Happiness: An Inside Job

Today marks the first ever International Day of Happiness. It was  It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 28th, 2012, and according to Wikipedia, it was created to recognize that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal, and also that this day was created to recognize the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples. IMG_1091

Ah yes, the pursuit of happiness. The thought that happiness is something you will find, or obtain, maybe by buying a new car, or by going on a vacation, or by finding a great mate, or by becoming a millionaire; it makes happiness sound so elusive; something you should strive for.

I was watching an episode of House Hunters International the other day, and there was this woman who wanted to buy a home in Denmark because Danes are considered the happiest people in the world.  I found that to be very interesting, that she thought by moving her family, uprooting her life, and moving to another country, it would somehow make her happier. As if she just wasn’t happy enough, and that maybe she would find some extra happiness in Denmark, ha!

Happiness is not something you find, or obtain. Happiness comes from within.  By finding peace, forgiveness, joy, and love within, first, then all of the outer things we’ve been striving for will appear. Happiness is an inside job. The Secret about the Law of Attraction states, “the outside world is a world of effects; it’s just the result of thoughts. Set your thoughts and frequency on happiness. Radiate the feelings of happiness and joy within you, and transmit that into the Universe with all of your might, and you will experience true heaven on earth.”

Sounds good to me!  So get happy :)


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