When you do something that makes you happy your happiness is contagious.
I wondered if I really had time for the hike I wanted to take. I was convincing myself that tasks to be done could only be accomplished if I let go of the hike. I could feel my frustration growing!
I could have chosen to prioritize my personal task list but chose to be attentive to why I needed to hike.
At the head of the trail I wondered if I should have stayed home. Then I began to notice the enjoyment of the other hikers I passed and settled in to listening to my breath and taking in the beauty around me. I smiled at myself for having made this choice so agonizing!
That evening over a meal with friends I was asked why I seemed so happy. As I spoke about the hike others started to talk about a particular happiness in their day. What choices will you make about doing that which spreads happiness?
Be mindful of the choices you make each day
Be aware of who and what makes you happy
Notice how happiness choices enliven you and others.
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©2014 Robert V. Taylor
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