One of our greatest challenges in life is finding inner happiness. It isn’t that we don’t know how to find it…we simply don’t make time for inner happiness, contentment and joy.
We know what to do… we simply don’t do it. Too many times we let ourselves get lost in activities that put everyone’s needs in front our own. Slowly the joy of life begins draining away. We know what would make us happy but then we feel guilt over putting our own needs first.
Haven’t we all been stuck in this mud mire of hopelessness at one time or another? But been ashamed to seem selfish with our time-making time to be happy?
Robert Puff, Ph.D throws an interesting perception on the situation. By giving ourselves permission to fill our own cups, we can then give to others around us.
Think about Psalm 13 … ” My cup runneth over. ” Not only do we have enough for ourselves but plenty left over to share with others.
That’s the key. We can’t give from our own emptiness. .. that’s a sure path to burn-out. Giving time to ourselves enables us to give to others.
So until tomorrow…Let’s make time for happiness. It does take time, it does take effort, but the rewards are truly countless.
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Let me share some of my garden happiness with you-my blooms runneth over!