“The Forces that are For You are greater than the ones against you. You have a destiny to fulfill.” – Joel Osteen
Let me entertain you (with the image of Robbie Williams in my mind ripping his skin off. True story! Google it! The shit people do to get attention, I will leave this topic for another post!)
Now I know you all can’t wait to read about me messing up right? Here is the scoop. This first post is to set the records right, if you have read the “About Me” section, you would have understood that my mission here is to help you and to get your back covered right? But that doesn’t make me a perfect human being nor a Wonder Woman (although I would love to wear that costume with the cape and roll with it even for an hour, kill all the evils and save the World. YAY!)
I am here admitting to you in my first post that I have messed up serval times in my life, like major screw ups, the unshakable ones, the life changing destroying ones the ones that kept me crying for days and days. The ones that needed more than 2 large tubs of Haagen Dazs ice cream to make me feel better, the ones that even Drake (please if you do not know who is Drake, google him, add him to your Favorite tool bar, then thank me later) with all his glorious magnificent songs couldn’t change my status quo. Can you imagine now how bad those mistakes were and still some of them are?! Ughhh
I am human like you, and let us not please go into that route that there might be in the future a robot that would be called “RanaX” who might have my similar qualities, and do the same mistakes as mine as that would be the tragedy of tragedies!
How many times you sobbed in despair, especially at night (like for real, why all the sobbing happens at night). For you gentlemen who are reading this, I know you cry too and there is nothing, in my Humble Opinion, more powerful and respectful than this. Being Fragile Is Powerful and not a suicide attempt like most people believes.
How many times have you prayed to God to let you survive that day, night, week, month, or year?
How many times you felt that everything and everyone in your life are planning the biggest conspiracy theory in history that even Sherlock Holmes himself would not be able to solve it and save you? It’s as if the “Forces” are against you and you keep praying for “the Forces To Be With You”!
See I Can Hear You. Haven’t I Told you before That I am Human, and You Can relate to me?
Have you experienced the soul snitching, eyes swelling, heavy breathing, jaws dropping, body shivering, heart sinking, airless sleepless nights and days of sadness. I DID. Although what I will say next will be very controversial but I trust your judgement and seek your patience and forgiveness here: I hope that at least once in your life you will be challenged by an ugly transforming experience (ugly is a very loose concept and that is the purpose of having it here) to realize what Happiness is all about. As without seeing yourself in that low and hopeless place, you will not take that leap of faith to change, transform, rebel, step out from that comfort zone, seek the truth, trust your intuitions and find your own happiness zone.
I have been in the dark for too long to realize that happiness does not come from that glittery Rolex that you wear, nor from any significant partner, and not even from my own family and friends (despite the fact that they are my unquestionable tribe) and definitely not from the branded suits and dresses I am wearing.
I discovered that Happiness comes from WITHIN. I am Happiness and Happiness is ME. I know it is not that magical discovery, we expect the solutions to complex issues to be complicated and sophisticated forgetting the simple rule in life that beauty comes from simplicity. Back in my mind there was always that BELIEF that there is something missing and once I have that thing (which changes daily) I will be Happy. I kept postponing happiness and associating it to external events pleasures and dreams, forgetting that Happiness Is A Choice that I have to make daily. Once I flipped and started gradually shifting my mindset, my approach towards Life has changed dramatically. I felt FREE and in control of my own destiny and daily happiness. Again back to the Human part, I can’t deny that there are still some days like all of us, that I feel discouraged, demotivated and frustrated but never hopeless. I can’t deny that some days me and my negativity are so intimate that I start speaking its language and other days are just “Me, Myself and I” in continuous battle and those are the worst days.
Yet, I make a conscious effort every single day to increase my Happiness Moments by doing the things that bring those moments more to real life. This Life is all about experimenting, and I have discovered in order to live my Life More fully and make each day count, and as I am the only one responsible for my happiness account, I have to fill it each day with More Happiness Moments. Below are some of the beautiful things that make my heart jump, my face smile, my soul giggle and my heart fill with gratitude, which I make sure that I experience often to keep my Happiness Account increasing:
- Opening my eyes in the morning to an amazing view
- My spiritual connection and conversations
- The Smile of My boys
- The silly jokes of my Sister
- The caring of my Mom
- Praying for my Dad
- SEA and Everything related to it
- FRIENDS ( real ones and the series)
- Being in love or seeing people in love (still a softy at heart)
- Watching babies and kids playing (especially if not mine) 😉
- Eating ” Black Cod” dish at Zuma (seriously, the happiest) 🙂
- Using the dictionary to know the meaning of a new word (nerdyyy)
- Reading and reading and reading
- Traveling and traveling and traveling
- Vanilla ice cream cone with Flake Chocolates (Hello to our people in England)
- Any form of physical and mental exercise
- Playing football with by Boys
- Watching ” Suits” and drooling over Harvey
- Singing in the shower, dancing anywhere and rapping at convenience 🙂
- SEEING OTHER PEOPLE HAPPY
- MAKE OTHER PEOPLE HAPPY
The best thing about the Happiness Moments list is that it is designed and lead by you, so you can change it as much as you want as long as one of your Happiness Moments would not ever include hurting people or ripping your skin or someone’s off.
What is on your list of Happiness Moments, can’t wait for you to share it with me. If you don’t have any list, start making one today, as I guarantee you it will make you Happier.
Sending you all good vibes and best wishes through your Happiness Journey, it starts with one step which you have already taken by reading this post.