Care About Your Happiness?

Date Published: Jan 27, 2018

Confession:
For most of my life, (I have witnesses-yikes!),
I didn’t care a squat about happiness.

I thought happiness was superficial
and the only people who chased it
were those wishy-washy folks who
had no goals and nothing better to
do than day dream about being
“happy.” Yuck!

In fact, I so dissed happiness
that I used to roll my eyes
when anyone mentioned the word.

Ya know, the kind of eye rolling
that John Gottman
(relationship researcher and personal hero)
would say was DEADLY to any
relationship.

I didn’t care. I thought my eye rolling
proved I was deep and serious
about life. Who knew I was just
so very unhappy.

Ugh! Hate that! Caught!

I get that I had plenty of
reason to be unhappy and,
I really believed for way too long,
that happiness was beyond my reach.

I thought I couldn’t be happy.
I didn’t have a right to be happy.
I hadn’t earned happiness.

So I told myself that happiness
was unattainable and anyone
who said different was just a
big fat liar…
but I was so very wrong.

(Life is sooo much better now
that I learned how to be fearless!)

Happiness matters.
Joy even more so.
(I will get to that
at a later date.)

And how do I know?
I’m happy. (And yes, joyful.)

Life is so much easier
when you are living in happy.

And ya know what?

I do deserve to be happy
for the simple reason
that I am alive.
Cheesy? Sure.
But true.

Give me ONE MINUTE and I will share
my definition of happiness.

And then I want to hear from you.

Please tell me what your definition of happiness is.

 

By Rhonda Britten

Rhonda, voted America’s Favorite Life Coach is here to help you get unstuck. “Everyone needs Fearless Living”- Oprah Winfrey With her acclaimed method called Fearless Living, Rhonda Britten has helped thousands of people let go of indecision, gain clarity of purpose, and take life-changing risks. Her work exposes the roots of fear and gives you the tools to move beyond that insidious universal feeling of “not being good enough.” The result is unstoppable confidence and a world of unlimited possibilities.

Related Articles

How To Feel Better About Yourself: 4 Lessons I’ve Learned

How To Feel Better About Yourself: 4 Lessons I’ve Learned

I am so excited to talk about this because feeling good about myself was such a difficult process for me and for so many of the lovely people who become members of Fearless You. It’s such a common struggle, and if we don’t address it, it can completely run our lives. ...

read more
How To Love Yourself: 7 Self-Love Tips You’ll Love

How To Love Yourself: 7 Self-Love Tips You’ll Love

Let’s talk about a VERY important topic: How to love yourself. Yes! I mean you. We all need love in our lives. We want it from our parents, partners, children, and friends, but we also need it from ourselves. The true gift of self-love is being able to feel secure...

read more