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I’ve often pondered what makes people happy; what makes me happy. Over the years I’ve developed several theories on the subject, both about the various ways people in general become happy, and specifically what makes and keeps me me happy.
As for me, my lists have included things such as the love of family and friends, doing what I love to do, and experiencing kindness, whether it’s by me, to me, or around me.
But there are many people who have all things that they thought would make them happy, but they are often still miserable.
Sometimes, despite all my blessings, I’ve caught myself being unhappy.
Thankfully, however, I’m far happier than I’ve ever been in my life, and my joy increases almost daily.
But what is the root cause of that?
As I sit at my desk doing what I love while enjoying the sounds and sights of nature through my open office windows on a gorgeous morning with a cool breeze perfectly offsetting the warm sunny day, the answer hits me like the sound wave from the ring of a perfect bell on a quiet night, resonating throughout my being:
For me, lasting happiness springs naturally from knowing and being grateful that every day of my life is filled with blessings.
May all your days be filled with blessings.