Friday, January 10, 2014

FINDING HAPPINESS

"Men are that they might have joy." - The Book of Mormon, Nephi 2:15

I am sure we all have days where nothing seems to be going right or we can't find anything to be happy about.  Days like these are the ones that I force myself to pay attention to the small and seemingly insignificant things that I am grateful for.   
One thing I am grateful for is my bedroom. Sounds silly, I know. But it truly is one of my favorite places in the world and as crazy as it sounds, it makes me happy. I've created a little space that is just mine. 
The happiness I receive from my bedroom is something very simple and could easily be overlooked. There are many blessings in my life that I am sure I pay little attention to and just take for granted. I believe that far too often we think we need an extravagant reason to be happy.  If we took the time to find joy in the simple things in life, overtime we would become much happier people. 
What makes YOU happy? 
Make a list of the simple things in your life that bring you joy. Focus on things that could easily be overlooked. When you are having a difficult day, focus on your list. There are countless things that can and should bring us happiness in every single day. We just need to be willing to find them.