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Have you ever noticed that happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision? You don't actually need anything to be happy. It's not something that comes from outside, it comes from inside, and when you radiate a happy energy you'll be amazed what it attracts into your life. Don't worry, be happy...sound familiar? Decide now, be happy, and watch magic begin to enter your life. http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk
Remember Things of Happiness
When you feel tired, remember things of happiness and you will regain strength. http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk
The lotus is a symbol of purity. Its roots are in the mud, but the flower remains above dirty water. Live a lotus life. Be in the world, but unaffected by impurities. http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk/
For me, the last three thoughts for today fit together. The first one, Radiate Happiness, is so true. There are times when you are happy through and through, it just bubbles out. Nothing can go wrong, life is pure pleasure and joy. People want to be near you and interact with you. They leave with a smile and a more joyful heart. You walk down the street smiling that big wide Happy smile that comes from deep within. While you're walking you might be humming, singing, whistling, the happiness is so great. If you're sitting, you might be tapping your toes, your pencil, or bobbing your head to an inner Happy beat. All the sudden you notice that someone else is humming the same tune, smiling a little wider, walking a little lighter. The Happiness that you radiated touched others without even trying. The day itself is Lighter just because of your happiness. Just look around with open eyes and see how your Radiating Happiness attracted so much without you even trying! Amazing the power of Happiness!!
The second falls in with the first. We can change our mood instantly by looking for or thinking of Happy things, Happy Thoughts. On those dreary, cloudy, rainy, drizzly days, doesn't seeing the sun crack through or a rainbow appear bring instate smiles? Well on dark days when your mentally exhausted, just think Happy thoughts and before you know it, your heart is warmed and the color has come back into your spirit. OK so I hear some saying, "how can I think happy thoughts, I'm tired, it's dark?" and "well... it's downright nasty here inside me, there's no way happy thoughts can help; there aren't any happy thoughts.". I suggest reading the comics, look around and see if you can't find a smiling face, or remember a day when you were a child that made you smile: remember flying a kite, playing ball, giggling with your best friend... By the sheer act of trying to think of those good times from the past, soon your insides start to change a bit, that dark cloud lifts just a little, that bleak firm mouth starts to turn up a bit. Maybe you're not laughing on the outside, but a smile is creeping onto your face and into your heart. The sheer thought of Happiness, Happy Memories can bring out the sun on even the darkest days. Try it today and watch; feel and be the change in your life today.
OK so you can see the connection of the first two but the Lotus Life.... come on that doesn't fit here... Well I think it does. It brings forth the Purity and Lightness of the soul, of ourselves. Rooted deep, we can thrive above the muddy waters of life to live as the beautiful lotus. The roots run deep and hold firm brining nourishment and growth. We have a Soul, a Spirit deep within. It feeds us, holds us, and constantly invites us to grow. The pond, or waters of human kind are muddy and murky, difficult to see through at times. Have you ever felt that the world around you is trying to muddy you and take you over to a darker side? I know I have from time to time. Daily life can get overwhelming and threatening. So I fall back to my roots. It's there that we can each find and draw upon the strength and purity of the ages and rise above the murky waters of life to emerge a lotus of Purity and Light. It's not ignoring the day to day challenges of life, it's in realizing that that's just it, it's just a day to day, it's not eternity, and we can persevere and grow through it all. My Foundation and my Light are eternal. I draw upon my roots and find Strength and Hope to get me though to the Promise of Purity in the Light.
So how does this relate back to the first two? Happiness is part of how we make it through the muddy waters of life. By being happy, finding happiness, we Lighten our soul and bring Joy to our hearts. When the impurities of daily life bring you down, tire you out, think of your roots, think of Happiness. Remember the joy of a lollipop, the fun of chasing bubbles, the pleasure of burying your face into the soft fur of your favorite pet... soon there is blossom of joy inside ready to bloom. Life seems worth living and the Light of the sun brings Pure Joy, and a full heart and your Lotus shines Pure. The Beauty and Happiness that is in you Radiates around you and attracts Joy, Peace and Love.
May you Live a Lotus Life. May you Radiate Happiness. May you find the roots of Joy to lift you, nurture you through each day. May your Light Shine and Blossom bringing Purity of Life, of Spirit, of Joy for yourself and others. May Peace, Joy, Love and Light radiate Happiness in you, through, you and with you today and always. Love and Light, Nina P