What do you do to ‘pump up your happy meter’? Do you even think about how happy you are? This is one area in life I am an expert; Happiness. Due to ten years of living in what I consider to be hell, my focus on the positive not only got me through the horror, but delivered me “heaven.” Heaven, I discovered, is a state of mind. More so, a state of being, but it takes a concentrated effort, and a true commitment, to put happiness first.
Let’s use our imagination for a moment. Imagine you are a balloon. To prepare a balloon to expand we first stretch it. So, allow your mind to accept a new idea. Now, imagine the helium as positive thoughts. At first, the balloon is resistant, as are you. But once enough helium (positive thoughts and feelings) is inserted, the balloon expands and begins to rise. Once past the halfway mark the balloon takes flight, and you (the balloon) float above all the negativity. Continue reading