The Pursuit of Happiness is both the answer and the challenge to those of us seeking it.
Pursuit implies an end. Yet, our “pursuit” does not end in this chapter of our journey until we close both the book and our eyes for the last time. However, there is a VERY simple solution to this VERY real dilemma, friends.
No grass is as green as the envy on the individual looking over the fence.
“Healing others takes patients; healing ourselves takes patience.”
~Loopholes on Life, 09.17.2012
The Good begets Good Loophole
Good breeds good. One good turn deserves another. Karma.
This post will be as short & sweet as our actions ought to be.
Yesterday I made a “Help Wanted” Post called “Take one for the TEAM“.
Karma In – Small Sacrifices:
In general, I highlighted the unfortunate order mix-up at Starbucks where I had ordered my usual White Chocolate Mocha, got a Mocha (which couldn’t taste MORE different), but due to the tension in the environment, the fact there appeared to be a new employee who was struggling to get into the swing of things, and the long line/wait I was already apart of — I opted to just move on and be thankful for a hot beverage.
It may seem a bit prima donna, but it truly is all about the little things!
Karma Out – Coming “Full Circle”:
Less than 24 hours later, I placed my morning coffee drink at the same Starbucks. They recognized me and said “you waited a long time yesterday, this drink is on us!”
Patience and kindness IS rewarded, friends. We tend to miss the opportunities all too often because of the latency involved. Be good because it makes sense to be good, but also know that things DO indeed come full-circle.
I am now enjoying, and am thankful for, another warm beverage this morning…
But this time it was my favorite kind, it was free, and it tastes like magic.
Until next time, friends, be good! 🙂
Life is not a race, it is a journey that we travel at our own pace.
This post is about overcoming the ‘battle within’, the lyrics in this song were originally dedicated to a couple individuals that I thought needed it the most at the time — but by no coincidence, it ended up summarizing the story of all those ‘trying to find their way’, and I learned a lot about myself in the process…In fact, the last line of the second verse ultimately inspired the motto for this blog. 🙂
As we each travel down separate lanes on the same highway of life, “Getting up Now” is about our individual roads to redemption, a verse for each phase:
- Life’s tough & we self-destruct
- Know thyself, the decision to be a victim or victor
- Awakening to the truth of life & happiness
We tumble and fall… but we’re getting up now!
We stumble and stall… but we’re getting up now!
We set ourselves up, just to let ourselves down;
But we’re NOT letting up; we’re getting up right now!
We all want to be happy… right?!
If that was the case, why do so many people with such propensity to be happy…just…seem…to…eventually…self-destruct?
The trick to being happy is NOT to “obtain” happiness! By doing that, we are really putting our happiness in the “obtainment of whatever it is that was obtained”. The REAL secret to securing happiness is to… Continue reading ““How to be Happy” Loophole”
“Many people in need would give an arm & a leg… just to be lent a hand.” ~LoopholesOnLife.com