Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration


Four Simple Actions that Bring Happiness

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

Autumn is here.

The cooler temperatures and turning leaves is a reminder that change is in the air. As each autumn day passes, the sun sets a little sooner. Before slipping into the western sky, the sun reveals the beautiful world that has been created for you.

Like the autumnal equinox, our time here gets a little shorter each day, too. But rather than reacting in fear we are given the opportunity to see the wonderful things we have been given and then be perfectly happy in knowing that it doesn’t matter how short the days are becoming; what matters is how we are living in those days.

If you want to replace fear with courage or replace anxiety with happiness, make a commitment to do these four simple actions every day. When you do, your beautiful world will shine brighter – no matter what season it is.

Live
Live today. Today is about savoring every moment; it’s about appreciating exactly what you have. Today is about owning your life and being excited about what will happen next. Don’t wait until tomorrow to begin living.

Live right now.

Love
Love today. Tell or show the people who you truly love and cherish how much you love them. Do so with heartfelt sincerity. Love them as if this were their last day on earth. Don’t wait until tomorrow to begin loving.

Love right now.

Laugh
Laugh today. Our lives can be stressful and complicated at times, but that doesn’t mean laughter can’t fill the gaps in between. Perhaps if we can think of more reasons to laugh, the gaps might become further apart. Don’t wait until tomorrow to begin laughing.

Laugh right now.

Bloom
Bloom today. Open your mind to the possibilities that are waiting. Open your heart to whatever it desires. Open your soul to its purpose. Open up and bloom gloriously today. Don’t wait until tomorrow to begin blooming.

Bloom right now.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
Web | Inspiring Things | Free eBook: How to Love Consciously



Previous Posts

The 10 Most Inspirational Facebook Pages
“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” - Daisaku Ikeda Sometimes Facebook can be a time waster or just plain annoying. But if you’re thinking that you want better content on your Facebook feed that will actually motivate, inspire and educate

posted 10:29:52pm Jan. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Celebrating Life’s Greatest Gifts
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance." - Brian Tracy If you have ever lost a loved one or talked to someone who has, one of the most common sentiments is something like…I wish I would have spent more time with her. Little things like

posted 1:04:13am Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #67
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 7:53:10pm Jan. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Faith: Live It. Give It!
"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark." - Rabindranath Tagore It can be easy to lose your way sometimes. Disappointment. Feeling like you’ve failed. Not measuring up in your mind. These things can deliver a punch so powerful it can feel like you can’t breathe.

posted 10:26:53pm Jan. 21, 2015 | read full post »

How to Keep Your Love Alive in a Crazy and Sometimes Cruel World
"Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river." - Malagasy Proverb You have probably heard the statistics about marriage—more than half will end in divorce. You don't marry the person you fell in love with intending to divorce down the road. You fell in love for

posted 10:26:41pm Jan. 19, 2015 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.