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Open Yourself to Happiness

Open Yourself to Happiness

rickrenaud

December 9th, 2013

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There are so many times in our lives that we make our own happiness conditional.  In many cases something has to happen or we have to get something in return, such as material things before we give ourselves permission to be happy.  We continually tell ourselves

“If I could just get a boyfriend/girlfriend, then I’ll be happy.”  

“Once I get that promotion I can buy a new car and can finally be happy.”

"As soon as am out of debt, I will be happy"

"If I can just have that one thing right now, I would be happy"

These are just a few examples of what we say to ourselves on a day to day basis. While these things may be a short term source of happiness, the feeling will eventually fade and you will be searching for the next thing to make yourself happy.

We can not depend on other people or material things to make us happy.  If you put the responsibility of your happiness in the hands of others, you will inevitably be disappointed when they do something that makes you unhappy.

To many times, and I am guilty of this I use the phrases above, but if life has taught me one thing it is that we create our own happiness. Life is way to short to continue to find happiness, we need to grasp it and make it happen.  when we get old all those material goods, and money will be for nothing if we don't truly find happiness within ourselves.  Happiness in the end of our lives will be lived on through the memories you have created, and those you have touched.  These memories will be captured through photos and through video.

You have the power within yourself to make you happy. Being dependent on material things and other people to make you happy is giving that power away. It is a conscious choice to be happy, and you can do it right now. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself, because you no longer have to wait for the ever elusive happiness you have been seeking.  Simply give yourself permission to be happy, without any conditions or prerequisites.

Take the time and create your own happiness! Start a new chapter in your life, and don't be afraid on making mistakes well you purse your own happiness.

To the memories I have captured, and the happiness I have already found. To starting a new chapter in my life and embracing the challenges that I will face, but knowing that happiness cannot be just handed over, you need to make it yourself.

To those who have shared in my past chapters of my life, and continue to share in the future chapters you always know how to make me smile 🙂 Thanks for sharing the moments of happiness with me!

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