Happiness, Attitude and Simple Pleasures

Happiness, Attitude and Simple Pleasures

happiness, attitude, simple pleasure

Sitting in the sun and sipping tea and working on my attitude in the Himalayas, another simple pleasure

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.  ~Thornton Wilder

It has been a hectic time for me lately and I’ve been really stressed out.  The impact of this has been that I have felt fairly joyless over the last couple of months.  The things that normally made me happy haven’t really been raising a smile.  Even some significant events that have a occurred have left others confused that I’m not more excited.

Whenever I feel like this there are some things I do.  First, I do as instructed by Taoist philosophy and go back to the basics, eating, sleeping, and making sure I’m safe in my world.  I also write, not the blog writing I’m doing right now, but more emotive and evocative writing, primarily poetry.  I try to use that as a mechanism to release what emotions may be brewing under the service to get that energy out of me.

It didn’t seem that my usual plan was working this time and certainly if it was, it was taking its sweet time to elevate my mood in any way.  The surest way I know things are wrong is when I’m not eating or sleeping and I’ve been there for a while.

Sometimes nothing works however but reaching down and grabbing yourself up by your bootstraps and willing yourself forward.  More than likely what I had been doing was helping, albeit slowly and the added boost of self-determination has gotten be back over the top.  How do I know I’ve gotten there, well even though today was a very hectic day.  I found myself excitedly and happily watching sports, cheering on my favorite team.  Then it hit me, wow, I haven’t been this happy, over something this simple in quite some time, it feels good to be back.  I hope you are also having a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Other Happiness Posts You Might Enjoy!

Remember the Sweet Things

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Best Posts

 

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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