“People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.”
— Richard Carlson
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
— Willie Nelson
“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.”
— Viki King
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
I want more. It’s really a natural thing. It has been said in training I’ve received in the past that in order to move forward, or get more, you have to become dissatisfied with what you have and where you’re currently at and that this provides the motivation to move toward that something that you want that you don’t now have.
That philosophy is like having a child and then deciding to be unhappy with them because they aren’t yet what you want them to be. This then should give you the motivation to get that done, right? Yeah, sure. Unhappy parent and an unhappy kid. Terrible philosophy.
I’ve unlearned that stuff. Where it is at, is being grateful for what you have while desiring something more. There’s no more motivation in being unhappy than being happy. Motivation is just a decision of what you want and a desire to have it.
So, now back to the parent and child. You’re happy and you’re thrilled that your child is where they are and you also know they are going to grow and change and become more and want more and you are full of encouragement to enjoy the process and you’re so complimentary as it unfolds. Happy parent, happy child, lovely life.
This I know for sure and from long experience: being happy is so much better. Encouragement is a grand gift. Don’t you agree? So there’s no point in being upset about anything that is happening right now, is there? Happy parent, equals happy child.
Be thankful for what you have, who you are and where you are. It’s the best way to enjoy life and your pursuit of more happiness.
I Am Thankful For All That I Have This Moment. It Serves Me As I See More Than I Want.
Spread Some Joy Today–Share the joy of being happy with what you have with someone who needs a friend. You’ll make two.