Thoughts for Living a Happy Life

Here are some of my thoughts for living a happy life. Sometimes we face many obstacles that can get in our way to living happy, if we allow them to get in the way. Over the past few months I have been dealing with several of those obstacles.

First, my house has stucco issues due to windows that have been incorrectly installed. Insurance will not cover the expense and it is too long to go after the builder. The estimates run between $25,000 and $32, 000. Quite a shocker to me, and this news had my thoughts on a carnival ride at first. “How can this be?” “Where is this money coming from?” “This is not fair!” and on and on.

There are some other expense I had planned on such as new windows and replacing some of the wood frames on the bay windows. I knew I had to get a grip on my thoughts and somehow get myself to a place of feeling good because I know and say often, “When you feel good, good things happen!”

Second, unexpectedly my air conditioner needed a repair, the good news the part was under warranty, the bad news was that the labor is $1200.00.  Not the end of the world but not exactly part of the budget.

Third, A faucet in one of the bathrooms went bad and needed to be replaced. Not a big deal I thought, right? Ha! I was shocked when I got the estimate at $2,100.00 not including the faucets…now, I know I have to myself to a place of feeling good because look at what I am attracting…more obstacles!

So, I changed my thoughts around. Instead of being upset for all the repairs that are needed I began to shift my thoughts to being grateful that I am a homeowner. Years ago I thought I’d never be able to afford my own home. So, here I am thirty some years later, a homeowner. Once I began to feel grateful my energy shifted and I began figuring out a plan to move ahead.

In another ten or twenty years is $30,000.00 going to make a big difference in my life? But owning my own home certainly has made a huge impact on mine and my two sons lives. So I arrange my mind to focus on the love and shelter this home has provided us and I feel good about having the expense that homeowners have, and these are my thoughts for living a happy life.


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