Magnetic Happiness | The Happiness Project
Think HAPPY thoughts. That’s really all there is to it.
Time and time again, against all odds and seemingly incomprehensible, relentless challenges, I remain blissfully ignorant to the negativity and destruction trying to breach my psyche and pull me down. I refuse to engage in drama (actually, am allergic to it), instead, I elect to see the best in everyone – find the good in every situation – identify the silver lining. This is how I remain diligent to answering my call to GREATNESS! By remaining faithful to being HAPPY, always.
Telling my story, and helping other people tell theirs’, is an extremely impactful and very powerful experience for me. Through storytelling, and empowering others to tell their stories as well, my greatness is sired – HAPPINESS fulfills me, and frees my imagination.
Blogging provides an outlet to think out loud – hearing/reading the impact it has on other people really fuels me, encourages me, and lifts up my spirits when I’m feeling stuck. Or frustrated. Or scared. Or any other number of treacherous thoughts – that, if I give into them for even a moment, can send me down a path of destruction.
So instead of giving in, I let go – I choose let it all out. I am whole, and I am free, and I am HAPPY!!
I am whole, because I am HAPPY. I am HAPPY, because I am free. I am free, because I am whole, because I am HAPPY. I can be what I will to be, and I will to be HAPPY. I am HAPPY.
Thinking outside the confines of structure…allowing the words to flow, seeing where they organically end up has magic to it. Learning the process of expressing myself. Enjoying the discovery. Giving myself permission to be vulnerable. You’ve Gotta feel it. If you feel it, your subconscious will work it out, effortlessly, and EVERY time!
Dictated or typed, sentences and an endless mash-ups of notes jotted on paper (or my hand), then edit, edit, edit…massaging my thoughts into a story. Developing a relentless, underlying tone – a pattern, a habit – of persistence and grace, sarcasm and hard truths, but most of all, empathy, compassion and understanding.
At the end of the day, my precious cargo – my sacred thoughts, my intimate self – is set free to dance in curious wonder, despite, or perhaps in spite of all the trials and tribulations. I refuse to give any power to fear, jealousy, anger, resentment, hatred…instead I CHOOSE to focus on the sunshine and rainbows. Believe me, sometimes they are super hard to find, but the reward has been life-changing.
Magnetic Happiness. Contagious Enthusiasm…a blissful existence, where the sun always shines, because my HAPPY powers its’ generator, and anything less simply won’t do.
Think. Feel. Do. Be. Become. Evolve.
In my experience, it all begins and ends with Gratitude.
When I didn’t have anything to give, I surrendered everything I had. When I had no reason to be happy, I chose to share the love. When circumstance had won that round and I retreated to the corner to lick my wounds, I was grate-ful for having a corner to retreat to.
Gratitude is a choice. Finding pleasure in the simple things – take time to smell the roses kind of stuff – is an easy way to embrace gratitude. When you embrace the GIVE MORE GET MORE mentality, Happy can become your default setting. Trust me, it’s blissful!
Take time to notice the sunrise. Watch as the clouds shift above you. Notice when someone smiles at you – and smile back! Greet the clerk by name, and watch their eyes light up.
When was the last time you were grateful for your ability to see? For having fingers and toes, and opposable thumbs for that matter?
I carry my Gratitude Stack around with me, connected with a jump ring…rests under my pillow at night, on my desk while I work, in the console of my car while I drive. I’ve read these cards so many times that their very presence calms me!
Want more HAPPY? Try This:
- 20 things you loved as a kid
- 20 things you love about yourself
- 20 things you love about the people around you (especially if relationships are challenging)
- 20 things you want to do before the end of your tomorrows’
- 20 things you might like to learn how to do, or want to teach to your loved ones
True story…when you Google ‘HAPPY Images’ an overwhelming majority is versions of Bob Marley’s song lyrics…every little thing, is gonna be alright.
I want to be known as an Ambassador of Happiness as well. I will persist until I succeed. I will whisper my legacy until the entire world can hear it, and I will know it has been heard when the wonder of it all echoes through the actions of others – seen as their increased confidence, fortified in their self belief, and our individual successes will be the collective voice that shouts these wins from the roof tops!
IT’S ALL, ALL GOOD
Relax already. Stop chasing the next best outfit, or hair style, or boat, house or even the perfect Christmas gift. Society as a whole could greatly benefit from becoming less concerned about having the best ‘stuff’, and more concerned about ‘being’ the best self. My shift in focus to chasing the next best positive thoughts in order to attract an elevated Top 5 group, in order to live a life only imagined, in order to learn new things and make new mistakes, has been all, all good!
I greet this day with love in my heart.
Today and every day I am growing stronger and more magnetic. With love in my heart I can conquer my fear. With love in my heart I am proud of myself. I love myself and I know me as my own person. Before I meet anyone, with powerful, subconscious announcement ‘I LOVE YOU’ which is personified with a sincere SMILE as my eyes meet theirs.
I am not defined by just ‘one thing’, rather I am everything, all at once.
Completely in tune with the Universe. I exist with grace and ease because I CHOOSE embrace everything with love in my heart. I am perfect, whole, harmonious, loving and complete. And above all else, I am HAPPY!
IMAGINATION is the Master Key
I see things that other people don’t see. Creative thought fuels my Happiness.
The other day my daughter and I were in the Tim Horton’s parking lot and she was commenting how, while inside, she had seen one of the boys who she went to elementary school with. She had a few snappy remarks about how he had tormented her, followed her around a little too close, ran her foot over with the door in grade 3…and she was working herself into a flap about having come within 10-feet of this boy who she associated all this angst with…
Then, as if on cue, an young, tall, skinny employee came out to empty the garbages that sat only a few car-lengths away…now, to paint this picture for you – it’s cold where we live, so he had a winter jacket on, and, because safety-first, he was also wearing a reflective vest, and had a garbage bag tucked into each pocket, on top of that, he seemed pretty happy…which was commendable since he was on garbage duty in sub-zero weather, in the dark [which doesn’t necessarily mean it was late, because up here we basically neighbour the Arctic so WinterTime is pretty much pitch black by dinner]…
…so picture this: I piped up to distract her from her rant by saying…
“Sessa, check it! He’s a Garbage Bag Man – can’t you just see him skipping down the sidewalk, flailing his arms like those inflatable Gumbi-looking blow-ups that car dealerships hoist onto their roofs during a big sale…” And all of a sudden, she let go of her negative feelings, her face un-crumpled, her eyes began to shine as she broke into her adorable giggle. Mission accomplished! How can I be mad or sad or grouchy when stuff like that rolls through my mind all day long?!? Perfectly Impossible. Exactly the way I like it.
HAPPY is my default setting. ‘Think HAPPY thoughts’ has been repeatedly drilled into my kids since they were born – it’s my motus-operandi.
Hard wiring happiness begins in the mind.
Which is great, because the Mind is ruled by these 7 Laws. Master these Laws and you will become the HAPPY Master of your own Universe.
…(total flashback to my childhood here – Saturday morning cartoons…remember the Master’s of the Universe…)… anyways, I digress…the 7 Laws of the Mind are:
Law of Practice
The 5P’s: Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance. With practice of the correct things, we improve on all 6 of the other Laws of the Mind.
perfect PERMANENT. If you’re practicing the wrong things, you’re perfecting the wrong habits/behaviours/outcomes. Do you really want to make those permanent?? Likely not. Practice what you want, not what you don’t want.
Law of Forgiveness
There can be no connection to the Divine mind where anger or resentment against a brother or sister, justified or not, exists. To access the Diving and connect the subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Creator we must forgive everyone and anyone to clear the channel.
Law of Substitution
We cannot think about two things at the same time. One thought will always dominate. With a heart filled with gratitude, the mind cannot possibly be in fear, lack, or judgement.
Compliment someone on their hair, or their clothes, or car…or eyes, or whatever. Don’t wish you had that ‘thing’ and begrudge them for possessing it. Be happy for them that they have it! Share the love people. When you do, more love will come your way.
Law of Dual Thought
Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling we want to a thought. Happiness, therefore, is a choice.
When Sara and I got run over by that pick-up truck, I didn’t wallow in self pity for being in a wheelchair or for seeing her tied to a hospital bed for 6-weeks, instead, I was great-ful I still had a daughter to love, and watch grow. I was great-ful for the doctors who were helping her heal, rather than focusing on surgery after surgery because she had no structural integrity in her pelvis. Circumstantial trauma will not traumatize my life…I simply won’t allow it.
Law of Relaxation
Mental effort defeats itself – exactly the opposite of physical effort! A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to progress mentally. Relaxation ion thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence!
SIT30 has become a daily reminder to take time for myself and focus inside. Until I did this I didn’t fully grasp that I had been searching for my answers from the outside…expecting the world to fulfill me. When I shifted my focus inward, my HAPPINESS exploded, I embraced the magnetic wonder of my childhood self, and the world laid all opportunity at my doorstep.
At the end of the day, when all is said and done and I look the gal in the glass in the eye – she is, indeed, my HAPPY friend!!
Have a HAPPY day!
Thank you for reading! I’m so great-ful [because I am great and my heart if full of gratitude] you’ve joined me on this journey. Please leave your comments and observations below…they fuel my fire and I’m so appreciative for your time and interaction.