatever it is you’re hanging onto that is hindering you, let go of it! Just ask yourself this question, “By hanging on to this have I made my life any better or happier?” If your answer is “no,” then Let It Go!

8. Think good thoughts - Thoughts are building blocks, and your life is presently comprised of those things that you thought would come to you—both good and bad. So why not think good thoughts, which will lead to good words, which will lead to good things? It’s a winning sequence!

Copyright 2011 Gloria Jean Dewitt


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