Your Challenge Today:
The most happiness …
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
The most simple things
can bring the most happiness.
~ Izabella Scorupco
The most straightforward things can bring the most happiness ~ think about that ~ so right! It’s such a bonus in life to keep it simple, enjoy the journey and practice an attitude of gratitude.
I have seen people suffering in isolation because they don’t feel connected to themselves, their friends or a community. It breaks my heart, I feel sad to see others hurting and I want to help them. I know that I cannot help everyone I encounter that is starving, suffering and I have heard it said that there only two motivations in this world — Love and Fear — which one is moving you?
When I am feeling afraid, it’s hard for me to love. When I am in fear, I am scared of connecting, I am feeling ‘not good enough’ and not remembering all the love that is actually in my life. When I am feeling the fear in my heart, I am not open to my unique gifts. When I am isolating myself, I am operating out of fear. When I am busy worrying about things, I am working out of a fearful place and not allowing my spirit to shine. When I am operating out of a fearful mentality, I am not honoring my gifts, talents, and blessings.
I have a favorite prayer that I found a long time ago and connected to instantly ~ The Sun Prayer ~ I say it to myself of every day to keep me connected to all the love in my life. I will admit, some days are harder than others, sometimes I have to say this prayer over and over again throughout the day to get me through sadness that I am feeling. And, I pray, I pray to keep my heart open and stay focused on providing the best service that I can to myself, my clients, friends, family and extended family. I use this prayer to keep me grounded in honoring myself and my commitment to my Living Fit Lifestyle.
You who are the source of all power,
whose rays illuminate the whole world,
illuminate also my heart,
so it too can do your work.
This prayer helps to keep me grounded in the beauty of life and the beauty of simplicity. I find the most happiness in simplicity…
- family, friends & dinner parties
- laughter, smiles & snuggles
- babies, puppies & kitties
- sunshine, swimming & beaches
- grass, flowers & trees
- music, movement & sweating
- food, drink & a good red wine
- movies, silly tv shows & lazy days
There are so many things in life to love, enjoy and bring pleasure to our days. When I feel a little down the best medicine for me is to call a friend, a delicious hug, play with my kitty, put on some good music and remind myself of that the most happiness is closer than I might think ~ open my eyes and take a look around. Practicing my attitude of gratitude brings me back to my heart.
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the other day i surprised myself by committing what is now being labeled as a random act of kindness. please understand, i am not keen on reading posts on FB of those describing in detail their daily R.A.K. as if it is a competition to brag about. i found myself in a situation where i was inclined to do something i had never done before and i wished to remain anonymous. i was in line buying some hot food. the person in front of me ordered something very inexpensive and i noticed he had very little money in his wallet. i bought him a gift card and had the cashier deliver it after i had left. i was amazed at how i felt as a result of doing this small act. it kind of took my breath away.
Bravo — Debbie — I am sure he was feeling very blessed and grateful for your R.A.K. — very thoughtful
I am so blessed to have a carrer that brings me so much happiness. Sharing laughter, feeling connection to someone, swimming, sunshine, beautiful flowers and their fragerence, all bring me happiness. I continue to connect to my joy within myself, that cannot be taken from me, nor is it dependant on outside happiness. They feed one another. I am thrilled beyond belief to have found my ideal joy partner in my fiance.
Yes, a match made in heaven, just for you two!