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Waking up to the sound of seagulls enjoying breakfast on the beach… Finding a shiny penny on the ground…  Your home filling with the rich aroma of a holiday turkey in the oven while the family cheers for their favorite football team…  Friends held so close to your heart they are family…  Peace filling the soul of a homeless man as you hand him a warm blanket and hot cup of Joe on a cold winter day…   This moment right now…  Happy & Grateful… Thank You.

Happy:  Experiencing pleasure or joy.     Gratitude: A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.

 

There are two ways to look at everything.  Positive and negative.  For example, most jump for joy witnessing a baby’s first steps while others say “But he fell down”.   One in a million says, “I won the lottery”, while many reply “Oh the taxes!”   Thomas Edison shined telling the world, “I invented the light bulb!”  Society said,  “You failed!  Took you a 100 times!”  Smiling Edison replied, “No failure in finding 99 ways how not to make a light bulb.”   Attitude is everything.

 

Mother Nature has blessed us with the gift of being human.  We experience a rainbow of emotions from tears to joy.   Cognitive creatures with opposing thumbs allow us to make intelligent decisions peacefully.   Bestselling books and Oprah say “think happy thoughts and your life will be perfect”Yeah but, they are famous and don’t understand what I’ve been through.  I’m human and live in the real world.  Ahh… The human factor.

 

Regardless of who, what or where you are in life… economic status, geographic location, family history, or structures of constraints in society…  You have one choice with two optionsInner Peace or Bitter Regrets.  What is your next breath of air going to be?  How about your last breath?  Personally, I choose Inner Peace.  I’m usually positive but I am bitter that bad things always happen just when it’s getting good.  I’m so sure of it, I look for it.

 

A Mayo Clinic study reports a direct correlation between a positive attitude and a healthy mind, body, spirit connection.  Benefits include longer life span, strengthened immune system, less disease, and an overall improvement in the quality of life. A grateful and positive attitude allows one to enjoy a happy pretty life.  Inner peace just may be the way to goyeah but, how do I do it?

 

One thing I know for sure…  No matter how undesirable the moment is right now… there is always a positive even when you want to bury your head in the sand and wait for high tide.  Stand up, be grateful, and allow the light to guide you to happiness.

 

Undesirable Situation:  I just lost my job! Totally sucks!   Close a door and many more will open.  I didn’t close a door, it was slammed shut!   Many doors of opportunity are waiting for you. What door do I open?  I have to make money!  I have to live!

Desirable Situation:  What were your passions in life when you were younger?  That one thing that made you jump up and say YES as it filled you with life and made your spirit soar.   Be happy for the opportunity of a fresh start.  Be grateful for everything and I guarantee you will discover a life filled with happiness and inner peace.

 Undesirable Situation: Oh man!  There’s a traffic jam!  I’m going to be late!  Perhaps you need to slow down for just a moment.  Slow down for what? No time for this!

Desirable Situation:  Time for everything…  Enjoy the moment. Waves of peace flow through you filling your day with joy.   Breathe in deeply, look around, exhale, and smile. A sign advertising something you have been wanting at an amazing price.  A rainbow of fall harvest colors dancing across a tiny roadside park you never knew existed.   That great new restaurant you heard about but couldn’t find.  Looking ahead you see that all is well and your path is clear.

 

Thanksgiving is more than just a turkey dinner in late November.  It is a way of life.  Being thankful for every moment is the only option.  Inner Peace.    Like learning to ride a bicycle, it’s scary and takes effort in the beginning.  The moment you find your balance personal freedom is yours.  Your body feels powerful, happy thoughts flood your mind, and your spirit chases the passions that fuel your soul.  Peddling furiously with one skinned knee, head held high as you giggle uncontrollably, you let go and wave your hands in the air you go forward with joy-n-ease over smooth trails and bumpy roads.  Happy and grateful…  Thank you.

 

 

Annie Willow is happy and grateful for every moment of her life, proud to be an Islander By Choice and thankful she followed her passions in life while believing in her dreams and created Happy Pretty You! Reiki Salon & Spa where happy thoughts are always free.   Voted Best Hair Salon & Holistic Business by The Islander Magazine.    A holistic environment to set your inner beauty free, naturally.  Hair, Skin, Holistic & Happy Thoughts Coaching services available by appointment only.       HappyPrettyYou.com       409-765-5502 

 

 

“There is nothing neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so”

William Shakespeare

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Annie Willow
Annie Willow
Annie Willow lives in the moment as an Islander By Choice, is passionate about spreading happy thoughts, and the grateful owner of Happy Pretty You! Reiki Salon & Spa – Voted as Best Hair Salon & Holistic Business by The Islander Magazine. HappyPrettyYou.com – 409-765-5502

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