Super happy people: there are so very few of them! You certainly don’t see them on TV, and even if you were to, it wouldn’t help much: you got to meet them to understand what they are about.
You might be wondering if those happiness superheroes actually exist… Well, they do, and they are neither lottery winners, nor the products of genetic engineering! They are normal people, like you and I, who have learned some pretty important lessons. Trivial stuff, superficially, but enormously potent when you deeply believe it…
1-You are ok
You are as you are, with all your limits, with all your faults, the good and the bad. You have the right to exist and be happy.
2-Your life is no accident
Your life has a meaning: it might be humble, it might be great, it might be rational, or it might be totally weird! No needs to explain it: it just makes sense.
3-You can choose the life you want
You can enjoy what you have and change what you don’t like.
4-Your past is ok
There are things your are proud of, and maybe others you wish you hadn’t done. There are periods in which life has treated you well, and others in which you felt so very unlucky. All is all part of your story, all is part of who you are.
5-Your present is interesting
This crazy thing called life is so damned interesting!
6-Your future is bright
Things will turn out well. If anything bad happens, you will cope with it and you will find a way to learn from experience.
7-You are loved
Loneliness is just a state of mind: if you close your eyes, love is all around you!
Well, reading what I have just wrote, I know I sound a bit cheesy… my mind wonders to those old pickup lines which never worked: ‘Baby, somebody better call God, cuz he’s missing an angel!’ On the other hand, each and every point is 100% true, at least, that is the case when you do believe it: we shape our reality from the inside out.
Personally, I am having challenges in fully focusing on my present: the future always seems more interesting! I am also in the process of accepting my limits: a tiny part of me still wishes I could be perfect!
And what about you? Do you agree with all of the 7 points? Would you be willing to adopt a new belief if you knew it could greatly improve your life? How could you reinvent this list so it does become yours?