If you want to live a happy life, wake up each morning intending to create happiness that you can then bring into your day. This affirmation intends to help you start your day with positive thoughts by recognizing your own power to generate that positivity.
“Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Generate Enthusiasm for the Day
I generate enthusiasm and ambition for the day.
When you wake up in the morning, before anything else, take time to just let your mind take in the beginning of the day. Find that spot within you where light still lives, and step into that space. Let the feelings of that space engulf you. Let the experience energize you to pursue meaningful aims.
Make your mornings a sacred time where you become motivated to bring the energy you most want to experience today.
People who are motivated, happy, or inspired are not lucky; they are conscientious. You’re gifted with the ability to use your mind to generate the energy you experience, and to focus on what you do want. When you visualize yourself doing the things you want to be doing, you strengthen your chances of doing those things.
To quote a powerful passage in The Motivation Manifesto:
And so mature adults realize that motivation is not so much a feeling as it is a conscious commitment to a motive, a choice toward something, a deeply held reason to act. It is an energy that results from thought. We feel motivated because we choose to, not because the sun happens to shine on our side of the street.
Happiness is not a result of impulse or happenstance or temporary pleasure, but of intentional thought and consistent, purposeful action.
Extract Joy from Common Things
I cultivate a curiosity for life’s vast beauty, so that I can extract joy from common things.
Use your mind to focus on the good things, the beautiful things, the light and the love. In this way, you’ll summon joy and attract the positive energy needed to experience life’s experiences with delight, or at least peace.
“The art of happiness,” as Henry Ward Beecher once said, “lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
Happiness can be wrought from the simple moments we mistakenly label “mundane.” Retrain your mind to discover happiness in the little things and those mundane moments are transformed into the most extraordinary moments.
There’s wonder to behold here, and only the wise can see it.
Stay curious and humble, and contemplate the workings of this world and beyond in wonder–you’ll find more that is wonderful in your eyes. Stay playful in your approach, like a child would, and you’ll see less reason to cry and more reason to celebrate.
What we choose to see influences what we do see, for our vision is largely based on the perception we carry around with us.
Create Happiness Here and Now
I have the ability to generate the energy I experience. And so I do.
You’ll find that the greatest happiness in your life is the happiness you willingly choose to experience. By starting your day on a happy note and then moving through your day from that space, on a consistent basis, you’ll design happiness for the present rather than postpone it for the future.
You invite happiness into your life right now by actively willing it to be a bigger part of your life.
There’s a powerful driving force inside you that can bring your dreams–of happiness, freedom, love, success–to life. Rather than waiting for happiness to walk through your door, tap into your innate ability to swing the door open and usher it into your life.
Blessings will find their way into your heart so long as you prioritize their entrance.
Joy will find its way into your life so long as you value its presence.
What you do each day reveals your priorities.
- How can you create happiness today?
- What thoughts can you ponder that will generate enthusiasm for your day?
- Are you willing to turn your mornings, even a small part of them, into happiness invitations?
Please share your positive thoughts, happiness practices, intentions, and experiences with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation and inspire someone else to create happiness today.
Radiate the love you wish to receive. Bring the energy in which you wish to live.
Free watercolor texture by Lost and Taken; lettering by Aim Happy.