May 2018: Happiness

Hi everyone, happy May!

Ever notice how some people seem to be happier than others.
It’s the old question of if you are a glass 1/2 full or a glass 1/2 empty kind of person.
There also seems to be a direct link between happiness and contentment with what you have and who you are.
Appreciation of where you are in life, gratefulness, whether from personality, or luck orfaith.

In our culture, much of our self worth can be tied up in what we own, what we make,where we live, what we drive.   STUFF and THINGS.
Stuff and things, do they really make you happy?

Yea I know if you don’t have enough money to feed your kids you are not going to behappy. But after basic needs are met, how much more stuff is needed to be happy.Probably less than we have accumulated.

We often value status. That’s ok, as long as we don’t let it make us feel inadequate if wedon’t have as much status as the next guy.

Talent. Ever wish you could play the piano or sing or paint as well as someone youknow.
See where I’m headed with this. Be happy with what you have, who you are, and you are happy.Seems silly but it’s true.  It’s like saying you are happy if you are happy. But you are.
So, are you a glass half full or a glass half empty person, and do you get to choose?I think you do get to choose……. every morning you choose.Be sad if you want to, be content if you want to, you choose.
Me, well I personally have never seen a 1/2 empty glass. I know a lot of people see them, I just never have.  Half empty glass, it may just be an urban legend.
See you in the garden.