Creating Happy Days

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln

Today is my husband’s birthday. I wish him good health and happiness for the coming year. What does that mean exactly? We get the health part but what about happiness? Some think happiness is something we can use up. Others think happiness is the result of more…more money, more fame, more stuff.  Nothing can be further from the truth. 

Contentment or happiness is the result of many things including our environment, habits, behaviors, and decisions. It is also the result of learning to create a good day for ourselves. As we consistently choose to be happy, the amount of happiness we experience can improve over time and we will be better able to address problems as they arise. Happy Birthday, Ken!

Affirmation: I know how to create a good day for myself.

Coaching questions: What makes you happy? How do you create your own happiness? What will you do to bring more happiness into your life? 


Photo by Christopher Martyn on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “Creating Happy Days

  1. Create and maintain a good day for myself even though things often happen to change our plans. To me, the goal is “content.” I’m sure others would like to argue with me. I don’t care — I like “content.” Happy to me is the top of the chart (often achievable), miserable (awful when it happens) is the bottom, and content is right in the middle.

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