With only 8 days of The Pollyanna Plan left to go – have I really been writing these posts every day for a whole year?? – something rather significant has dawned on me. And that is that I alone am responsible for my own happiness.
I don’t need something spectacular to happen in order for me to feel happy. I don’t need to go anywhere, do anything or meet anybody. In fact, I don’t need to rely on anything or anyone in order to feel glad/happy/joyful.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s wonderful when something happens in life that lifts you up and fills you with joy. But, if you rely on external conditions, circumstances or other people to make you happy, then you may find yourself let down. I know it’s a cliché, but happiness really is an inside job.
Take today for example, my energy is a little low, I haven’t been able to get as much done as I wanted and nothing particularly exciting has happened, but I’ve still got this lovely, warm, happy vibe bubbling away inside me.
I’m not saying I’ve got this all figured out, not by a long way. There are still some days when I have to work really, REALLY hard at this, but I’m learning and improving my happiness skills every day.
And believe me, if I can do this then so can anyone.
Day 357, Reason 357: Today I am so happy and grateful for this year of learning and practising taking responsibility for my own happiness.
Only 8 days left of The Pollyanna Plan!
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