Mar
14
 

Choose happiness

Choose happiness
“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Have you heard, “the joy is in the journey?”

Most of us have heard this saying, but I think few of us really believe it. Few of us are willing to focus on the journey rather than the end result.

Focusing on the end result is important. Knowing where we’re going is important. We have to know where we’re going in order to get there.

But if we’re only focused on our destination or our goal, we risk missing so much. We may miss the experiences right here and now. We may miss the laughter and good times along the way. We may miss what (or who) is right in front of us to learn, to enjoy, to relish, to develop from – if we’re only looking far out ahead of us.

It feels wonderful to achieve our long-term goal, but we risk missing so much if that’s where all our focus is. We need to make sure we’re having growth and fun – we’re choosing happiness – along the way.

What happiness have you experienced along your path?
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