Life Lesson 13: Do You Want to be Happy??

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Years ago, while watching Dr. Phil, he posed a question to a guest that really hit home for me.

He asked if they wanted to be right or if they wanted to be happy.

Yep, I have been a “right-fighter” for most of my life…needing and wanting to be right no matter what.

Not any more.

I don’t need to be right.  I don’t need to argue with someone over something that really doesn’t matter in the big picture. And guess what??  Most of what we argue about doesn’t matter…it REALLY doesn’t!

I just want to be happy.

That’s it.  Happy.


At the Tomato Fest this summer. This guy was dancing around and just appeared to be enjoying himself in every aspect.

I’m currently reading the book, The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer.  I just got to a section of the book where he talks about there really being only one question to ask yourself…do you want to be happy?

Don’t qualify the answer.

The question is not if you want to be happy and what it will take to get there.

It’s not about whether there are certain things in your life that will take away from you being happy.

It’s simply do you want to be happy?

Icky crap is going to happen no matter what.  Ultimately, we still want to be happy, right?  Isn’t that what it’s all about?

That’s what I want.  Can I do that no matter what is happening in my life?  I know I will experience moments of doubt…of grief…of sadness…of disappointment.  None of this needs to take away from my overall ability or desire to be happy.

Desire is where the energy goes…I desire to be happy…no matter what.

So what’s it going to be for you?  Do you want to be happy?

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