Do you choose to embrace happiness each day?
I asked the question: How do you choose to embrace happiness each day?on my facebook page on Monday in preparation for being a Happiness Crusader today. My inspiring friend Linda Joy is releasing her new book Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness featuring the soul-inspiring stories of 27 amazing women who share their intimate stories of transformation. Some of the women from the book shared on my page, how they embrace happiness each day.
There was one strong message that shone through for me from the answers. That was the importance of being grateful daily. Gratitude was one way many people embraced happiness.
Nadia Shana Krauss Gratitude for me is the magic ingredient. To be grateful for what is. To be okay with what is. To celebrate as is.
Robyn Mather writing a list of what I’m grateful for each morning helps keep me in the present moment. As that is when I’m most joyful.
Lore Raymond In my morning practice that I call (and teach) Divine Dialogue Writing, gratitude is a core part of the experience; I encourage women to write an “A-Z Gratitude List” which I’ve written almost morning for 8 years — it surely creates a happiness vibe to start each day.
Sue Kearney Suzie, my gratitude practice really helps. So does generosity. I don’t find happiness to be a natural state, still, although so much better than it used to be! Luckily I have practices that point me in the right direction!
Teresa Morrow For me, I stay (or get back ) in happiness by bringing in gratitude, which I can do at ANYtime and anywhere!
Debra Reble ( who is one of the writers)I start with choosing to be grateful for whatever comes my way that day. I can be upset fearful or irritated or I shift my perspective on how I’m seeing the situation person or my life
Lisa Hutchison I write a gratitude list which focuses me on what I have and abundance!
Laurie Seymour When I stop feeling my life flowing, I stop, breathe and let the joy come back into my body. I feel gratitude in receiving my breath.
Rachel Kieffer With a list of gratitude every morning and pausing throughout the day to notice how blessed my life is.
Deb Ramski Coman Oh my gosh! I was going to say almost exactly what Debra said. I try to be grateful for what I have and focus on even the little things
Kimberly Moore One of my fave quotes that hangs over my desk is JOY is a choice and one that I make every single day! Gratitude lists, prayer, mantra and meeting life with positivity are the ways that I facilitate this choice!
Other ways for embracing happiness was being present in the moment, focusing on the positive, changing thoughts, being present to the energy of joy, listening to one’s heart and more. Maybe one of these is something you would like to embrace daily?
Tomar Levine Just remembering to focus on the energy of joy, expansion, potential, inviting that in… gets me out of the thinking mind and into the feeling center and opens my energy field. It’s so easy to do! I also have statements, visions, affirmations written out that just by reading elevates my energy instantly. The more I do these and similar practices the more powerful the energy becomes.
Tiffany Russo Kane By listening to my heart and not my head.
Shelley Lundquist I begin every day in meditation and walk every day spending time in nature. Both of these practices keep me feeling refreshed, balanced, clear, and in my happy place.
Teri Goetz by choosing to focus on what’s right, not what’s wrong. By having faith that all is as it should be and moving my feet in the direction I want to go.
Peggy Nolan (another one of the writers) My morning ritual of yoga, affirmations, visualizations.
Beth Wilson With conscious intent to treat myself well in mind, body and spirit.
Sandra Pawula Starting each day in meditation and spending time in nature.
Wendy Krueger By focusing on the positive, no matter what is going on. Sometimes easier said than done
Sheila Callaham Shift to a better feeling thought!
Tess Marshall By changing my thoughts. If they’re unloving I repeat…release. Relax.
Zeenat Merchant-Syal I choose happiness everyday by staying in the moment!
How do I embrace happiness each day?
I paint when I first get up, that makes my creative heart very happy, I meditate, draw an oracle card, journal, read and then I go to my happy place most morning, the beach. I usually make a green smoothie and this make my body happy. Then at night before I go to sleep I write 5 things I am grateful for. During the day, if you are feeling unhappy I recommend deep breathing – it lifts your happiness muscle. I actually do something called the breath of happiness>
Share how you are choosing to embrace happiness each day in the comments below.
Be sure to check out Linda’s new book, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness and grab your copy today.
with love and gratitude
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