Worst day ever
Today was absolute worst day ever
And don’t try to convince me that
There’s something good in every day
Because when you take a closer look
This world is a pretty evil place.
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.
And it’s not true that
It’s all in the mind and heart
True happiness can be obtained
Only if one’s surroundings are good
It’s not true that good exists
I’m sure you can agree that
It’s all beyond my control
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that
Today was a good day
*Now read from bottom to the top
It’s always amazing to see the wonderful magic words can create.
The complete meaning of the poem changes when you read from bottom to top.
That’s just all about life.
It’s not about where you look, it’s about what you choose to see.
Even if in your whole day you did nothing good but came home and met your mom and ate the food she prepared, guess what?
If you really go on looking for good things in life, you will find millions of things! We really don’t pay that much attention to good things.
Berné Brown is a psychologist. She did 12 years of research in psychology. She interviewed people who have been through horrific things, loss of children, violence, trauma. And she asked them what was the hardest loss?
And they never talked about the extraordinary things, they said I miss the ordinary moments. Like “I miss hearing the door slam and know my husband’s home from work, I miss my kids fighting in the backyard, I miss the way my wife set the table”
These are the moments which are right in front of our eyes everyday.
Why not stop and say – “Thank God, I’m grateful for this”
It’s the heartfelt gratitude that brings joy and it’s that joy that brings happiness.
You cannot win competitions everyday to be happy, you cannot throw parties everyday to be happy, you cannot wait for this amazing new thing to happen in order to be happy.
You have happiness and joy right in front of you, just open your eyes and see!
Simple recipe for happiness –
Step 1 – List down the things that being you joy. It can be little things. Like – playing guitar, dancing to Taylor Swift’s songs, baking a cake, drawing something, listening music, cuddling in a warm blanket and reading your favourite book….
Do as many things today as you can from that list.
Step 2 – Do something good for others. Like – bring flowers for your mom, help your dad with work, give chocolates to your younger brother or sister, make plans to spend time with your friends…
These small things bring immense joy and happiness
Happiness is little things
Happiness is little things,
A book, a cup of tea,
A card or letter in the mail,
Especially for me.
To see a rosebush in full bloom,
Be warmed by glowing sun;
To snuggle in a cozy bed
When the day is done.
A good night’s rest, a brand new day,
The warmth of friendly hand;
A note, a smile, a touch, a hug,
Someone to understand.
Days of hope and hours of love,
Savoring each minute;
Happiness is in your heart
If thankfulness is in it.
– Viola Jacobson Berg
I saw a video yesterday in which, Taylor Swift was saying this in her concert –
You need to look into the mirror in the morning and not tell yourself that you’re not good enough.
Here are the things you are actually not –
• You are not the opinion of somebody who doesn’t know you
• You are not damaged goods just because you’ve made mistakes in your life.
• You are not going nowhere just because you haven’t gotten where you want to go, yet.
Now I want to tell you things you really are –
• You are your own definition of beautiful and worthwhile.
• You are someone who’s wiser because you’ve made mistakes. Not damaged, wiser
• You are somebody who is going through stressful times and still has the ability to go on with things.
It’s not about perfection.
Sometimes it’s just about going on with things. Sometimes you get just get credit for getting up and going on with things.
– Taylor Swift
Wishing you all a cheerful International Happiness Day!!
Hope you guys have a beautiful and blessed day ahead! 💖🌈💖
And don’t forget to smile! 😊