“Happy endings are not reliable. Happy nows are.” ~Barbara Ann Kipfer, Author of 1325 Buddhist Ways to Be Happy
The sun is rising on a new day and every past hurt, misunderstanding, judgement and anything left unfinished is wiped clean from my slate. The only thing allowed is the memory of peace and happiness. However, I only give myself a moment to remember because I want to leave myself open to the possiblities of the new day. The new day that I have been granted and feel privlidged to mold into the very best day of my life. Yes, yesterday was good and tomorrow is well tomorrow, but today is here and beautiful.
The warmth of the sun shining through my window touches my face and I am grateful of the life that I am living. I am a person who has been allowed to share her life with 4 other people that have the most beautiful souls. Each one of them teaching me something new everyday about my life. They help me on my path to becoming the kind of person I want to be.
Am I for real?! Well, yes and no. To be honest with you, I have only just come to this realization in my life. Call it a mid life crisis if you must label it, but I have known for awhile now that some was not quite right in my world. I needed help to sort through it and so I began to see a therapist who specializes in meditation techniques. After a few sessions, I began to understand what I have been doing that has limited the growth of my life. Were these few sessions all I need? Of course not, don’t be silly.
Since I am so new to this true life concept, I have set a few goals for my self. I bought a book, “1325 Buddhist Ways to Be Happy”, that is filled with quotes and affrimations. Each day I will pick one that touches me and wakes me up and then I will put it into practice for that day. I was about to say that it is a lofty goal that I have set for myself, but the beauty of living in mindful happiness is that I only need to accomplish the goal moment to moment. If I don’t?? Well, then I don’t. It doesn’t make any less than who I am.
Okay, enough of the total seriousness. While this subject can be serious that just isn’t me as a person. I intend to use everyday life to put this action into play and as we all know, everyday life is full of humor and silliness. So what are we waiting for…go smell the flowers, listen to birds or enjoy the feel of your sweet heart’s hair. What ever you choose just enjoy the being!!