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The Duty of Being Happy

Duty of being happy
With so much to ‘do’ in a limited number of hours each day, we often neglect the most important duty of all – the duty of being happy. Poet and writer, Robert Louis Stevenson was right when he acknowledged that our happiness ‘sow[s] anonymous benefits upon the world.’

When we take responsibility for our own happiness, each person we come into contact with profits. At times, it may seem as if our happiness depends on outside circumstances – but if we remember that happiness is a choice, we can remain steadfast even in the face of adversity. Our happiness is not determined by our gains and our losses, but by the way we choose to respond to life.

Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

– Daphne Du Maurier

Today, take a moment to check in with yourself. How are you feeling? If you notice you are not happy, you can begin to raise your vibration with gratitude. Happiness is a by-product of being grateful. When you take a moment to count your blessings, however small that may seem, you’ll discover that happiness is already available to you, here. Right now. In this moment.

In love & light,

Hayley xx

2 thoughts on “The Duty of Being Happy

  1. You’re so right Hayley, gratitude is the key to being happy. I always finish every day writing in my Gratitude Journal and it never fails to remind me that there’s always something to be thankful for. Big hugs πŸ’•πŸ’–

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    • Me too Miriam, and if I forget (because I’m tired), I get to it first thing when I wake πŸ¦‹ …gratitude really is the cornerstone to fulfilment and joy πŸ’— wishing you joy and fulfilment as we move into the weekend my dear friend πŸŒ·πŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ» xx

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