Have you ever met someone who just seemed to be happy in their own skin? It’s a wonderful thing to see isn’t it? What do they think or do differently that causes this level of confidence and happiness? I have noticed a few common traits among them that are worth considering. I’m sure you could add to this list.
realize that life is not supposed to make them happy – that’s their job
understand that they are the genuine article – individual and special in every way
seem aware of the importance of ongoing growth of body, mind and spirit
breathe in each moment – observing and feeling more deeply then processing it all for the betterment of self and others
have learned to let let go of the ‘should haves, could haves and if onlys’ in life
realize that there is something much more powerful than themselves
never give up and are willing to regroup, rethink and redo when necessary
refuse to blame others for situations or issues and quickly accept their part in making it better
are willing to lend a hand up but not simply a hand out to others
realize the powerful difference between sympathy and empathy
find joy in the accomplishments of others
understand that ‘if happiness is to be it’s up to me!’
don’t seek applause for a job well done but with a deep seated confidence realize what they are capable of and just go about doing it
motivate us by their presence and celebrate with us as we live our life
are a joy to be around and quick to encourage us to stretch ourselves at ever juncture
remember the importance of gratitude for who they are and what they can do to make this world a little better place
We can practice these attributes and become happier in our skins. The amazing thing is that we have the power to join this unique club at any time in our lives. It’s something to think about!
Have a great few days!