I bought this book a month ago. I am almost through it and I love it!
The mind is a powerful thing. Prayer is a power thing.
I truly believe that there’s so much negativity in the world, we’d be better off if we’d all embrace a positive outlook.
I have been doing some serious soul-searching. I shared some of that here.
To be our best, I believe that everyone needs to find their baseline happy. That’s so other people in their life only add to the happy.
Zach likes to refer to it as the (er) in happy. He’s happy. His kids make him happy(er). He’s happy. His family makes him happy(er). Horses make him happy(er). I make him happy(er). The list goes on.
If there’s no baseline happy, it’s hard to have any sort of passion. In order for a relationship to work, be it with our horse, with our dog, or with another human (adult or child), you’ve got to be whole to be part of that “pair”. If a person isn’t whole(ly happy on their own), nature dictates that the vacuum created must try to draw from other sources.
We’ve all heard it.
We’ve all probably done it.
If only I get [insert something you want], I will be happy.
If I could do [insert something you want], I will be happy.
Instead what we should say is, “I am happy in my circumstance and I will do what I can to affect the change(s) I want to have happen, but I will smile while I try and be happy in the fact that I can try”.
We need to find the blessings in our everyday life – our health, or family, or friends, or dreams we have. If we were forced to make a list of good-in-our-life vs. bad-in-our-life, I think we’d find the good outweighs the bad (and the book will ask you to do just that!).
Have you read this book? Did you find it helpful?