Every season brings new opportunities for joy and happiness. The pleasures of life are often found in the small and simple details of every day living. Purposefully seeking out joy in the here and now creates gratitude and peace during times of hardship and stress. Finding reasons to be happy now is the best prevention against sadness, depression, and regret. Make your life vibrant and full by creating a daily habit of reasons to be happy now.
Here are my 25 reasons to be happy now. What are yours?
3. Ginger Cookies
4. Hot Chocolate
8. Changing Leaves
9. Colorful Mountains
11. Crisp Air
12. Crunchy Leaves
13. Migrating Butterflies
16. Cooler Weather
18. Afternoon Walks
19. Harvest Moon
20. Morning Frost
21. Holiday Decorations
22. New Beginnings
23. Opportunities For Change
What makes you happy now? Share in the comments below.
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Carolyn Flynn, LPC
Watercolor Artwork from “Autumn Mountain Road” by Carolyn Almendarez
Carolyn Flynn, LPC holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with additional studies in Nutrition and Holistic Health. She provides a unique blend of mind-body solutions to create health, happiness, and loving relationships. She is a strategist, problem-solver, and intuitive guide. She believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful, serene, and happy. She is committed to helping women create lives they love. She is the author of SMART Talk, Heal Your Grief, and Holiday Peace and Joy.
Recently I read the classic mind-body book, “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain. Her book is amazing resource for those wishing to better understand how to use visualization, meditation, and affirmations to improve your life and achieve your desired goals. She provides simple exercises and examples of how to tap in to your mind-body power to create health, happiness, success, and any other goal you wish to manifest.
Here is one of my favorite meditations from her book:
The Pink Bubble Technique by Shakti Gawain
Sit or lie down comfortably, close your eyes and breathe deeply, slowly, and naturally. Gradually relax deeper and deeper.
Imagine something that you would like to manifest. Imagine that it has already happened. Picture it as clearly as possible in your mind.
Now in your mind’s eye surround your fantasy with a pink bubble; put your goal inside the bubble. Pink is the color associated with the heart, and if this color vibration surrounds whatever you visualize, it will bring to you only that which is in perfect affinity with your being.
The third step is to let go of the bubble and imagine it floating off into the universe, still containing your vision. This symbolizes that you are emotionally “letting go” of it. Now it is free to float around in the universe, attracting and gathering energy for its manifestation.
Isn’t that a wonderful meditation!
After completing the pink bubble technique with my desired goal, I decided to increase the power of the meditation and the mind-body message I wanted to send the universe by drawing a visual picture of my desired imagine and writing affirmations to claim my imagined desire as already being true for me. By adding some affirmations and a visual picture for my conscious mind to focus on I created more neural pathways for my mind and body to help me manifest my desired goal into reality.
You can use these three techniques to help you achieve your desired goals and dreams into reality.
What will you put in your pink bubble? Share in the comments below.
Carolyn Flynn Almendarez holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with additional studies in Nutrition and Holistic Health. She provides a unique blend of mind-body solutions to create health, happiness, and loving relationships. She is a strategist, problem-solver, and intuitive guide. She believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful, serene, and happy. She is committed to helping women create lives they love. She is the author of SMART Talk, Heal Your Grief, and Holiday Peace and Joy.