A person who is aware of the secret to being able to live a fulfilled life will find true happiness.
Some people would say having a great deal of money and owning fancy cars is the secret to a fulfilled life. Others will say that it is the people in your life that allow you the honor of being able to live a fulfilled life.
I challenge you to look further.
Look deep inside of yourself. Meditate on the secret of how to live a fulfilled life. Consider this concept deeply and you will find that the answer is simple.
Think about the principles of thankfulness. Be gracious in thought and action. Reflect on what a wonderful life you have.
Do not compare yourself to the neighbor, or anyone else. You do not know what is going on in their household. However, you do have an awareness around what is happening in yours.
Stay in the moment and be grateful for the roof over your head, those you love, and those who love you. Then take note of the warmth of your home and your heart.
Finally, express thankfulness.
Invite people to know what you are thinking and feeling.
If someone makes you feel thankful that they are in your life then tell them. Share what you are appreciative of.
Practice thinking about what you are grateful for. Write a daily reflection on something or someone, you are thankful for.
I am thankful for the support of my family and for the people that wish to read what I write. The knowledge that I am loved fills my heart and makes me thankful.
Think of this as “Count Your Blessings.”
Expressing thankfulness and counting your blessings is about awareness. Be aware of how blessed you are and let those people who bless you know that you realize it.
Find joy everywhere.
Joy can be found in the most simple of activities.
Do not make everything so complicated. You can find joy on a ski slope thick with new powder, on the beach as you enjoy the crashing waves or at your dinner table. It can also be in building a new train set or working on the Sunday crossword.
Find joy in everyday activities. We just need to take a moment, and a breath, and allow ourselves to enjoy.
First, step away from the harried days. Do not try to get too much squeezed into each day. Then remember that a happy life is really about joyous time with our loved ones. Finally, know that the best memories often come from the most simple of moments.
We have made errors. This makes us human.
Ask for forgiveness for whatever error you have made. Accept the offering of forgiveness when it is genuine.
Remember this principle for when you have done something that you are mad at yourself for.
Think about how you would react if someone else had done that thing you did. Would you stay mad at them? Would you find forgiveness in your heart?
Work to restore a bond of love with forgiveness.
Offer forgiveness through acceptance of the person who has made the mistake. Forgiveness does not have to mean accepting the offensive action.
Allow yourself to be open to love, grace, and compassion.
The secret to living a fulfilled life is really not complicated at all.
Serve yourself well with a positive attitude. Look at your basket as half full and do not think of it as half empty.
It is all in the attitude and we all know that attitude changes everything.