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Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.

Happiness is easy and it is simple. Do you want to be happy?  Really, do you.  It is so easy we make it hard.  It is so simple that we take it for granted.

Do you really want to be happy? Follow this simple steps and you will be happy!  Or you can over think it, debate it, say it does not work and not be happy.  That is your choice.

Step One: Every morning you wake up, say thank you that I am alive.  You can say it to God:  If you want more read Appendix One:  Or you can say it to the wall, or into the mirror, or to the first person you meet.

Step Two: Smile when you get ready to face the day!

Step Three: Find one good thought to hold on to throughout the day.  Don’t let anyone take it from you.

Step Four: Pay it forward a little every day.  Just because you can’t help everyone and solve every problem does not mean you cannot do one little thing a day.  Pay forward spare change, or good news

Step Five: Resist Gossip, Bad News, Anger and Hate.  Now this one is hard read Appendix Two if you need more:

Step Six: Realize, the more “Happy” you are, the more of a target you will become to those who are not happy.  Will you let them knock you down and rob you of your Happiness?

Appendix One: Every morning you wake up, say thank you that I am alive.  You can say it to God:  (Whichever one you worship because in the end we will learn that it all goes to the same place, it was just that people wrapped faith up in politics and traditions, but God is God so just be thankful to God)

Appendix Two: Gossip, Bad News, Anger and Hate are all around you.  Learn to tune it out.  You can be aware of your surroundings without agreeing and spreading gossip, bad news, anger and hate.  Try spreading Good News, Love and Understanding.  Do you want to be Happy?  Happiness is a choice.  You cannot be Happy and continue to choose the most negative energy to spread.

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.  Do you really want to be happy?  Follow these six simple steps!

Step One:  Be Thankful for everyday!

Step Two: Smile

Step Three: Find one good thought to hold on to throughout the day

Step Four: Pay it forward a little every day.

Step Five: Resist Gossip, Bad News, Anger and Hate

Step Six: Realize, the more “Happy” you are, the more of a target you will become!

Can you do this, really; can you.

Try it for a week or two. Then try it for a month.  Then a year!  Then why not try it forever?

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.

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Things we take for granted.

Things we take for granted.

Lately my eyes have been opened to all the little miracles that happen that we seem to take for granted. Bear with me a minute.  Welcome to 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo.

Each morning I wake up and on most days I am up between 5:30 and 6:30 AM. My 5:30 alarm is my get a jump on the day alarm.  6:00 AM is if I feel like sleeping in a little, and 6:30 is the get up now or you will be late alarm.  I get cleaned up and get dressed and grab my to-go breakfast combo and drive into work.  Usually I am settled in at work with a cup of coffee between 7:30 AM and 8:30 depending on when I leave and how traffic treats me.  I may have to follow-up on a few e-mails, open up a conference call or visit a customer or two as I settle in at my new day job.  It was on a day very similar to the start of the day I just described that I realized how many things I take for granted every day.  I think I am not alone in being guilty of taking little miracles for granted.

Things we take for granted.

When I settle in with a cup of coffee at work I take for granted all the people who work in dangerous conditions, or who are not treated fairly or who do not have a job to go to at all. So now, each day I try to be thankful that my future is bright and a way has been made for me.  I also pray that others find a job, career or business opportunity they enjoy and do what I can to help.

When I arrive safely at work in the morning or at home at night, I take for granted all the people who sometimes don’t make it to where they are going. All those traffic jams and traffic accidents that annoy us, sometimes we forget it is a minor miracle that we have safe passage.  Now I am thankful for and pray that everyone has safe travels.

When I grab that to-go combo for my ride to work, sometimes I take for granted that some people have to go hungry or skip meals to make ends meet. So I am thankful for the harvest and the fruits there in and I try to pay it forward by donating to charities and volunteering when I get a chance.  I also invite and encourage others to do the same.

When I get dressed and I take an extra minute to pick out a tie, vest and or jacket I take for granted that not everyone has clean clothes to wear or work a job in a nice office environment. Some people have to dress for combat, others may have to dress for very harsh environments.  As I am chasing my dreams I hope and pray that everyone has a chance to live their dream one day.

And when I get up and hit that snooze button or cancel my early alarm for my later alarm, sometimes I take for granted that I woke up with another chance at a new day. I am thankful for everyday because every day is a new day and a new chance to not only take my shot in this life, but be thankful for life itself.

We live in the present, our lives are a present. Each day is a gift.  We need to learn to be thankful.  Do not take the day for granted.  It only takes a minute to stop and reflect on the little miracles that happen every day.