With yesterday being Valentine’s Day, I had a whole lot of clients were just not feeling happy. He didn’t say the right thing. She didn’t write the right thing on the card. He didn’t show up and stay long enough. She didn’t say “thank you” properly. I could go on and on and on. Every single client was wrapped up in some expectation of what they thought Valentine’s Day was supposed to look like. They didn’t actually stop and breathe and feel the energy from the other person and enjoy what was happening. Today’s Daily Quote is from John Barrymore, the American actor. He was born on February 15, 1882. He said the following:
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
Are you not feeling happy because you’re waiting on something to make you happy? Do you say when I have a relationship, when I get that new house, when I pay off my taxes, when I ______ (fill in the blank) then I will be happy? How many times have you said, “I just wanted to be loved!”? For today, let’s drop all that. Let’s drop all the things that keep what we say we want pushed off into the future. Let’s just breathe and work on staying in the present for today. When you find yourself in the past or off in a scared / negative future, look out the window. Something will distract you and bring you back to now. If you have no window, just look around. Something will catch your eye and bring you back to the present. If you are constantly waiting for something to make you happy, you will never find happiness. You will keep it perpetually out in the future. The focusing on it being out there and not in your life now dooms you to always waiting. If you start bringing that future into your present, picture living the life you want to have, picture the relationship you want to be in as already happening, then that is what will happen. You will bring it to your present and what you want will come to you. In the meantime, happiness is something only you can provide for yourself. No one or nothing else can make you happy for sustained periods of time. The way to happiness today is to stay in the present. Stop thinking and feeling anything but what is right now. Try it. Let me know how you make out.