Happiness: What You Seek You Shall Find

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Lisa Alioto

04 May 2021 24 comments

How wonderful life would be if we found even more happiness within it!  While I fully believe that every emotion serves a purpose, I do also believe that there are things that we can do to achieve more happiness in our life.

Preparing Yourself For Happiness

It may seem silly to say, but it’s actually important to prepare yourself for happiness.  To be ready and willing to accept it when it comes your way and also so you can also seek it out.

Some of us are a bit uncomfortable with happiness.  Feeling that we don’t deserve it, didn’t earn it, have too much of it or that it’s a sign that there is something bad looming.

In reality though, there is an abundance of it and it’s ours for the taking!  When you think about how hard we each work daily on ourselves, our education, careers, and our life, let’s face it – we deserve it!

So please don’t try to shy away from it – you do more and are more to this world than you may realize! The impact each one of us has on the lives of others is pretty amazing.  And for that, and so much more, we deserve any and all happiness that comes our way.

Happiness Found

One type of happiness is that which finds it way to us.  Smiles that come our way, an accolade from a professor, appreciation from a supervisor…. These are all things that most likely came to use because we earned it in some way.  Or perhaps someone was just extending kindness our way for one reason or another.

Seeking Happiness

This one is a bit trickier.  It’s possible to go beyond the happiness that comes our way and seek out “extra” happiness.  As the saying goes, what you seek, you shall find.”  If we keep ourselves ready and our eyes open for opportunities for happiness, it’s been scientifically proven that we are more likely to find things that make us happy and bring us joy.

I think we’ve all conversely experienced the situation where we are in a bad mood.  On these days it seems like everything around us is going downhill.  In most cases our world isn’t falling apart but rather it’s a product of our mindset. Conversely, if we keep our mindset in a happy place, we are more likely to seek out and identify things that make or keep us happy.

How Have You Sought Out and Found Happiness?

I’d love to hear your stories of how you found happiness simply as a product of having a positive mindset.   How do you find happiness on a sad day?  Do you have “tricks of the trade?”

 

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24 thoughts on “Happiness: What You Seek You Shall Find

  1. Thanks for these thoughts on the abundant opportunities to find happiness

    1. Lisa Alioto

      You are very welcome Helen – I hope they were thought-provoking!

  2. Beautifully written

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thank you Trishani!

  3. I’ve always expected to die alone and unhappy. Seeking happiness isn’t important because it’s fleeting and I don’t remember it, plus there’s the crash that comes after it. Better to stay permanently melancholy

    1. Lisa Alioto

      That definitely is a choice to make – sometimes the highs make the lows seem lower. I choose happiness accepting that the lows may seem lower because the highs are so great! It also makes the lows more manageable – knowing that that more happiness is on its way

  4. Such a lovely post, thank you for sharing happiness 🙂

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thank you Margarida!! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  5. This is a very thought-provoking and interesting post! Thank you for spreading the happiness and the positive reminder! Hope you have a lovely week! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thank you Bexa – I’m glad you enjoyed the post! I hope you have a wonderful week as well!

  6. Wow this triggered some deep thinking!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Great to hear it Amber – I’m glad you found the article insightful!

  7. Hnmmmm, this is such a thoughtful post that requires deep thinking. Thanks for sharing

    1. Lisa Alioto

      You are very welcome Rayo – I’m glad you found it insightful!

  8. Manju SM says:

    This is exactly what my mindfulness trainer told me today. What you seek your shall find. I chose happiness too!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Congratulations Manju! May you find and seek out much happiness!

  9. I totally agree! If you spend your days trying to be happy, then at least some of the time, you will be successful. It might not always work, but it works some of the time. Great post!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thank you Jen! I completely agree. It won’t always work, but if you won’t try, it most likely won’t work!

  10. This is really thought-provoking. I truly believe that you get back what you put out. So, if you think positively and happily (although should still acknowledge any bad) then that should be returned to you. Maybe that is idealistic way of thinking?

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I agree that it’s idealistic but there’s some truth in thinking that way – studies have shown that happiness does come in more abundance to those that think positively. 🙂

  11. This post is in itself a great way of spreading happiness – you’ve just reminded me that when I’m not in lockdown I always smile at everyone, including strangers, and most tend to smile back! 🙂

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thank you Lisa! You are so right about finding happiness being key when in lockdown. It’s especially important to remind ourselves what we have, rather than the “in your face” things we don’t have right now, in the temporary.

  12. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on positivity and how to find happiness. I do find that I struggle to muster it up some days but there are definitely ways to find it if you look and try hard enough! ????

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Absolutely Maddie! Thank you for sharing your comments as well!

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