April 29, 2020 — It burns in me right now to share this with you.
In order to be happy, as in, deep-in-your-soul happy, simply do the things that already make you happy. Like float-around-grinning happy. If you don’t know what those things are, go into your past. Look at what you did from photos or memorabilia, or if that’s not available, then ASK yourself, what did I do to be happy? I bet you will find some answers.
Life is too short to not do those things.
Maybe you used to sing in a choir or a band? Maybe you used to draw or paint? Maybe you used to write? Maybe you used to read all day? Maybe you used to create something that meant something to your soul? Maybe you were into research and were going to invent something great? Maybe you used to spend hours turning somersaults? (Ok, I’m not sure I recommend that…)
Still coming up short? Do you have a parent, sibling, or long-time friend that you could ask? You might be surprised to hear their perspective on you, your favorite subject.
Yes, YOU are your favorite subject, as well you should be!
Stop, and take a deep moment in a quiet place with no people and noise (hard to do now that we are at home with all our peeps), possibly take a long shower with no external input. Think about yourself in your teens, twenties, or whenever it was that you were allowed by life to spend your time as you mostly wished.
WHAT DID YOU DO that made your heart sing? What was it that you couldn’t help doing because it was so easy for you? And gave you such satisfaction?
Do more of that. As soon as is possible.
PS In this crazy time of so many choices, I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am that you read this. Thank you.