I might not know the secret to happinessfor everyone or how to be happy all the time, but I do know what makes me happy at this moment. So if you ever find yourself in Los Angeles, and there is some woman walking and singing with her music on her iPod, it’s probably me. I love to sing. It lifts my spirits and calms me down. What’s more, when I’m happy, people around me are happy.
I ride a train and bus to and from work every day. One day, I was waiting for the bus and a really great song came on (Rambling Man by Laura Marling). I listened to that song over and over walking from the office to the bus stop. While sitting at the bus stop, my feet were taping to the beat, my head bopped up and down and I lifted my face to soak in the sunshine. It felt so good. The music flowing loudly into my ears filled me, and I felt at peace with everything. At one point, I glanced around suddenly self-conscious. The lady sitting next to me on the bench was also tapping her foot. On the train, I continued to listen to that song and continued to bop along with it. Sure enough, when I looked around more people were bopping along to some imaginary music or beat. It felt like we were all connected.
One line in particular kept running through me from this song.
Let it always be known that I was who I am.
If this is true (and I believe it is), then who am I? How will I be remembered? Psychic Abigail ext. 9570 talks about how no one outside of yourself can make you happy. So I have to choose to be happy. If I choose to be happy, then it will show through me. It can be contagious. Just like those folks tapping to their own rhythms with me, my happiness flowed out of me and connected with them. I remember meeting my true love during a time when I was extremely happy. He was not only attracted to me, but to my happiness.
So what makes you happy? When was the last time you were happy? By connecting to what you love doing or that which makes you happy, you will feel better. People will comment on it, and you will be noticed for your happiness. I double-dog dare you to find out how many things make you happy.