Monday, August 2, 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Guillaume Apollinaire

Do we need a reason to have a good attitude or to be happy? I have heard people present arguments and excuses about why they will not allow themselves to have any peace or joy today. They are waiting for something to change instead of changing themselves. Sometimes they have unresolved issues that block their ability to receive and enjoy life fully. Or, they are too busy pursuing something—money, status, power, approval, a relationship—that they believe they need to be happy. When happiness does not come from within us, it usually doesn’t last very long. What are we pursuing today? If we want to just be happy and have true and lasting joy, all we really need to pursue is a lifestyle where we continually practice being our best, giving thanks, loving and valuing ourselves and others, and appreciating life! 

Today I choose to focus on the good things in life.
Today I choose to be my best.
Today I choose to value and appreciate the good qualities in others.
Today I choose to practice love and release anger.
Today I choose to give thanks for my life and enjoy it.

Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved.  New Day Counseling Center  Written by Krystal Kuehn.

Krystal Kuehn, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC is a psychotherapist, author, teacher & musician. She is the cofounder of New Day Counseling, a marriage family counseling and children therapy center,, an award-winning, self-help and inspirational site where you can find hundreds of free resources, insights & words of inspiration, and where you can find beautiful baby poems, baby quotes, cute sayings & baby videos that will touch your heart & increase your joy & gratitude for the children you love & enjoy! Check out Krystal's new Be Your Best blog and Words of Inspiration blog!

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1 comment:

Making It Happen In 2010 said...

Love your blog, I too believe happiness is a choice we make daily and I too choose to be happy everyday thanks so much for sharing(smile)please stop by my new upcoming blog if you would like feel free to follow as well