Have you caught that elusive thing called happiness?

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 Have you ever caught that elusive thing called happiness that smartly lures you with promises to reach this blissful state if  you could: -  get these new shoes, purse, clothes, bag, jewellery.... -  earn a bit more money -  get rid of that person who bothers you at work all the time -  just get that book written, that project completed - you could take a break from life and go on a fabulous  holiday - get rid of that beat up guy or woman in your life - get the kids to do the dishes and sort out their laundry - complete this degree, course, certification you have put off for so long - forget this terrible childhood you had - have a fixed retirement income and security - win the lottery ticket - find your happily after romance - simply get some more sleep each night - get rid of those extra pounds - never see ""those people who cause you anguish and stress all the time......

Someone recently told me, ""the same thing that made me so happy, also brought me great grief.""

I don't know about you but¬†lately I have questioned that elusive word called¬†happiness and I have stopped holding¬† my breath for¬†that 'thing' to happen in the future to make me happy. All these things are external from our inner spirit. What if we simply¬†decide¬†to be happy¬†and embrace all the other emotions we feel? ¬†Do we need to stop looking¬†for that magical, mythical 'forever after'¬†state of happiness? Let us be compassionate with¬†ourselves and embrace all life experiences as gifts¬†towards¬†our learning. Be with yourself¬† NOW. Dream but don't let your dreams deny your happiness NOW. Take a deep breath...................... and let that feeling of peace and content..... for simply the breath of life..... fill each cell of your body. Love, Magdalene  "

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