Have you notice that you don’t value something in your life until you loose it? This is the mindset of many people. We are programmed in such a way that we take most things in our life for granted. We don’t value our health until we are very sick. We don’t value our life until we are in danger. We complain about our job until there is a retrenchment.
Everyday be thankful for one thing in your life : health, family, food, money, friends. By being thankful, we tend to attract more of what we are thankful of. Why?
When we are thankful of something, we are thinking positive. We are feeling positive and happy. Do you notice that whatever you do in life is to make yourself happy? So by being thankful, we are happy and our mind will attract more of what you are thankful of, to make you happy.
By being thankful everyday, we are affirming our abundance. Affirmation is a strong way to make yourself rich, provided affirmation is done with strong emotions. Have you ever fear or complain about something with so much feeling until it eventually happened?
Many of us believe that what we have are provided by a superior force such as God. If you are thankful, God will provide you with even more. Imagine you have two servants or workers. One worker who is always complaining about the food or work you give him while the other one is always thankful and happy about what you give him. Which one will you like better and may be even promote him? I believe God will feel the same way.
Every morning, be thankful you are in good health and able to get out of bed on your own. Be thankful that you can see with your eyes, hear with your ears and eat food with your mouth. At night, be thankful you have a place to come back from work and a place to sleep. Use your waiting time, traveling time and even your shower time to be in a thankful mode. Soon you feel more prosperous and more good things will happen to you.
There are many ways to be happy. Seeking happiness is the goal in everyone mind. Whatever you do is to make yourself happy. Even if you do something to please someone else, eventually the happiness of that person also cause you to be happy.
Sadness is in the mind. When you are sad, no matter how many happy events happening around you, will ever make you happy. Even the good food is tasteless when you feel sad.
Happiness is also in the mind. With so many holidays like Christmas coming your way, are you happier? Even the same job problems does not affect you so much. Even your boss looks friendlier. Even your kids looks more obedient. You life looks better when your mind is happier.
Always have happy thoughts in your mind. If you cannot keep happy thought in your mind, at least do it at the beginning and the end of each day. Feeling happy at the start of your day will increase your chance of being happy the whole day. Being happy at the end of the day will help you sleep well tonight. The quality of your sleep will again affect your happiness tomorrow.
What are the ways to be happy?
Keep a collection of happy moments. Keep hand written recording and photos of happy moments in your life each day. Keep everything in one place. Look through them every time you need happiness.
Listen to happy music. Forget about what you heard on the radio. The words in many songs are sad. Listening to these songs a hundred times will make you even more sad. It seems like the words hypnotize you into feeling sad. Collect those songs that make you feel happy. Music without lyrics seems more suited for this purpose. Play these music while you are going to work and after your work.
Watch happy movies. What you watch determines how happy you are. Watching the news or crime watch make you angry and sad. Watching horror films makes you fearful. Always select movies and TV programs that makes you feel happy. Just like songs, movies and TV can hypnotize you.
Look for things that make you happy. In the internet age, you can always find tons of things to laugh about in the websites. Below are some video that will make you happy.
Stay with happy people. Just as words from songs, movies and TV programs can affect you, words from people can also affect you. Always discuss positive and happy things with people around you. Even when talking about bad events, you can always talk about the good part of it like "It is lucky that everyone is fine". Stay away from people who are always complaining to you. Make friends with happy people who discuss happy events in life. These kind of happy people are hard to find. In life, likes attract. Happy people are attracted to happy people. To attract happy people in your life, you first must be happy.
The ancient religion often used triangular charms and amulets. They found that triangles create a sense of mystery. The sides of the triangle represents the cycle of life - birth, maturity and death, which represent a balance. Therefore it is bad to break the shape of a balanced triangle.
The ancient Egyptians used the shape of the triangle in the building of the pyramids. Many people till today regards the pyramids as an auspicious symbol, even though pyramids houses the dead.
The French considered triangles as unlucky shape. They believe the devil lurks in any cross road or fields with only three sides.
Another famous unlucky triangle is the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle. This is a region of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and surface vessels have disappeared in circumstances that is beyond the boundaries of human error or acts of nature. Some of these disappearances have been attributed to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by extraterrestrial beings by popular culture.
People in the ancient times believe that the shell of the turtle represent the dome of the sky. This makes them believe that the creature is a symbol of heavenly virtue. In the far east, people believe the talisman curved int he form of a turtle will remove bad magic. The Chinese and Japanese also use turtles symbols to represent long life.
Elephant is known to be an auspicious animal in many countries.
Circus ring master like to sew hair from the elephant tail into the hem of their tailcoat, hoping to bring good luck from the show.
Hunters like to wear a bracelet made of elephant hair to bring good luck in their hunt.
In Hinduism, there is a god Ganesha, the god of wisdom with a elephant head. If one wear a amulets engraved with the god Ganesha, will help one to remove any obstacles from one’s path.
In Thailand, the symbol of a white elephant is very auspicious. Even the royal family keeps real white elephants in their royal palace.
If you are thinking of buying any charm in the form of elephant head, remember to buy one with the trunk in the upright position or else it will not bring you good luck. You can place figures of elephants outside the house, facing the doorway, to bring good luck to the household.