“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognising and appreciating what we do have.”
It’s long been said that money doesn’t buy happiness and I’m sure that no truer saying has been said.
After all, some of the world’s most financially-rich are also some of the world’s most happiness-poor.
I think it’s easy for us to forget that happiness isn’t something that is handed to some people and not to others because, as the Dalai Lama once said,
“Happiness is not something ready-made; it comes from your own actions”.
Happiness results, not from circumstance, but how we react to circumstance and the beauty of that is the knowledge and appreciation that our reactions to circumstance are completely within our control.
So in 2020, my challenge to you is, smell the roses, use the good tea set, have the second glass of wine and accept the compliment.
And remember, no act of kindness, no hint of compassion, no good deed – however small – is ever wasted; 2020 is the year of happiness but let’s also make it the year of kindness.