the pursuit of happiness…

24 Jan

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m big into psychology and self-help…go ahead and judge.  And from a very young age, I’ve always had this weird overwhelming desire to find happiness.  I’ve grown to realize it’s not something to be found, but more about your mindset.  I’m not always the most positive person, so the whole euphoria thing is challenging, but I’m consciously and continually rewiring my thought process.

Oddly over the last week, I was reflecting on how much of a pessimist I can be and how cynical I am, and how I need to be more open. Then I watched Conan O’Brien’s last show, and he mentioned at the end of his monologue, particularly to young people, to not be cynical and how cynicism is his least favorite character trait, and being that way gets you no where; it struck a cord. It’s so true, if you are open, not judgmental, and can think positively about life and the people in it, not everything will be as you envisioned, but good things will come to you. Plus ‘lucky’ people rarely are cynics.

Anyway, below is something I clipped from Self Magazine in January of ’09, and it’s been on my vision board ever since.  Maybe it’ll bring a little happiness in your life, I like to do #1 every night (you can judge me again).  I also posted the clip from Conan I was referring to.

It’s a new day, be happy! =)

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