It’s The Simple Things That Matter

Someone asked, “Okay, so you’re putting out these positive and happiness vibes, but how do we stay that way?” Good question! Staying positive and maintaining happiness starts and ends from within. It’s recognizing that which we already know and possess deep in our souls. The real. The familiar. It doesn’t come from external factors like googling positive quotes, surfing the web, or reading a bunch of self-help books. Happiness is a state of mind. It’s looking beyond what we see in front of us; all the tragedy and heartache, into those things and people that bless our lives with how they make us feel inside. It can be a word, a phrase, a bird, a flower, a song, or just one person. It’s being thankful for who and what we have, and even what we don’t. But whatever it is that brings us happiness, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, we run with it. It’s our race to win or lose. In a word, it’s acceptance. 

It’s saying, “I don’t care what the world throws at me, I’ll catch what I want, what’s tasty, real, and fulfilling, and throw back what I don’t.” It’s thinking outside the lines of our little comfort zones where we feel all safe and secure into a world that involves risk. No one ever set sail by standing on the dock. It’s not making lemonade out of lemons. It’s making lemon meringue pie. It’s living with no regrets because where we are at this moment in time is exactly where we’re supposed to be. It’s this…..

 ~ Gusto

  1. What a wonderful way of looking at life!!!! Heather Hebert del Cuadro

  2. Glad you stopped by Heather. Sorry I couldn't make it to meditate! 🙂

  3. Yes I am starting to understand, it is in the application of all of these "pretty sayings" that we post that happiness lies. When we stop and simply enjoy. And this quote, it is one of my favorites – people simply don't realize how important they are to others. We must love ourselves first and live in the moment, and think of that one person to whom we are the world at that moment, and there are many once we look. Thanks Gus this is so true! Have a wonderful day! Jacki

  4. I look forward to reading your posts. Somedays I think know exactly what I need to hear. Thank you.

    • That’s something I hear often Traci, “exactly what I need to hear.” To me, as many times as I’ve heard similar thoughts, that means God’s present, or what I refer to as synchronicity. Thank you!

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