Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Choosing Happiness!

Ok so I couldn't for the life of me sleep today, my body was protesting too much... So I started counting up in my mind all the beautiful things in life that bring with them happiness, and it sort of turned into this.....

Frosted white windows and snowballs in winter
Freckles on noses all scrunched up in giggles
Wellington boots crunching crisp leaves of gold
These are a few of my favourite things

'Happy Hair' - Image of a joyful, smiling freckled girl by D. Sharon Pruitt at Pink Sherbet Photography - View her Flickr stream here!

Dewdrops in meadows, magnificent forests
Friends who are soul mates, and carpets of bluebells
Brown paper packages tied up with string
These are a few of my favourite things.

Soft scents of jasmine and lilacs and roses
Great sprawling oak trees & tiny pink daisies
Freshly mown grass and the babbling of brooks
These are a few of my favourite things

Jasmine, by Matsuyuki - View their Flickr Page

Black and white photos and gorgeous high heels
Mountains and rivers and bees gently busy
Rainbows on waterfalls, shell covered beach
These are a few of my favourite things

Rainbow over a Waterfall by Christopher Robbins - View his Flickr Page here!

Ice cream with pretzels, and faithful white westies
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favourite things

Catching Snowflakes by Ben M - View their Flickr Photostream

When the pain bites
Prejudice strikes
When I'm lonely or sad
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad!

We each have the power to choose how to view our lives, what to place the most importance on, whether we want to be happy or not.

It's more of a fight for some of us than others, perhaps, to choose happiness for our lives - but no matter how hard, it has more importance than almost anything we could do for ourselves and for those around us. I wonder how much better life could be for each of us if we chose to focus on the good (however small those things may be, especially for those of us living within four walls!) rather than the bad. How much better this world could be if more people could only learn to live that way.

Happiness doesn't always just happen. Sometimes we have to actively choose it, fight for it ... choose to see the beauty around us, and keep choosing it every single day, no matter how hard it sometimes gets!

"Dwell in Possibility..."
Emily Dickinson

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