Frivolous or Inspired? Regardless, I’m Happy.

by Jan on April 20, 2011

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” – Mohandas Gandhi.

The other day I was telling my family doctor, whom I admire and trust, about my new project, Hope on Hope. I was telling him how fulfilled I feel with my new hopes, dreams and plans. I also mentioned that I was feeling passionate and happy in my new work.

“Be careful,” he replied. “It is okay to be happy but just not too happy.” I sensed he might even suggest medication to control my happiness. But he didn’t. However, he certainly got me thinking.

Is the idea of writing a blog about HOPE irrational?
Is it silly to think that my opinion of HOPE might interest anyone?
Will I allow this well-intentioned critic to stop me from sharing HOPE?

Not a chance.

I want to stand up for HOPE, to prove its usefulness in our outer lives and show how it is essential for our inner lives. I am letting my heart’s desire continue to seed my dreams, in the belief that if the message of HOPE touches just one person, I will be very happy.

With your help, this can become an interactive process in which you can share how you see, feel and act with HOPE. I think we are on our way.

•  How many times have you heard “No” when you wanted to hear “Yes?”
•  Have you overcome barriers in order to follow your passion?
•  Have you been helped at all by these blogs?

If so, you will make me very happy if you let me know.

If you want to find out more about authentic happiness, read this book by Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment.