There’s an old saying “If I was just a child again, there would be no worries”. The thing is this, the child is still in us. Just thinking back to the days of innocence and no worries. We just have to learn to look deeper to find that innocence once again. Reach back into your mind in time and replay the happy times. Sit down with something that brings back childhood memories for you. The good memories, don’t concern your self with any negative ones. Only the good one’s are what you need to think about. As you sit there thinking about those happy times of innocence, what comes to mind that would make you happy now. What change would you need to do in order to feel that again.
Think of ways to bring the passion back into your life. The zest for life and all it’s joys! Find new ways of doing things. Claim a new mind set on other opportunities that could spark new interest. With this, we find ways within us to find that happiness. I remember in Elementary School they were doing a fundraiser for American Red Cross. If you donated some money, they would give you a little pin to clip onto your shirt. Maybe you remember. It was just a little tin pin in the shape of a circle with American Red Cross on it. That pin made me feel so good and important. Not that I realized the importance of that donation at that time, but liked the positive words the teachers gave me. I walked around so proudly.
As an adult, we can find things that make us happy like a child. I’m in my forties and recently brought back what I remembered I enjoyed doing in High School. Painting! Back then I didn’t paint like I do now. With time and what I have learned threw time gave me a better edge on my art work. I get so into painting and blending the colors to make a unique painting. It’s something that I created from my mind and I’m very proud to share with others of what I created. They look at me with amazement. They say, You did that! LOL.. That right there is what I’m talking about. The feeling of innocence and feeling proud. Feeling the joy and happiness that others complimented me on my achievement.
So yes, there are ways of feeling that happiness, achievements, and that zest for life. Keep striving on a goal for happiness and soon you will see the light!