Happy Motivation Monday!
The moment I saw this quote last week, I loved it.
Lennon’s simple example shows us that nothing in life is important if we don’t have happiness. It’s a simple concept, really, but it’s something most of us are just not taught.
Some of us are rule-followers (yes, I’m raising my hand). Some of us define happiness in traditional, standard ways, and strive to achieve something regardless of whether or not we really want it. Most of us have some ideal version of happiness that we think each person should strive to … like the “white picket fence” that defines traditional American happiness.
But you know what? None of that is important! Having a fantastically-paying job, a fancy car, a personal record in a running race, or an A+ on your test are not important at all unless they make you happy.
Here’s what makes me happy … truly helping someone achieve better health and happiness, and knowing that I made a difference. Creating a nice homemade dinner at home with my husband, with our favorite music playing in the background. Reading a book outside with no phone and no responsibilities. Going for a run and feeling great, as if I could run for hours. Seeing a family member or close friend smile. Being outside in nice, sunny weather.
Now it’s your turn … What makes you truly happy? And what can you do today to achieve that happiness?