BLOG 155—HAPPINESS!

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.

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INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

As you know, I am not currently traveling. I will keep my inspirational words coming your way, I hope they add to your life.

A couple of posts in the past I had asked you to write to me and let me know if my blog words help. I heard from a few people; thank you for that. I heard from my old friend Dick, who wrote >>

Kit, you an inspiration to me and I enjoy every blog post, even though I don’t respond frequently. Keep me posted!¡!!” – Dick Rainer –
Take a look >>
https://www.dickrainerentertainer.com/
So, I heard from enough people to keep posting each week. I do want to hear from you, too, please do.

I’ve been thinking about happiness lately and what it takes to stay happy. Happiness and joy can be such a big part of your life. But, many people stay unhappy and miserable, so sad. Always remember that happiness and joy are a constant choice. You can’t just “be” happy, it is an attitude that you always have to aim for.

Something that I am very happy about is the upcoming wedding of Beth and I. We have grown so close, so quickly; this is what I have been looking for in my life. How about this – the wedding will take place on Twosday, 2-22-22, at 2:22 in the afternoon – Boy, that’s a lot of twos!
The small wedding is to take place in the wilderness and we will each have big smiles and look at our future with joy.

It’s worth taking a moment to consider what makes us truly happy and where happiness comes from. Is it from things like having a fantastic meal, allowing someone to love you, having a healthy in-shape body, relaxing on the beach, juggling in the wilderness, or drinking a good cup of tea?

Those things all are great that happen, but they aren’t the reason for your happiness, They might be related to your felicity and they occur along with happiness, and then we are happy at the same time. Yet it’s far from a cause-and-effect relationship. There’s another circumstance that’s happening at the same time.

That event is what happens in our brain between the external event (such as a good cup of tea) and our state of happiness.

For example >>
We read a good book.
Eat some delicious chocolate.
Juggle.
Have good sex, etc.

Perhaps we notice the chocolate, pay attention to it. If we don’t pay attention and are reading a book as we eat our chocolate, we don’t get happiness from the chocolate. Focus is the key.

This quality we’ve noticed on the chocolate or what we are focused on causes us to be happy about life. We are now happy about the experience of chocolate, living, about life itself – because each experience is filled with quality — even if it’s just the better chocolate.

Take the time. Noticing and appreciating the goodness in the chocolate causes us to be happy about life. And the more you notice and appreciate ourselves, the happier we will be and it continue to be a part of our life. It is really about your process of what happens within and what you take from the experiences.

Let me emphasize this – all the raw material you need for happiness is right there inside of you! The good things you can appreciate to be happy — they are always within you! We just need to take the time to see the joyousness that is there. It’s the same details that bring the most joy.

What are the things within us that we can appreciate, that can make us happy? Some examples:
Are you great at something?
Are you determined?
Are you good at certain sports?
Are you creative?
Are you a good listener?
Do you feel compassion?
Do you give?
Do you take love? Can you give love?
Do you understand with the pain of others?
Do you recognize beauty in nature, in others?
Do you have good ideas?
Remember, the more of these you acquire, the happier you will be.

See the little details in life—look closely at the food you eat, and the coffee, water, tea, or wine you drink. If you make all the little details in life a joy, you will be happy! There is always more good to be detected that you can recognize, that can make you happy to be alive, yes?

So the happiness procedure — noticing, appreciating, being happy about living — can be applied to things within us, no matter what’s going on the outside. We can learn to notice and appreciate the good things in ourselves, and start to love ourselves.

Once we can do this, we can see the wonder in every small thing around you, and inside you. And then you realize that life is a true joy, in every moment, if we simply pay attention and appreciate it.

I do hope you like reading my words,
please let me know how they might help you.

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WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>

Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves as well as others.

Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
At any age, you can (and should)
make changes to make your life better.

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!

In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

Remember, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive and always reaching for advancement.

Remember, very little is needed to make a great life.
I hope these words I pick do help you.

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BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>

Look for the good.
Look at your life and see what’s working, and don’t push away something just because it isn’t absolute. When good things happen, no matter how small, see them.n

Be close to others who make you smile.
Studies show that we are happiest when we are around others who are also happy as you. Stick with people who are joyous and let them rub off on you, as you help them.

H
old on to your merit.
What you find true, what you know is just, and what you believe in is all measure. Over time, the more you honor these traits, the better you will feel about yourself and those you love, which will show to others.

Conceive of the best.
Don’t be afraid to look at the best and see yourself doing the same. Many people avoid this process because they don’t want to be disappointed if things don’t work out, or think they don’t deserve it. The truth is that envisioning getting what you want is a big part of attaining it.

Do the things you love!
Perhaps you can’t always play at the park or take vacations every season, or things you love, as long as you get to do the things you love every once in a while, you will find greater felicity.

Find a reason for your life.
I work hard to inspire others, which brings me joy. Those who believe they are contributing to the well-being of the human race tend to feel better about their own lives. Most people want to be part of something greater than they are, simply because it’s gratifying.

Listen to your self-talk.
Careful about what you say—you are the only one who knows what you love. You are the one who knows, your family and friends may think you would be great at something that really doesn’t fit you. It can be complex following your walking on air.

Push yourself, and help others, toward excellence.
It’s easy to feel that, rather than you, someone else is accountable for your satisfaction. Yet, the reality is that it is really your in charge of your life! Once you realize that, you will have the power to get where you want to go.

Be ready for change.
Change is hard. Even if it doesn’t feel good, change is the one thing you can’t get away from. Change will happen, no matter what, so make eventuality plans and emotionally be ready for changes.

Stay with the uncomplicated pleasures.
A few are those who love you, treasured memories, silly jokes, daily successes, warm days, starry nights—these are the ties that bind and the gifts that keep on giving. Keep with the small pleasures and joys and you will find much more.

COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!

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MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

1/22—Snow today in McCormick, SC, not a usual thing. Jemma, our dog, did not know what to think when she went out in the white stuff. I think there were over 3 centimeters (I still think the metric system is a much better system to use) fell, which melted quickly through the day to nothing.

1/23—Continuing to paint the fire room, things are going well, as you will see from the photos. Beth and I are both working on our house projects, it is fun.

 

How about your abode? Do you live in excellence? It is a choice you make to live how you do. Some new paint in a room adds so much to your life. Paint and improve what you can to make your life better—the cost is minimal.

 

 

1/25The horses are back! Because of a horrific windstorm, the neighbor’s barn was damaged, so the horses were put into a different field. We brought carrots out to give to the four-legged large beasts. Jemma tagged along, as usual, and ate her own carrot (it amazes me that a dog eats carrots just because a horse does.)

1/26—We needed wood for the fire, so, because we have a forest right in the backyard, we went out to gather. In the moist ground, we also found and saw little tiny snails, along with various fungi that were very colorful and delicate.

Out there we also found shrooms (mushrooms, of course.) You will see a photo of a tiny one. Tiny little mushrooms, all kinds of moss and fern, petite snails making their home. It was a magnificent find.

How about where you live?
Have you checked out nature in the area?
What are you finding where you are?

1/27Today, as we were watching TV, a story came up about dogs. The dogs were on screen. Our dog, Jemma, started watching—it was amazing. She jumped up on the TV stand trying to reach the dogs! She was so focused on the pooches on the silver screen, it was adorable. I have always wondered if a dog can actually see what is on TV, now I know.

1/28—Back to painting the fire room. To remind you, this room has a fireplace and in the middle of the house. Burning wood for heat is a great way to find comfort.

A strange thing today. Beth and I were out and when we returned to the house our compost bin was missing from the front of the house. They left a pitchfork that I used with the compost. There were other tools on the porch they they left here.

We think it was revenge, for some reason, from someone we know. Such a strange thing.

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YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>

Your challenge this week is to send me an email detailing how you like (or not) my writings and how they might benefit you in your life. Please, I’d love to hear from you, kitsummers@gmail.com

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NEXT BLOG >>

The painting of the fire room should be done, you will see photos. Start improving your home how you can toward the excellence that you desire.

THIS WEEK, MAKE YOUR LIFE SOMETHING
THAT YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT!

1 Comment

  1. Steve Harrison January 29, 2022 Reply

    Kit, you have so much positive wisdom to share. I appreciate how you live so transparently and joyously. You are a very good writer with a lot of life experience to share. Keep letting your light shine. It’s been a while since I checked your blog and today you made me smile as you have often done. It’s not easy to write 154 blog posts my friend. So thanks for also modeling consistency and persistence. Can’t wait to hear about the wedding!

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