Happiness is a choice not a result!

What you need to realize is that happiness is a choice not a result! This is so important that it is worth repeating: Happiness is a choice! You can be happy for no other reason than because you choose to be happy, regardless of the circumstances. Here is a story that illustrates this really well: A 92-year-old man had to move into a nursing home. His wife of 70 years had recently passed away which made his move necessary. After several hours of waiting in the lobby of the nursing home, he was told that his new room was ready. The person guiding him to his new room started to describe the room. “I love it!” He stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old with a new puppy. The person who was leading him to his room said, “we haven’t got there yet just wait.” “That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” the old man replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not does not depend on how the furniture is arranged. It’s how I arrange my mind. I have already decided to love it!” “It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.” “Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I have stored away.” ~source unknown

– The Law of Attraction Made Simple – Magnetize Your Heartfelt Desires by Jonathan Manse

Book Recommendation – The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at health and care for the dying, and the w
This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring intro-duction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.Buddhist meditation master and international teacher Sogyal Rinpoche brings together the ancient wisdom of Tibet with modern research on death and dying and the nature of the universe. With unprecedented scope, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the classic sacred text The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche presents simple yet powerful practices from the heart of the Tibetan tradition that anyone, whatever their religion or background, can do to transform their lives, prepare for death, and help the dying.