Just over 3 months ago, I married my best friend.
My wedding day was the closest thing to perfect I could have asked for. Perfect weather – both for the guests and the pictures afterwards – no logistical problems or emotional outbursts, lovely decorations, a fun reception, helpful staff and a great bridal party.
But that would have never been possible without the incredible amount of love and support we received from a plethora of people all over the world.
Yesterday I had a booth at a local artist’s market. It was the first time I’ve ever tried to sell my artwork, and by midday I was actually pretty disappointed.
I had spent dozens and dozens of hours over the last month making product to sell, and then hauled everything out to the market before 7:00 am on a cold Saturday morning to get set up. I was really putting myself out there, showing the world a piece of me that very few people had ever seen before. And it seemed like no one cared.
Thanksgiving day was yesterday, and consequently I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of thankfulness. Thankfulness is something that almost everyone would agree is important, and yet at the same time almost everyone neglects to actually establish the habit of giving thanks. Why is that?
We’ve all been there. Wishing away our current circumstances in favor of the next stage of life. Getting jealous of our friends’ successes because they outshine our own. Telling ourselves that “if only…” then we’d truly be happy.
However, as I wrote about in more detail here, true happiness is a choice, not a situation. So how can you become a happier, more content person if you’re not feeling the love right now? Here are 3 fairly simple things you can do to boost your morale and increase your happiness.
Have you ever said “I’ll be happy when…” or “I’d be more content if…”? It doesn’t really matter how you choose to fill those blanks in; if you can relate to thinking along those sometimes, then you are in good company.
The vast majority of the world has suffered from “grass is always greener” syndrome at some point in their lives. And while it may be human nature to wish for what you don’t have, that doesn’t make it any better for you.