We don’t always see that happiness can only be experienced right here and now.
Last Wednesday we were up at 3:30 a.m. to get on the bus to find a place to live in the magical city of Saranda that is home to 30,000 people. If you’ve ever been on Maui and taken the Hana Highway, then you have experienced Albanian roads. The trip was only about 110 miles but it took six hour to trek through the mountains. It’s been a week of ups and downs, but we’ve been focused on enjoying the journey, twists and turns included. (This is the view from our bedroom.)
Bumps in the road don’t need to rob us of our present happiness.
Derek and I are learning that we can’t control every situation (in fact we have very little control over many things in Albania), but we can decide how we will respond. We have full control over ourselves: our emotions, our reactions, our thoughts, our words and our actions.
We have complete control over our personal happiness.
I recently wrote an article for Lightworker’s World on the subject of happiness. It’s found in the little things. It’s found in the challenges and in the victories. It’s all around us, all we have to do is choose it. Read the article here: 12 Simple Ways To Enjoy Today.
Be sure to let me know the little things that make you happy!
Hungry for More, Monique Alvarez *Have you downloaded my free ebook, The Hungry Soul’s Manifesto? It’s all about remembering what’s important in life – creating purpose and passion, instead of just passing the time amassing stuff. p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!